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Master's degree in Mining Engineering

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Mining Engineering

The master's degree in Mining Engineering provides specialised training in sustainable approaches to locating, extracting and exploiting minerals and energy resources. Students also learn about designing, modelling, planning and supervising mining operations; exploring, researching, modelling and assessing geological deposits; the advanced use of explosives; underground spatial management; surveying; advanced mineral processing; etc. 

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General details

Duration and start date
1.5 academic years, 90 ECTS credits. Starting September and February
Timetable and delivery
Afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding degree certificate fee, €3,975 (€5,962 for non-EU residents).
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Language of instruction

Subjects will be taught in Catalan, Spanish or English, depending on the student's level of comprehension and on the teaching objectives of the master's degree course.

Location

Manresa School of Engineering (EPSEM)

Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register

Admission

General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Places
30
Pre-enrolment
Pre-enrolment period open.
How to pre-enrol
Enrolment
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Double-degree agreements

Double-degree pathways with other UPC schools
Master's degree in Mining Engineering + Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering (ETSECCPB)

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities

Graduates may seek technical and management positions in companies involved in exploiting mineral and energy resources, or in activities related to locating and evaluating mineral deposits, underground works, boring and mining facilities, maintenance of facilities, and environmental impact studies. They are also qualified to manage projects that involve the extraction, transportation and storage of resources based on application of mineralogical and metallurgical technologies. Career opportunities are mainly in the mining sector, civil engineering, and broader sectors in which mining engineers may be involved in carrying out studies related to environmental impact, environmental consultancy, occupational safety, organisation and quality control.

Competencies

Generic competencies

Generic competencies are the skills that graduates acquire regardless of the specific course or field of study. The generic competencies established by the UPC are capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and social commitment, knowledge of a foreign language (preferably English), teamwork and proper use of information resources.

Specific competencies

On completion of this master's degree, the students will:

  • Have learnt to explore, investigate, model and evaluate geological resource deposits.
  • Know how to plan, design, inspect and supervise mines and other geological resources.
  • Be able to plan and manage the generation, transport, distribution and use of energy resources.
  • Be equipped to carry out land management studies and studies of underground spaces.
  • Know how to plan, design and manage mining facilities and metallurgical, iron and steel and construction material industries.
  • Be capable of planning, performing studies and designing groundwater collection facilities, and of managing, exploring, researching and exploiting mineral and thermal waters.
  • Have learnt how to design and execute facilities for the transport, distribution and storage of solids, liquids and gases.
  • Have acquired the ability to environmentally assess and manage projects, plants and facilities.
  • Be equipped to design and execute water treatment and waste management procedures for urban, industrial and dangerous waste.
  • Know how to design and execute underground tunnels, works and spaces.
  • Be capable of designing, managing and supervising the manufacture, transport, storage, handling and use of explosives and fireworks.
  • Be familiar with techniques related to business management and employment law.

Curriculum

Third semester

  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS

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