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International Master in Mining Engineering

Instituto Superior Técnico

24 months
7000 EUR/year
1063 EUR/year
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The International Master in Mining Engineering is a new Joint Degree Programme between Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon) and China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing, China).


About this Degree from Instituto Superior Técnico

The International Master in Mining Engineering programme from Instituto Superior Técnico focuses on new methodologies of machine learning, artificial intelligence and geostatistics, but still grounded in basic mining engineering courses. 

The 1st and the 2nd semester of the double degree programme will be held at one of the partner institutions, Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (Técnico) or University of Mining and Technology, Beijing (CUMTB), and the 3rd and 4th semester in the other.

Why join?

  • Acquire expertizes to face new challenges of mining engineering in the next decades
  • Acquisition of knowledge in data science and artificial intelligence applied in all mining chain: from geophysical exploration up to production
  • Get an understanding of optimization methods for real-time mining
  • Studying at some of the top universities for mining sciences
  • Development of economic and intercultural competences
  • Interdisciplinary training
  • Collaboration on international research projects throughout the programme
  • Worldwide high demand for geodata scientists in the field of mining engineering
  • Excellent job prospects in a global market

Academic Degree

Students completing the International Master on Mining Engineering earn the degree “Master of Engineering”. The joint degree is awarded by the partner universities Instituto Superior Técnico and China University of Mining and Technology Beijing.The degree Master of Science is equivalent to the following academic degrees of the countries of the partner universities:
  • Instituto Superior Técnico: Master of Mining and Geological Engineering
  • China University of Mining Engineering: Master of Mining Engineering

Professional Fields

The scientific profile of this master’s degree programme facilitates graduates to pursue a world-wide career in relevant mining companies, public administrations or international organisations.

The graduates are active in resources and reserves evaluation, project and mine planning and data sciences of and within firms, organisations, and administrations. There are further opportunities in the fields of research (both university and industrial), as well as in companies, or in the insurance or banking sectors.

Programme Structure


  • Geostatistics
  • Mine Exploitation
  • Data Analysis and Processing
  • Soil and Rock Dynamics
  • Drilling and Completion
  • Geographical Information Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

As an applicant for the master degree programme you must have earned a bachelor’s degree (with the minimum required duration of six semesters or 180 ECTS) from a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution in the field of:

  • Mineral resources engineering
  • Processing of mineral resources
  • Mine-surveying
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Mining
  • Geology

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1063 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Lisbon

630 - 1123 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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