How is the EMC programme affected by COVID-19?
The EMC triple degree programme is designed to take place in person and on-site. However, in light of COVID-19, the programme may need to adjust to adhere to the regulations of each university and host country.
How do I apply for EMC?
Information on how to apply and other application requirements can be found on this page.
Who holds sufficient authority to write letters of recommendation for my application?
Letters of recommendation are usually written by professors of the university students are currently attending. Applicants who are already working in the industry could ask their supervisors.
I do not have to pay tuition fee in my home country. Do I have to pay a fee if I am admitted to an EMMEP program or am I exempt?
All students who are admitted to EMMEP programs have to pay a participation fee, including students from partner universities. However, all EMMEP program students can apply for scholarships.
In which language are the courses taught?
The language of instruction of the entire program, courses and examination, is English.
How is the examination organised by the partner universities?
Exams are organized according to the examination regulations of the responsible partner university. The partners universities adopted the ECTS scheme. A student receives the allocated number of credit points for each course, provided he/she has obtained a minimum grade of E in the respective examination or has been granted an exemption.
How is the master thesis organised by the partner universities?
The Master Thesis Project, worth 30 ECTS credit points, shall be supervised in accordance with the examination rules of each of the three universities participating in the particular track. The Master Thesis Project will be co-supervised by one staff member of each of the partner universities in the specific track. The student will spend his/her final semester at one of the three partner universities or outside organizations such as industry, government agencies or other university laboratories.
How is the academic degree organised by the partner universities?
After having completed the EMMEP curriculum, the student receives a Triple Master of Science Degree, one degree from each of the Partner Universities in the specific track. All degrees will be valid separately from one another. For the purpose of international mobility, the Triple Master Degree will be accompanied by a Diploma Supplement according to art. IX.3 of the Lisbon Recognition Convention of 11 April 1997. The Diploma Supplement stipulates the prerequisites and requirements for a jointly awarded Triple Master Degree for the completed track.
Where can I find detailed course descriptions?
All of the EMC course descriptions can be found in the TU Delft digital Study Guide.
What do the research and PhD opportunities look like?
All staff responsible for the courses are closely involved in research activities. During the program, the student increases their self-learning abilities and research skills, culminating in a thesis that demonstrates these skills. Furthermore, the student plays an important role in assisting PhD students by working on parts of their projects. When a student has successfully completed an EMMEP program, he/she can potentially continue as a PhD researcher with one of the partner universities.
What does the timing of the program look like?
The students of the program study together at each university and move between universities as a group. The students start their 120 credit points program in the fall. After their first semester, they move to the second university where they spend the spring semester and finally they move on to the last university for their third semester. The student will spend his/her final semester at one of the three Partner Universities or outside organizations such as industry, government agencies or other university laboratories.
Do the partner universities take care of moving to and living at different locations?
All partner universities advise and assist students in moving between countries and living in the different cities. Each partner university will do its utmost to provide housing for every student in the program. Students stay in university accommodation in single or double rooms. They will register for the accommodation themselves. Assistance is provided.
Do the partner universities take care of visas/residence permits?
The student is responsible for obtaining the necessary Visa to study in Finland, Germany and the Netherlands. The universities can provide information on applying for a visa or residence permit if required.
Do the partner universities take care of health insurance and other insurances?
Students need to organize health insurance which is valid in Finland, Germany and The Netherlands and also covers visits to mines and industrial sites as well as traveling from one country to another.
For what kind of career paths is this program suitable?
After completing your degree, you will be qualified to work for a wide range of companies. Some examples: mining companies, employers engaged in the minerals and metals processing technology, companies with ore deposits and integrated production, market leaders for efficient dredging and mining, aggregates companies, government agencies, engineering and consulting firms, banks, global oil services, knowledge institutions, research institutes and think tanks.
What is EMMEP?
EMMEP is a consortium of Europe's leading universities in resource engineering. The organization and co-ordination of the EMMEP EMC program is carried out by TU Delft. EMC builds on the strengths and the complementary expertise in earth sciences at these three universities. It offers you a combination of study and research, leading to an outstanding qualification in mining engineering.
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