Structured Exchange 2022-2024
The European Mining Course (EMC) is a Master degree which covers every aspect of the life cycle of mineral resources.
The world recognised European Mining Courses (EMC) is offered as a structure exchange program for 2022.
Our partner universities for 2022 are RWTH Aachen, Aalto University and MU Leoben, they provide the highest level of mining education through a structured, flexible exchange.
Aalto University students should apply through Aalto university
All other application should be through Montanuniversität Leoben.Apply for the EMC structure Exchange program.
|Continuous Mining Methods and Conveying Technologies in Surface and Underground Mining (3 ECTS)|
|Mine Ventilation, Water Control, Infrastructure (3 ECTS)|
|Occupational and Process Safety (3 ECTS)|
|Sustainable Development: History of thought, basic concepts and current applications (6 ECTS)|
|Excavation Enginering (3 ECTS)|
|Mineral Economics (3 ECTS)|
|Several Elective Courses|
RWTH Aachen University
|Feasibility studies of mining projects (5 ECTS)|
|Reserve modelling and estimation (5 ECTS)|
|Mine design and simulation (5 ECTS)|
|Mine ventilation (5 ECTS)|
|Case study: mining projects (5 ECTS)|
|Mine Waste (5 ECTS)|
|Fundamentals of minerals engineering and recycling (5 ECTS)*|
|Technical innovation project (10 ECTS)*|
|Economic geology and mineral economics (5 ECTS)*|
|Rock mechanics (5 ECTS)|
|Field experience and project in hard rock mining (5 ECTS)|
|*Component of the circular economy design forum|
|Thesis carried out at one of the universities or at a company with support from EMC (30 ECTS)|
Semester 1. Oct 01 2022 - Feb 28 2023
The MU Leoben provides courses with focus on deposit development, those include underground mining, deposit modelling and occupational safety.
Semester 2. April - Sept 2023
RTWH Aachen will offer courses connec- ted to deposit sustainability. Courses address mine wastes, feasibility studies and mining and modelling.
Semester 3, Sept - Dec 2023
Aalto covers aspects around deposit characterisation, focusing on economic geology and mineral economics, mate- rials processing and synthesis and rock mechanics.
Semester 4, Feb - Aug 2024
The thesis semester covers a 6-month 30 ECTS full-time thesis. Theses might be done with industry partners or at research facilities within the universities.
The fees for the 2022-23 EMC structured exchange program will differ depending on which university you apply to. Please consult the university of your choice to request the up to date information.Fees for Montanuniversität Leoben
Admitted students may be awarded a scholarship in order to cover the fees and other costs:
FEMP scholarship: awarded to excellent students throughout the programme. 2022-23 students can apply for a FEMP scholarship to help cover some stay and travel costs by contacting the FEMP coordinator.
The Erasmus Mobility Scholarship: covers a max of 12 months of study in a country within the EU. It can only be requested once per academic year for mobility periods taking place outside of your home country. To start the application an Erasmus+ Learning Agreement will need to be completed. Make sure you enquire if you are eligible for this scholarship (only after being accepted into the program).
Federation of European Mineral Programs
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