EMerald Master’s
in Georesources engineering

Programme overview

EMerald is a two-year Master’s programme (120 ECTS) organised by four European Universities – University of Liège (ULiège), University of Lorraine (UL), Luleå University of Technology (LTU) and Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF). The programme is designed to focus on the following major aspects of Resources Engineering, Characterisation, Processing, Modelling and Management.

The programme is organised into four semesters (30 ECTS per semester). The first semester is in Liège, the second semester in Nancy, the third semester in Luleå or TUBAF and the fourth semester is in one of the four partner Universities.

The EMerald Master Programme has been designed to find the right balance between knowledge of metal/mineral resources (geology, landfills, urban mines, reserve characterisation and modelling) and process engineering techniques (comminution, sorting, preconcentration, extractive metallurgy and waste disposal).

Course catalogue

S1 ULiège (BE) Characterisation Mineral Resources 5
Process Mineralogy 5
Processing Mineral Processing I 5
Solid Waste and by-products processing 5
Modelling Numerical Analysis 5
Geostatistics 5
Management Exploitation of mineral deposit 5
Seminars on economical and societal issues in mining and recycling 5
* students pick 30 ECTS according to their background
Credits 30
S2 UL (FR) Characterisation Advanced characterisation of mineral / water interface 5
Exploitation of mineral raw materials and Environmental impact of mining 2
Processing Case study of ore processing 5
Advanced Mineral Processing 8
Modelling Resources modelling and evaluation 5
Management Management of Resources 5
Credits Credits 30
Georesources Business School & Circular Economy Workshop (3 weeks)
S3 LTU (SE) Characterisation Mining Geology 7,5
Processing Mineral Processing II 7,5
Modelling Simulation of mineral processing 7,5
Geometallurgy 7,5
Credits 30
S3 TUBAF (DE) Characterisation Mineral Liberation Analysis of mineral resources ** 3
Processing Project - Process design mineral processing/ recycling 8
Selective separation of strategic elements 5
Thermodynamics and heat transfer 4
Practice of secondary raw materials 4
Modelling Simulation of sustainable metallurgical process ** 6
Management Resources managemet 6
** students choose between both courses
Credits 30
S4 ULiège Master Thesis Research Works and Internship
Credits 30
Total Credits 120
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Semester 1 : University of Liège (30ECTS)

(students must pick 30 ECTS according to their background or more precsily with courses that they have not attended in their previous Degree)

Semester 2 : University of Lorraine (30ECTS)
Semester 3 : Lulea University of Technology (30ECTS) or TU Bergakademie Freiberg (30ECTS)
Lulea University of Technology
TU Bergakademie Freiberg

** students choose between both courses

Semester 4 : in one of the four partner-universities (30 ECTS)
“EMerald” is not a Diploma in itself. It’s the name of the master course.
The following degrees will be provided by the different consortium universities, depending on the tracks chosen by the student:

University of Liège

Master in Mining and Geological Engineering

University of Lorraine

Master in Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes Environnement

Luleå University of Technology

Master of Science – Major: Geosciences

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

Master in Mechanical and Process Engineering

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