Triple degree Masters program 2023-2024
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 triple degree masters program.
Our partner universities for 2023 are RWTH Aachen, Aalto University and MU Leoben, they provide the highest level of mining education through a structured, flexible exchange.
All application should be made through Aalto University in Helsinki.Apply for the EMC Masters Program.
Aalto University, Finland
|Economic Geology and Mineral Economics (5 ECTS)|
|Rock Mechanics (5 ECTS)|
|Field Experience and Project in Hard Rock Mining (5 ECTS)|
|Fundamentals of Minerals Engineering and Recycling (5 ECTS)|
|Metal Recycling Technologies (5 ECTS)|
|Elective studies (5 ECTS)|
RWTH Aachen, Germany
|Reserve Modelling and Estimation (5 ECTS)|
|Mine Ventilation (5 ECTS)|
|Mine Design and Simulation (5 ECTS)|
|Case study: Mining Projects (5 ECTS)|
|Feasibility Studies of Mining Projects (5 ECTS)|
|Mine Waste (5 ECTS)|
Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
|Deposit Modelling (2 ECTS)|
|Open Pit Mining (4 ECTS)|
|Underground Mining (4 ECTS)|
|Continuous Mining (3 ECTS)|
|Mine Ventilation, Water Control, Infrastructure (3 ECTS)|
|Lab in Mine Ventilation (1 ECT)|
|Sustainable Development (6 ECTS)|
|Occupational and Process Safety (3 ECTS)|
|Elective Studies (4 ECTS)|
|Thesis carried out at one of the universities or at a company with support from EMC (30 ECTS)|
Triple Degree Masters Program
Semester 1. September to December 2023
Aalto covers aspects around deposit characterisation, focusing on economic geology and mineral economics, mate- rials processing and synthesis and rock mechanics.
Semester 2. April - Sept 2024
RTWH Aachen will offer courses connec- ted to deposit sustainability. Courses address mine wastes, feasibility studies and mining and modelling.
Semester 3, October 2024 to January 2025
The MU Leoben provides courses with focus on deposit development, those include underground mining, deposit modelling and occupational safety.
Semester 4, February to August 2025
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.
Fees are yet to be finalised for 2023-24, the following are estimates based on 2022-23 fees
1) Aalto University. Tuition fee €0 for EU/EEA citizens, €15,000 / academic year (€7,500 / term) for non-EU/EEA citizens. Student Union Fee: €63 / academic year (2022-23) Student Health Service fee: €36 / term (20232)
2) RWTH Aachen. Tuition fee €0. Social contribution fee: €300 attending semester, not attending €9 (2022-23)
3) Montanuniversität Leoben. Tuition fee: €364 / semester for EU/EEA citizens, students to whom Austria, on the basis of an international treaty, is obliged to grant the same rights of access to the profession as Austrian nationals, and regular students who fall under the groups of persons pursuant, as well as regular students from third countries who have a residence permit other than that for students pursuant to § 64 NAG. €727 / semester for non-EU citizens. Regular students who are citizens of the least developed countries are generally exempt. They only pay the students' union membership fee. Contact: [email protected] for detailed info.
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. 2023-24 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).
For non-EU/EEA students: Aalto scholarships (tuition fee waivers) available.
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