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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0724A290002Mining of Mineral Resources2.0 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
HUD30prof. Ing. Vlastimil Hudeček, CSc.
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 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. The subjects follow the Bachelor degree study of the above mentioned program. Graduates are professionals for management positions in the areas of resource industries and skilled professionals for domestic and foreign surface and underground mines. The study program is designed so that future graduates have the widest possible options of finding employment (from mine opening to mine liquidation and remediation of mining activities). Students can also find employment in public administration, design companies, construction and other sectors dealing with occupational and operational safety.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Graduates can analyse input information, find mutual links and order it according to its importance, and apply the information when designing particular proposals of ways of opening, preparation and mining of coal, ore and non-ore deposits, using both underground and surface methods. Graduates can assess the strengths and weaknesses of the proposals with the subsequent recommendation of the implementation. They have knowledge of the mining safety and legal issues.
Graduates are able to lead and manage a team, they are able to clarify the nature of a particular issue, to answer questions in a discussion on the issue of solutions, analyse problems and recommend the most appropriate alternative of the solution, they are able to apply their knowledge on specific solutions and to communicate the results to a wider range of employees. They are knowledgeable in the area of legislative and safety standards associated with mining and utilization of mineral resources.
General competencies:
Graduates of the follow-up Master’s degree in the study program “Mining of Mineral Resources” meet the qualification requirements for the performance of key management positions in mining and quarrying in mines and quarries. They can make independent and responsible decisions, coordinate the activities of the team and assume responsibility for its results. They clearly and convincingly communicate the requirements in order to solve specific situations. They are able to clearly summarize the opinions of other team members and use their expertise, skills and general professional qualifications in at least one foreign language. They are able to acquire additional expertise, skills and competence independently, primarily on the basis of practical experience and its evaluation, as well as through independent study of theoretical knowledge in the program.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Graduates the study program “Mining of Mineral Resources” have wide possibilities of finding employment in organizations carrying out mining operations and mining activities under the “ČBÚ Decree 298/2005 as amended on professional qualification”. They can hold key management positions up to the “mine manager” or “quarry manager” (quarry operations with an annual extraction of up to 500 thousand tonnes). Students can also find employment in state administration, design companies, construction and other industries dealing with occupational safety, traffic safety and remediation of mining activities.
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.