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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
B0712A290001Waste Management and Mineral Processing3.0 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
PEC06doc. Ing. Iva Janáková, 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 programme is based on a general technical and natural-science background. It aims to prepare specialists for their professions, in which they apply the state-of-the-art knowledge and methods. The programme has a multidisciplinary character providing vital technology knowledge to introduce and operate the existing and modern technologies in the field of waste management and raw material processing. In the Bachelor study programme the focus is placed on gaining wide knowledge in mineral resources, waste management, basics in the assessment of waste and raw material properties, mineralogy, physics, chemistry, and fields related to raw material and waste management, waste disposal, valuable material recovery, waste recycling, and processing technology including the legislative frameworks. The instruction well combines basic and applied courses, and includes practical instruction in the laboratory and practice in the industry. The aim of the study is to prepare graduates able to: • find, classify, and interpret information in the area of mineral resource processing, and expert management of secondary raw materials and waste within circular economy; • minimize environmental impacts of processing technologies; • apply theoretical knowledge in practice; • deal with simple technical problems in a responsible manner; • communicate own expert opinions in a clear and persuasive manner to colleagues; • make good use of knowledge in further studies.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
• technical terminology and basic legislation in the field of mining and processing of mineral resources; • basic knowledge in waste management, including the preparation for the assessment of waste properties, mineralogy, chemistry, instrumental methods, physics and technologies, including the legislation framework of waste management; • technologies used in the processing of raw materials and waste - mechanical, chemical, physical-chemical and biotechnological all the way to special methods of thermal processing of materials; • practical competencies for the work in the laboratory when determining the characteristics and properties of raw materials and waste, and carrying out a wide spectrum of activities related to processing; • principles of modern technologies focused on the management of secondary raw materials and waste - starting with the extraction of raw materials, their processing, via production, all the way to consumption of products.
being well informed about the minimisation of environmental impacts of processing technologies and their risk assessment; • being able to propose a suitable method for the processing of mineral resources and waste; • being able to apply the theoretical knowledge in the operations dealing with the processing of raw materials and waste (preparation plants, crushing plants, and screening plants for mineral resources and secondary raw materials) in practice; • being well informed about the legislation, particularly related to waste management; • being able to use modern information technologies; • making good use of communication skills in practice. Graduates will be able to apply the gained knowledge and skills in the areas related to processing and use of primary raw materials, waste recycling, and wastewater treatment. Attention is also paid to the issues of environmental protection and subsequent care for the localities strained by post-mining and processing of mineral and secondary raw materials.
General competencies:
Graduates are able to make responsible decisions in tasks, and based on their resources to coordinate team work, and bear responsibility for the results. They are able to include the dimensions of ethics into problem solutions, clearly and correctly communicate expert information with experts and the public, and propose solutions. The courses are built to develop everyday communication in students and desire for self-education.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
The programme graduate may become a specialist "Waste Manager" as defined by § 15 of Act 185/2001 Coll., on waste. Thanks to the high-quality theoretical knowledge and university education of application-directed programme complemented with practical seminars and practice, the graduates are highly flexible as for the specific requirements in their future professions - they may find jobs in state administration, industry and agriculture, research and development, rescue services, customs authorities, project management, transport and media, where the jobs are connected with raw material and waste management. The graduates may find jobs in the industry and municipal sphere related to waste management, companies dealing with collection, storing, transport, landfilling, processing, or disposal of waste, in control and supervision authorities and state administration bodies. The gained qualification enables graduates to run a business in the area of mining and processing of raw materials. List of professions according to the ISCO classification, for which the graduates may apply: 13115 – Manager in environmental protection 13215 – Manager in the field of waste and redevelopment 21430 – Specialist in industrial ecology 2433 – Specialist in sale and purchase of products and services (apart from information and communication technologies) 31199 – Technician in other (herein unspecified) industrial fields 3141 – Technician and laboratory technician in biological and related fields (apart from medicine) 31414 – Technician in ecology 31321 – Operators of incineration plant control room
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