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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
B0724A290001Mining of Mineral Resources3.0 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
ZAP015doc. Ing. Pavel Zapletal, 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 study program “Mining of Mineral Resources” accepts the change in conditions in the mining industry, which has resulted in a decreasing number of students. With the decrease in mining coal deposits, however, mining non-coal deposits and construction materials increases. The field of study is designed so that future graduates have the widest possible options of finding employment. The choice of specialized subjects is based on Decree no. 298/2005 Coll. as amended, which is the fundamental document for the performance of selected regulated activities for graduates. It educates qualified professionals working in the areas of resource industries in the Czech Republic and abroad, both in surface and underground mines. Students can also find employment in public administration, design companies, construction and other sectors dealing with occupational safety, traffic safety and remediation of mining activities. To some extent, students can influence their specialization by appropriate selection of elective courses.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Graduates acquire a broad knowledge of the issues related to the particular study program, they can solve the concept of geological exploration, work with a map, design mining deposits, propose remediation and reclamation of post-mining deposits. They can apply simpler tasks in order to maximize the efficiency of mining works. They are able to understand the fundamental issues of safety and legal issues of mining. They have knowledge of theories and methods of the discipline.
Using the expertise based on generally defined task, graduates can solve practical problems in the field, find, organize and interpret information relevant to a given task, and use some basic research processes in the field. They are able to understand the technical documentation and mapping, they have expertise in the issue of deploying engineering, mining and transport equipment, and they are able to solve issues of developing technological and safety procedures, and to ensure and apply these issues directly to the operating departments. They can organize teamwork.
General competencies:
Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree study “Mining of Mineral Resources” meet the criteria for qualification requirements of certain management positions (“ČBÚ – Czech Mining Administration Decree 298/2005”) in mining and quarrying both in underground mines and quarries. They are able to make responsible decisions in familiar contexts based on the framework specification and according to the assignment and allocation of resources to coordinate the activities of the team and assume responsibility for its results. While solving problems, they are able to consider the ethical dimension, to clearly and persuasively communicate with professionals and laymen about the nature of the issue according to their own opinion of the solutions.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree study “Mining of Mineral Resources” have wide possibilities of finding employment especially in organizations carrying out mining operations and mining activities under the “ČBÚ Decree 298/2005 as amended on professional qualification”. According to the professional skills, they can find employment in other economic positions, coal, ore and non-ore operations, in the areas of design, geomechanical services, ventilation, transportation, quality control and safety.
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.
1. Semester1. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits
2. Semester1. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits
3. Semester2. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits
4. Semester2. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits
5. Semester3. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits
6. Semester3. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits