Information for applicants
The study program “Mining of Mineral Resources” follows up to the Bachelor’s degree study in the same program. It expands knowledge in specialized mining subjects studied in Bachelor's degree study and in subjects focused on issues of operational safety. The inclusion of practical subjects will strengthen the flexibility of the field with respect to the practical requirements. The attractiveness is increasing due to practice and excursions to the operational organizations, with the possibility of finding employment after graduation. The subjects are selected so that future graduates have the widest possible options to find employment in management positions both in mining and in other fields related to mining.
Faculty: Faculty of Mining and Geology
Type of study: Follow-up Master
Language of instruction: English
Code of the program: N0724A290002
Czech title of the program: Těžba nerostných surovin
English title of the program: Mining of Mineral Resources
Regular period of the study: 2 years
Coordinating department: Department of Mining Engineering and Safety
Keywords: blasting operation, ventilation, stone quarry, mining, geomechanics
Graduates of the study program “Mining of Mineral Resources” have wide possibilities of finding employment in organizations carrying out mining operations and mining activities under the “ČBÚ Decree 298/2005 as amended on professional qualification”. They can hold key management positions up to the “mine manager” or “quarry manager” (quarry operations with an annual extraction of up to 500 thousand tonnes). Students can also find employment in state administration, design companies, construction and other industries dealing with occupational safety, traffic safety and remediation of mining activities.
The choice of specialized subjects is based on Decree no. 298/2005 Coll. as amended, which is the fundamental document for the performance of selected regulated activities for graduates. The subjects follow the Bachelor's degree study of the above-mentioned program. Graduates are professionals for management positions in the areas of resource industries and skilled professionals for domestic and foreign surface and underground mines. The study program is designed so that future graduates have the widest possible options of finding employment (from mine opening to mine liquidation and remediation of mining activities). Students can also find employment in public administration, design companies, construction and other sectors dealing with occupational and operational safety.
Graduates can analyze input information, find mutual links and order it according to its importance, and apply the information when designing particular proposals of ways of opening, preparation and mining of coal, ore and non-ore deposits, using both underground and surface methods. Graduates can assess the strengths and weaknesses of the proposals with the subsequent recommendation of the implementation. They have knowledge of mining safety and legal issues.
Graduates are able to lead and manage a team, they are able to clarify the nature of a particular issue, to answer questions in a discussion on the issue of solutions, analyze problems and recommend the most appropriate alternative of the solution, they are able to apply their knowledge on specific solutions and to communicate the results to a wider range of employees. They are knowledgeable in the area of legislative and safety standards associated with mining and utilization of mineral resources.
Graduate's general competence
Graduates of the follow-up Master’s degree in the study program “Mining of Mineral Resources” meet the qualification requirements for the performance of key management positions in mining and quarrying in mines and quarries. They can make independent and responsible decisions, coordinate the activities of the team and assume responsibility for its results. They clearly and convincingly communicate the requirements in order to solve specific situations. They are able to clearly summarize the opinions of other team members and use their expertise, skills and general professional qualifications in at least one foreign language. They are able to acquire additional expertise, skills, and competence independently, primarily on the basis of practical experience and its evaluation, as well as through the independent study of theoretical knowledge in the program.
General admission requirements: Master degree candidates
Criteria for admission
Bachelor degree (at least)
English-language ability – students, who are not native speakers may be asked to demonstrate their ability to study in English, e.g. by presenting the results of any language tests they have taken. English language ability document - minimum requirements: IELTS score 5,0; TOEFL internet-based score 62 (possibly other certificates at the same level)
Entrance examination (according to the Faculty Admission Procedure Rules and Conditions for Admission)
Copies of graduation certificates (Diploma and Diploma Supplement or Transcript of Records)
Recognition document of graduation certificate - official document to say that the degree is recognized in the Czech Republic
Payment of Registration Fee 500 CZK per 1 study program, it is non-refundable
Valid visa and passport
Tuition Fee is 4000 EUR per academic year, payable at the beginning of each academic year. It is non-refundable.