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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
B0724A290009Mineral Economics3.0 years
Qualification AwardedBachelor degree, Bc.
Level of QualificationFirst Cycle
Access to Further StudiesThe graduates may continue in a Second cycle
Graduation Requirements180 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Bachelor thesis
Mode of StudyFull-time
Programme Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
KOZ99doc. Ing. Roman Kozel, Ph.D.
Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits1. year / Winter semester1. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
2. year / Winter semester2. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
3. year / Winter semester3. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
Specific Admission Requirements
Specific admission requirements are determined by the Dean of the faculty. For more information please click here.
Specific Arrangements for the Recognition of Prior Learning
Informal learning - max. 60% of credits gained in prior lifelong learning can be recognized, as determined by the Dean of the Faculty.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Qualification Requirements:
Finished secondary education with secondary school-leaving exam.
The Czech educational system is regulated by the Higher Education Act (Act 111/1998). Studies at VSB-TUO are regulated by the Statute of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Profile of the Programme
The aim of the study is to prepare future commodity managers. In particular, experts in the management and technical-economic functions of industrial enterprises focusing on the extraction and processing of mineral raw materials. The study program also aims to prepare experts to solve the issue of raw materials policy of the state in public administration.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
The importance of the mineral-raw material complex for the national economy and businesses Classification of mineral resources Raw material policy of the state Technology of extraction and treatment of mineral raw materials Principles of management of mining enterprises Principles of management of mining enterprises Principles of forecasting in the field of mineral commodities Principles of working with management systems Principles of water management
Analyzing supply and demand in mineral markets Extrapolating trends in commodity markets Analyzing the activities of a mining company Applying management principles to a mining enterprise Designing management systems in the conditions of mining enterprises Creation of presentations on a professional topic
General competencies:
The graduate is able to identify a problem and, in simple cases, choose the procedure for solving it. He can present and defend his opinions and chosen solution procedures. He is also capable of teamwork. He can study foreign language professional texts, especially in English. The graduate is ready for further education in the field.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Graduates of the study program can find employment in management, or technical functions of enterprises of the mineral-raw materials complex, in management functions of industrial enterprises, state and economic administration bodies from local to central authorities, research organizations and the educational system. Specifically, these types are involved position: process consultant, business process designer, team leader, manager, product specialist, sales officer, surface mining investment implementation technician, surface mining production preparation technician.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examination regulations, assesment and grading are described in the Study and Examination Rules.
Course block: Compulsory - all courses are compulsory.
Course block: Choice-compulsory - student has to choose at least one course from the list of courses.
Course block: Optional - student can choose any course from the list of courses.
IMPORTANT: Student has to select so many courses to reach 30 ECTS credits per semester. Rules in detail and convenient selection of courses can be consulted with the programmme director.
Bellow stated courses are assigned for the degree studies only. Students coming to VSB-TUO for an exchange stay must select courses from the List of courses for exchange students.