Mining Engineering


Clausthal University of Technology

Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

About Course

Key information
: 2 Year
Study Type
: Full Time
Exam Intake
: Oct
Conditional Scholarship
: NA
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A reliable Raw Material supply is the backbone of our society, and today the extraction is a growing market worldwide. This is followed by a continuously increasing need of specialists who are able to recognize and solve interdisciplinary problems from the fields of raw material production, environmental engineering and geology. Coping with the area of tension between using and preserving our planet in terms of sustainability is today’s mining engineer’s challenge.

The program M.Sc. Mining Engineering provides the graduate with scientific knowledge and gives systematic preparation for advanced job requirements. By completing the program, the graduate will be able to fill both leadership and technical positions. Furthermore, he/she is well prepared for jobs in the research and development at private companies as well as universities. The English language as medium of instructions opens the doors to positions to various field of Mining all over the globe.

  • Mining Methods
  • Mining Equipment
  • Mine Planning
  • Underground Mine Ventilation
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Sustainability Aspects in Mining

Why Clausthal?

Clausthal University of Technology is one of three Universities within Germany offering a Mining Engineering programme. However, it is the only one taught entirely in the English language. Clausthal University of Technology offers a familial atmosphere; with about 4000 Students and 80 Professors we do have a very good students/professor ratio.  Also, with about 30 % of international students there is a wide spectrum of cultures in Clausthal, and a lot of events to meet and learn about these. For those who like to do some sports after the lectures and learning, Clausthal University of Technology offers courses with about 60 different sports for the students.

Program structure

The curricula Mining Engineering comprises 120 ECTS, equally distributed over 4 terms. These ECTS are split to 21 modules, 16 of these are compulsory modules, 4 compulsory optional subjects free to choose and the Master's Thesis. The 17 compulsory modules provide the basic methodical and interdisciplinary skills needed by a mining engineer, also they provide the basics for the advanced compulsory optional subjects.

In a seminar and a student research project the students deepen their expertise in one of the special fields of the study programme. Furthermore, the student will broaden his/her skills on scientific working and writing, leading to  a good preparation for writing of the Master's Thesis.

  • Surface Mining
  • Underground Mining
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Mine Surveying
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Mineral Processing

Industrial placement

An eight weeks internship in the field of Mining or Mining Equipment is required. For our international students we recommend to take this internship before starting the studies, as for internships in Germany often German language skills are required for safety reasons in the mines.

Entry Requirement

  • Applcant must have a Bachelor degree.

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