24 months
9000 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Resources Engineering (EMerald) degree from EIT RawMaterials Academy is an ERASMUS programme aims to offer you the right balance between knowledge of resources and process-engineering skills.

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As everyone knows sustainability is a field of high importance nowadays and raw materials are essential for the future of Europe. The Resources Engineering (EMerald) degree from EIT RawMaterials Academy offers you the opportunity you draw your own future within a circular economy driven by regenerable resources!

Towards a more Circular Economy

It is the unique signature of EMerald to bridge the gap between geological exploration and mineral processing by offering innovative education in geo-metallurgy. However, when considering the circular economy paradigm, it is also obvious that the rapidly developing urban mining sector in Europe needs a similar curriculum in eco-metallurgy.

The ambition here is to help close the loop in a resource-efficient way by forming professionals who know the processing challenges and the need to meet targets in terms of recyclability. Therefore, based on these needs-analysis in the raw material sector, the new EMerald program has been implemented in order to offer a specialization during the second year in primary resources (LTU) or in secondary resources (TUBAF).

EMerald Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)

An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) is a prestigious, integrated, international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions (HEIs) and, where relevant, other partners with specific expertise and interest in the study programme.

Career Opportunities

The resources engineering field offers a wide variety of career opportunities that encompass a diverse range of skills. Please explore some of these options below.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mineral Resources
  • Process Mineralogy
  • Mineral Processing
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Geostatistics
  • Waste and by-products processing
  • Management of Resources
  • Resources modelling and evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 1 October  – 20 January for Erasmus Mundus scholarships 
  • 1 March – 30 April  for non-EU self-funded students
  •  1 March – 30 June  for EU self-funded students




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Eligible candidates must have a bachelor‘s degree in Engineering with basic knowledge in Geology or a bachelor‘s degree in Minerals Engineering, Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering or a master‘s degree in Geology. At least 22.5 ECTS in Mathematics at university level are required. Candidates must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Liège

690 - 1070 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Resources Engineering (EMerald)
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