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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N2102Mineral Raw Materials2.0 years
Qualification AwardedMaster degree, Ing.
Level of QualificationSecond Cycle
Access to Further StudiesThe graduates may continue in a Third cycle
Graduation Requirements120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis
Mode of StudyFull-time
Programme Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
CAB72doc. Ing. Vladimír Čablík, 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
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 higher education in Bachelor's degree programme.
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 follow-up Master’s study branches expand the knowledge acquired during the Bachelor’s study programmes and provide education in specialized domains, particularly extraction and processing of mineral resources, including their applications in other constituents of the biosphere. The offered Master’s study branches are highly specialized and prepared on the grounds of the state-of-the-art knowledge and approaches to the studied issues. Interconnection of the individual fields with the issue of mineral resources ensures formation of right attitudes and decisions during assessing raw material sources with respect to sustainable development as well as to the assessment of anthropogenic impacts in the widest environmental contexts.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Students deepen their knowledge of methods which are required for the performance of independent professions. Next, they gain information in accordance with the contemporary state of knowledge in the field of study. Students acquire additional knowledge of the technical terminology of the field. Thanks to their powers of invention, they are further able to transfer the theoretical knowledge, which is the grounds of the branch methods, and use it in practice. Students are educated about the principles of modern technologies in their field of study. Graduates are able to understand the options, conditions and limitations of the knowledge also in related fields.
Graduates of the follow-up Master’s Studies are prepared to use their expertise and skills in an independent definition of research, theoretical or practical tasks in various disciplines of the study programme. On the basis of further study (professional literature, applications and expert sources), own knowledge and attitudes, they can denominate a problem, deal with it in a creative manner, interpret and defend it. Dealing with more complex issues, they can work with both national and foreign professional literature and professional databases, as well as produce new data, information and procedures in a creative manner. Graduates are not only well informed about the professional matters but they are also capable of decision-making and finding solutions.
General competencies:
Graduates will be capable of independent and responsible decision making in new or ever changing contexts of such diverse environment as the study programme of Mineral Resources. They will be able to implement their expertise in the practice. Next, they will be capable of dealing with technological problems in an independent and responsible manner and will be prepared to be accountable for them. The graduates can intelligibly and convincingly convey their expert opinions formed during the studies to their colleagues or other team members as well as to the public. Having gained necessary experience, they will be ready to execute auditing activities in the given field. Further professional growth, acquisition and application of new information in the field are a matter of fact.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Graduates may find jobs as technologists or specialists employable as managers in specialized fields, particularly in extraction and processing of mineral resources, including their applications onto other constituents of the biosphere and environmental protection. They are well equipped for check and control of technological processes in dressing mineral resources. Thanks to their knowledge and experience, they may also assert themselves in research in various laboratories. They can work in the public administration and self-administration focusing on the environmental control. Their advanced language skills and knowledge of legislation in the field predestine them to work within the whole EU or in business related to the field. Moreover, graduates have an opportunity of further education in related PhD programmes with the prospects of scientific or academic careers.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examination regulations, assesment and grading are described in the Study and Examination Rules.
Degree Branches
CodeDegree Branch TitleLanguage of Instruction
2102T001Economics and Management in the Field of Raw MaterialsCzech