What will I learn?

A modern world without minerals extracted from the earth would not be possible and a safe, environmentally sustainable and cost-efficient supply of raw materials is essential for a prosperous global society. The mining and mineral sector is a high-tech industry that prioritises research and development.

As the minerals industry grows, the need also grows for new personnel with expertise in mining and the processing and recycling of minerals. The requirements of future specialists and leaders in the mining and mineral industry call for robust knowledge and skills in many fields of engineering – for example, engineers must be able to account for the environmental impacts of mine projects in the planning and production stages. The European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Programme (EMMEP) aims to train experts who possess these skills as well as the abilities required for working in an international and multidisciplinary environment.

Study programme

EMMEP is a master's degree programme organised in international cooperation between three of Europe's leading universities in mining and resource engineering: Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), Aalto University (Finland) and RWTH Aachen University (Germany). The programme is built on the strengths and the complementary areas of expertise of these universities in earth science studies and research.

During the two-year master's programme, students study together in three different universities:

  • 30 ECTS at Aalto University in Finland
  • 30 ECTS at RWTH Aachen in Germany
  • 30 ECTS at TU Delft in the Netherlands
  • 30 ECTS MSc thesis (co-supervised by all three partner universities)

EMMEP courses are designed to give students a broad education. The programme offers a unique curriculum that includes courses in mining technology, mineral processing, recycling, business and economics, management, as well as legal, health and safety matters. Excursions and visits are arranged in association with industry partners to accompany lectures. Assignments and case studies are based on life real data and worked on in teams.

Career opportunities

EMMEP graduates have great career opportunities. They are employed in industry, government organisations and research institutions. They hold key positions ranging from research, teaching and consultancy to management, design, project engineering and control. Their experience from working in an international group and environment make them attractive candidates for international companies around the world. The programme has a strong support from industry and wide and active alumni network.

Which department am I in?

School of Chemical Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (US$ 16,832) per year
Start date

September 2019, January 2020

Venue

Aalto University

Otaniemi Campus,

Otakaari 24,

ESPOO,

Uusimaa,

02150, Finland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree equivalent of 180 ECTS credits or more to be eligible to apply. The degree must be of at least three years of full-time studies. The degree from a foreign university must in the awarding country give eligibility for corresponding Master’s level studies. An applicable degree may also be an internationally accredited university level MBA program. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic IELTS only) Overall Band Score 6.5 and Writing Band Score 5.5; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) Total Score 59 and Writing Score 50; TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test) Total Score 92 and Writing Score 22 or PBT (Paper-based Test) Total Score 580 and Writing Score 4.0 or PDT (Paper-delivered Test) Reading 22, Listening 22 and Writing 24; CAE/CPE (CAE = Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, CPE = Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English) - Grades A, B, C.

For international students

  • Applicants must have an appropriate Bachelor´s degree or an equivalent qualification.
  • IELTS (Academic IELTS only) - Overall Band Score: 6.5; Writing Band Score: 5.5
  • TOEFL - Total score: 92 (IBT), 580 (PBT); Writing score: 22 (IBT), 4.0 (PBT); PDT reading section 22, listening section 22 and writing section 24
  • CAE/CPE (CAE = Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, CPE = Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English) - Grades accepted: A, B, C
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic only) - Total score: 59; Writing score: 50

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