European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program (EMMEP), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
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A global minerals industry needs new experts and competence to fuel its renewal. As a graduate of the European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program (EMMEP) at Aalto University, you are in a prime position to effect change in the field.

About

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.

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.

The European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program (EMMEP) is offered at Aalto University.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Fundamentals of minerals engineering and recycling 
  • Materials processing & synthesis
  • Economic Geology & mineral economics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Feasibility Studies & Financial Modeling 
  • Reserve Modelling and Estimation
  • Underground Mine Design
  • Surface Mine design
For more information, please visit programme website.

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
              • Credits
                120 ECTS
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

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              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:

                6.5

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                180

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                580

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                92

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              Academic Requirements

              • A Bachelor degree of at least 180 ECTS credit points in appropriate subject areas (e. g. engineering, earth sciences, environmental sciences, mineral resources engineering) issued by one of the Partner Universities,
              • In case the applicants do not originate from an English-speaking country, adequate results for a recognized language proficiency test, 
              Proof of the minimum grade requirement:
                • RWTH Aachen: a 3 or 4 year 1st Cycle Bachelor's degree from a Wissenschaftliche Hochschule or Universität with a final cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 or better
                • Statement of purpose, letter of motivation of maximum 2000 words;
                • Curriculum Vitae;
                • Two letters of recommendation*;

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                15000 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                Free
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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              Living costs for Helsinki

              • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
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              Funding

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