International Programmes 2019/2020

Mining Engineering (MSc) Mining Engineering (MSc)

Clausthal University of Technology • Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Degree
Master of Science
Course location
Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

English

Programme duration
4 semesters
Beginning
Winter and summer semester
More information on beginning of studies
It is recommended to start the studies in the winter semester.
Application deadline

15 June (start of studies in the winter semester on 15 October)
15 December (start of studies in the summer semester on 1 April)

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
No
Description/content

The Master's programme in Mining Engineering focuses on providing students with the scientific qualifications needed for employment within the mining industry. Due to the broad range of topics covered in the lectures, students acquire the knowledge necessary in order to take up leading positions requiring a sound scientific background.
Students have the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams in different parts of the mining industry. Additionally, students are able to conduct research and generate reports to ensure the safe and environmentally friendly exploration and extraction of mineral resources. This is thanks to the profound knowledge of the following topics which they acquire during the Master's programme in Mining Engineering:

  • Surface Mining
  • Underground Mining
  • Shaft Sinking
  • Mining Machinery
  • Underground Mine Ventilation and Climatisation
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Geoinformation Systems
  • Economic Geology
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Mineral Resources
  • Mineral Processing
  • Project Development in Underground Mines
  • and a lot of elective modules on different topics...
Course organisation

1 Credit Point (CP) is equivalent to 1 ECTS Point = 30 hours workload per semester
If modules are held in two semesters, they will be listed twice in the list below (once in each semester).
First semester (winter semester):
Module: Shaft Sinking (lecture and tutorial, 6 CP)
Module: International Mining (lectures, seminar and tutorial, 6 CP)
Module: Geoinformation Systems (lecture and tutorials, 6 CP)
Module: Mineral Resources (lecture, 6 CP)
Module: Surface and Underground Drilling (lecture 3 CP)
Module: Seminar (3 CP)
Module: Industry internship (6 CP)

Second semester (summer semester):
Module: Ventilation and Climatisation - advanced level (lecture and tutorials, 6 CP)
Module: Underground Mining Equipment I (lectures, 6 CP)
Module: Advanced Rock Mechanics (lecture and tutorial, 6 CP)
Module: Advanced Mine Surveying (lectures and tutorial, 5 CP)
Module: Mineral Processing (lecture and tutorial, 3 CP)
Module: Geoinformation Systems (lecture and tutorials, 6 CP)
Module: Mineral Resources (lectures, 6 CP)
Module: Underground Mine Planning (lecture and tutorial, 6 CP)

Third semester (winter semester)
Module: Advanced Surface Mining (lectures, 6 CP)
Module: Underground Mining Equipment II (lectures, 6 CP)
Module: Underground Mine Planning (lecture and tutorial, 6 CP)
Module: Applied Rock Mechanics (lecture and tutorial, 6 CP)
Module: Advanced Mine Surveying (lectures and tutorial, 5 CP)
Module: Student research project (6 CP)
Module: elective I (lecture, 3 CP)
Module: elective II (lecture, 3 CP)

Fourth semester (summer semester):
Module: elective III (3 CP)
Module: elective IV (3 CP)
Module: Student research project (6 CP)
Module: Master's thesis (21 CP)

In each of the four elective modules (I to IV) one of the following lectures has to be chosen:

  • Specialised Driving Methods
  • Project Development in Underground Primary Production
  • Underground Blasting
  • Software for Underground Mine Planning
  • Underground Water Systems and Treatment
  • Natural Gas Storage in Rock Caverns
  • Advanced Underground Mining
  • Underground Emergency Response I
  • Underground Emergency Response II
  • Sustainability in Underground Mining
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Types of assessment
  • Written exams
  • Oral exams
  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • And others

 

A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Study trips
Integrated internships

During the first two semesters of the Master's programme in Mining Engineering, an industry internship with a duration of minimum eight weeks is mandatory. The staff of the university will assist students in finding an appropriate internship.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
No
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
The course of study can be taken entirely online
No
Digital learning and teaching modules
  • Video learning
  • Chats with lecturers
Description of e-learning elements

Video learning for multiple lectures of the Master's programme as well as for the exams

Participation in the e-learning course elements is compulsory
No
Can ECTS points be acquired by taking the online programmes?
No
Can the e-learning elements be taken without signing up for the course of study?
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Semester contribution
200 EUR
Costs of living
Rental fees range from approximately 170 to 450 EUR, depending on the type of accommodation. Additional health insurance costs (approx. 90 EUR) and costs for food (150 EUR; depending on personal preferences) should be calculated.
Funding opportunities within the university
No
Academic Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering.

The Bachelor's degree should have been completed with a grade of 3.0 (according to the German grading system) or better.
If the applicant's Bachelor's degree is better than 3.5 and he/she meets at least one of the following criteria, he/she can enrol for the Master's programme in Mining Engineering:

  • On-the-job experience or an internship in a relevant field with a duration of at least eight weeks
  • The Bachelor's thesis was graded better than 2.0 and was completed no more than one year previously
  • Relevant research activity can be proven, with a duration of at least eight weeks
Language requirements

Applicants whose Bachelor's degree has not been achieved in the English language must provide evidence of sufficient English language skills. Sufficient English language skills can be assumed if the applicant has an IELTS grade of 6.5 or better, or has been awarded at least 79 TOEFL iBT points.

Application deadline

15 June (start of studies in the winter semester on 15 October)
15 December (start of studies in the summer semester on 1 April)

Submit application to

See: https://www.izc.tu-clausthal.de/en/ways-to-clausthal/degree-seeking-students

Possibility of finding part-time employment

There are opportunities for student jobs at the university as student research assistants, but these are highly competitive.

Accommodation

International students enrolled at TU Clausthal can choose between staying in a student residence hall (Wohnheim) or in private accommodation.

The Studentenwerk OstNiedersachsen provides approximately 1,250 rooms in Clausthal-Zellerfeld. The wide spectrum of accommodation ranges from single rooms to single or double apartments. The rental fees range from approximately 170 to 450 EUR, depending on the type of accommodation. Any student of Clausthal University of Technology can apply for accommodation in any of the residences. 
Students must submit housing applications directly to student services.
See: http://www.stw-on.de/en/clausthal/wohnen 

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Tutors
  • Other
Support programmes for international students
Support for international students through our International Office
Supervisor-student ratio
1:10

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