Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Sustainable Mineral & Metal Processing Engineering

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Sustainable Mineral and Metal Processing Engineering - in short: EMJM PROMISE - was created because the demand for mineral raw materials, metals and materials is steadily increasing with the transition to renewable energy, electromobility, digital communication and other clean energy technologies.
PROMISE is supported by a consortium of four leading universities in the field of mineral processing and mining: University of Oulu (UOULU, Finland), University of Zagreb (UNIZG, Croatia), Montanuniversität Leoben (MUL, Austria) and Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM, Chile).

Mining student with huge truck on the background in open pit

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Students acquire competencies in the areas of mineral processing and refining, focusing on the fullest possible utilization of the contained (mineral) phases from primary and secondary sources, the characterization of raw and residual materials using state-of-the-art analytical methods, the production of marketable ore concentrates, the manufacture of functional fillers from industrial minerals for a wide range of industrial applications, the provision of high-quality construction raw materials for infrastructure buildings, the planning, instrumentation and process control of processing plants, through to the digitalization of processing in the sense of "Industry 4.0 concept" and environmental protection as an integral part of the circular economy. Students will study at at least three of the four universities. After completing the programme, students will receive several Master Degrees.

Study international

Concerning the mobility during the two-year Master's program of 120 ECTS students will study at three different universities:

1st semester: University of Oulu in Finland - Oulu Mining School (30 ECTS).
2nd semester: Montanuniversität Leoben (30 ECTS)
3rd semester: Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile (USM) or University of Zagreb, Croatia (UNIZG) (30 ECTS)
4th semester: Master Thesis - co-supervised by all 4 partner universities and in cooperation with industry (30 ECTS)

Studentinnen im Gespräch vor einer Weltkarte

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Curriculum, application, fees and scholarships...

All information about the new, international Joint Master Programme in Raw Materials Processing at the Montanuniversität Leoben is summarized here: