Study Branch

Mineral Raw Materials

Branch Profile

The Master’s program of the European School for Technical Brownfields Redevelopment is an interdisciplinary 2-year study branch based on a combination of natural, economic and construction engineering sciences, including professional disciplines. The main aim of the branch is to prepare graduates to manage projects and work activities in the restoration and development of abandoned industrial areas often called brownfields.

Teaching and education have a base in scientific disciplines such as mathematics, physics, and chemistry. It is expected that a bachelor’s study graduate has such knowledge.

The study plan is composed of the compulsory subjects and electives that enable tailoring studies according to interests and professional intentions. Individual courses are designed to give students the theoretical and practical knowledge to the extent of master study. Theoretical knowledge from lectures is developed further in fieldwork, seminars, colloquia, and exercises.

The case study solutions that are discussed and dealt with in the professional colloquium and practical field works have a significant role in the educational process. The case studies are created in order to help students develop professional, systematic and independent work.

Key Learning Outcomes


Graduates are equipped with complex knowledge in the fields: Landscape and nature conservation, their components and functions, Technical restoration of functions of landscape segments, Environmental assessment of brownfields, Civil engineering and technical assessment, Economical and socio-economical assessment, Remediation and regeneration of areas, Consultancy and expert activities and Environmental protection and design. Graduates are able to use their knowledge and attainments from particular sphere for solving the problems of the brownfields in the urban area and open countryside.


On the basis of the acquired theoretical knowledge, a graduate is capable of identifying, sorting and interpreting information related to brownfield redevelopment. During their studies students deepen their skills in laboratory, experimental and field tasks and consequently can work with maps and local plans, legislation, they can propose solutions for decontamination and remediation of brownfields or analyze and produce data in a GIS.

General Competencies

Graduates become independent experts who can make responsible decisions and understand the wide range of issues related to the problems of brownfields. They are able to build and lead a professional team and work in it. According to evolving context and available resources, they are able to define the terms of reference for professional activities, coordinate them and to bear ultimate responsibility for the results. Graduates are able to clearly and persuasively communicate their own expert opinion with professionals and the general public, they are able to express themselves verbally and also in specialized press. Of course, there is a continuous professional development, acquisition, and use of new knowledge in the field. Master's degree graduates will be also able to independently and responsibly solve the ethical problems.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

The study branch combines natural, economic and construction-technical sciences and related disciplines in the field. The major aim of the studies is to prepare graduates to manage project and work activities in the field of the redevelopment of abandoned industrial areas such as brownfields. The instruction builds upon the knowledge of mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

The theoretical knowledge from lectures is expanded with learning practical skills within laboratory works, seminars, colloquia, and field training. Solving case studies discussed and cooperated on within expert colloquia and practical field training make significant parts of the education process. The case studies are aimed to develop the topical expert focus of the studies and independent, systematic students' work.

Admission Requirements

Determined by Dean, may include entrance examination, other formal documents.

Graduation Requirement

120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis

Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits

List of courses is available at the detailed branch description page 30 ECTS credit per semester.

Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
2 years
4,000 EUR
4000 € per year
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