Objectives and interest of the MasterThe main objective of the master is to provide an integrative teaching between earth and environmental sciences in the investigation and management of mineral resources in a sustainable way.
The studies will provide an introduction to research and specialization in the methodology and techniques applied to the study of mineral deposits, as well as in the methodologies and techniques applicable to environmental analysis studies, necessary to address any exploitation of mineral resources as well as the analysis, control and remediation of contamination related to active and abandoned mining.
Who is the Master aimed at?Students who access the master's degree must have a basic training in fundamental geological and environmental aspects in relation to mineral resources. The graduates who are suitable for this training are graduates and graduates in Geology, Geological and Mining Engineers as well as other students with related degrees in environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, pharmacy, marine sciences, and other engineering.
In any case, students who want to access the master's degree and who do not accredit adequate basic training, must take and / or pass basic content in a variable number of credits, depending on their training, up to a maximum of 4 credits of a preliminary module.
The criteria used in the admission and selection of students are the academic record and the curricular merits, both academic and professional in the thematic areas of the master's degree.
CurriculumThe student must take a total of 60 ECTS on the subjects listed in the following academic structure:Teacher trainingModule 1. Methods and techniques.Methods and techniques for the analysis of minerals, rocks, soils and waters.
GIS and detection applied to mineral resources.Module 2. Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry.Petrology and geochemistry of altered igneous rocks.
Mineralogy of ores.Module 3. Applied Geology.Economic and mining geology.
Structural geology techniques in mineral deposits.
Evaluation of mineral resources and control of grades.
Applied geophysics and geochemistry.Module 4. Mineral deposits.Mineral deposits associated with igneous rocks.
Mineral deposits in sedimentary and volcanic sequences.
Mineral deposits in surface environments.Module 5. Environmental Analysis and Management.Characterization of the environment and risk analysis.
Management of water resources in mining areas.
Contamination and recovery of mining areas.Module 6. Transversal Subjects.Management of companies and mining geological projects.
Field work in mining and environmental projects.Internships in companies
Final Master's ProjectFaculty profileA high percentage of the master's degree faculty are prestigious University Professors in their field of work, and there are also professionals and technicians from public and private companies in the mining and environmental sectors.MethodologyThe teaching methodology within the framework of the EHEA implies making appropriate teaching resources available to students so that learning is continued both in its achievement and in its evaluation. This aspect entails less presence of the student / master classes and greater participation in their own teaching development, incorporating tutored activities in groups of different sizes that allow continuous evaluation of the subject.
The new university structure is based on the implementation of a teaching methodology that allows the continuous evaluation of teaching, moving away from the classic evaluation systems based on ordinary or extraordinary single examinations, this fact highlights the need to incorporate activities formative teachers that contribute to the evaluation of competences throughout the training period.