BSc in Mineral Resources Engineering
Natural resources are omnipresent – from civil engineering to optical fibres.
Mineral resources are the basis of modern industrial society. The demand is constantly rising. The exploitation of mineral resources as well as their processing and subsequent treatment to building materials, metallic materials, refractory materials, ceramics and glass, for instance, are interesting challenges. The subsurface construction projects for an improvement of infrastructure (traffic, energy, supply and disposal, etc.), especially in congested urban areas, are also of great importance.
The undergraduate program Mineral Resources Engineering has a foreseen time span of 7 semesters and imparts efficient education in the fundamentals of natural sciences during the first 4 semesters. The next 3 semesters provide skills in the engineering basics of mining, mineral processing, building materials and ceramics and tunnelling.
Typical fields of activities
The fundamentals in the field of engineering sciences, business administration and economics, as well as parts of jurisprudence open up a broad field of activities to the graduates. They work as executive engineers for mineral production industry, construction companies, supervisory authorities, suppliers, consulting engineers, public services, in research and development, marketing and controlling, or as self-employed engineers.