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EMerald Master's in Georesource Engineering

EIT RawMaterials Academy
2 years
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
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Program description

EMerald Master's in Georesource Engineering

EMerald is a two-year Master’s programme (120 ECTS) organised by four European Universities – University of Liège (ULiège), University of Lorraine (UL), Luleå University of Technology (LTU) and Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF). The program is designed to focus on the following major aspects of Resources Engineering, Characterisation, Processing, Modelling and Management.

The EMerald Master Programme has been designed to find the right balance between knowledge of resources (geology, landfills, urban mines, reserve characterisation and modelling) and process engineering techniques (comminution, sorting, preconcentration, extractive metallurgy and waste disposal).

The programme is organised into four semesters (30 ECTS per semester). Semester one takes place at the University of Liège in Belgium, after which you will move to the University of Lorraine in France to complete semester two. For semester three, choose your specialisation and study at either the Luleå Institute of Technology in Sweden, or TU Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany. For your final semester, you will be based at one of these four partner universities for your research and innovation industry internship.

Visit the programme website for full details.  All teaching and assessment is undertaken in English.

Admission requirements

Eligible candidates must have a Bachelor degree in Engineering with basic knowledge in Geology or a Bachelor degree in Minerals Engineering, Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering or a Master degree in Geology

At least 22.5 ECTS in Mathematics at university level are required. Candidates must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

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Program content

Semester 1


  • Mineral Resources
  • Process Mineralogy


  • Mineral Processing I
  • Waste and by-products processing


  • Numerical Analysis
  • Geostatistics


  • Seminars on economical and societal issues in mining
  • Exploitation of Mineral Deposits

Semester 3


  • Mining geology
  • Mineral Liberation Analysis of Mineral Resources


  • Case study of ore processing
  • Advanced Mineral Processing


  • Resources modelling and evaluation


  • Management of Resources

Semester 3


  • Advanced characterisation of mineral / water interface
  • Exploitation of mineral raw materials and Environmental impact of mining


  • Mineral Processing II
  • Senior Design Project in Mineral Processing
  • Project – Process Design Mineral Processing / Recycling
  • Selective Separation of Strategic Elements
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Practice of secondary raw materials


  • Simulation of Mineral Processing
  • Geometallurgy
  • Simulation of Sustainable Metallurgical Process


  • Resource Management

Semester 4

  • Internship and Master thesis

Tuition fees

Program fees are the following

  • 9000€/year for non-European students
  • 4500€/year for Europeans

Scholarships & funding

For students beginning in September 2020, EIT Label scholarships from EIT Raw Materials of €13,500 per eligible student are available.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the institute website.


ECTS: 120

Continuing studies

EMerald also prepares you for further study (PhD) in mineral processing, geometallurgy, resources/reserves estimation, process development, mineral industry, etc.

Career opportunities

The knowledge and skills EMerald graduates gain are highly valued in industry and beyond. Not only are EMerald graduates qualified to work in the fields of mining, building materials
(cement, aggregates), non-ferrous metals production, circular economy of metals and mineral chemistry, possible career paths also include working for

  • Geological surveys
  • Junior exploration companies
  • Investment banks (resources sector)
  • Venture capital (resources sector)
  • EU Commission (raw materials and industry)
  • National/regional governments (mining laws, implementing circular economy, mineral industry)

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EIT RawMaterials

EIT RawMaterials Academy

EIT RawMaterials is initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, with a mission to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain...

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Carlos Arias Quintero
Emerald Master's program has a focus on innovative Geomteallurgy and Recycling of minerals. This scope is achieved by a highly-skilled group of professors distributed in 4 universities that form the Emerald Consortium. Being part of Emerald is not just taking part in shaping the future of the raw materials value chain with concrete actions, but ...
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EIT RawMaterials Academy

Europa Center
Tauentzienstr. 11
10789 Berlin

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