Course content (from 2018 to ...)

EMerald is a two-year master program (120 ECTS) organized by four European Universities ( University of Liège - ULiège, University of Lorraine - UL, Lulea University of Technology - LTU and Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg - TUBAF) designed to focus on the following major aspects of Resources Engineering : Characterisation, Processing, Modelling and Management. It is organised in 4 semesters (30 ECTS per semester): the first semester is in Liège, the second semester in Nancy, the third semester in Lulea or in TUBAF and the fourth semester in one of the four partner-Universities.

The master course aims at finding the right balance between knowledge of resources (geology, landfills, urban mines, reserve characterization and modelling) and process engineering techniques (comminution, sorting, preconcentration, extractive metallurgy, waste disposal, …).

ULiège, in charge of semester 1, welcomes all students and provides them with the necessary background and skills (ex. mineral processing basics), UL builds on this to bring students to the more advanced level during semester 2 (ex. flotation) and finally, during semester 3, they are offered to specialize in primary (at LTU) or in secondary raw materials (at TUBAF). A broader view on the complete life cycle analysis of materials is kept during the whole program by including a series of seminars taught by industrial partners to shed light on strategic issues such as the economic, environmental and social challenges to operate. Moreover, in line with the updated list of critical raw materials for the EU, course units are reshaped and extended to encompass factors affecting critical resource flows and supply such as diversification, substitution and end-uses based on industrial applications.

The consortium will deliver a triple diploma (one from each University where the student attended lectures) and a Diploma Supplement from the coordinating University:

 - Master in Mining and geological engineering delivered by ULiège

 - Master en "Géosciences: Planètes, Ressources, Environnement" delivered by UL

 - Master of Science - Major: Geosciences delivered by LTU

 - Master in Mechanical and Process Engineering delivered by TUBAF





Catalogue of courses (two years)

CHARACTERISATION

PROCESSING

MODELLING

MANAGEMENT

S1

ULiège*

(30 ECTS)

Mineral Resources

(5 ECTS)

Process Mineralogy (5ECTS)

Mineral Processing I

(5 ECTS)

Waste and by-products processing

(5 ECTS)

Numerical Analysis

(5 ECTS)

Geostatistics

(5 ECTS)

Seminars on economical and societal issues in mining (5ECTS)

Exploitation of Mineral Deposits

(5 ECTS)

S2

UL

(30 ECTS)

Advanced characterization of mineral / water interface (5 ECTS)

Exploitation of mineral raw materials and Environmental impact of mining (2 ECTS)

Case study of ore processing (5 ECTS)

Advanced Mineral Processing (8 ECTS)

Resources modelling and evaluation

(5 ECTS)

Management of Resources (5 ECTS)

JOINT SUMMER BUSINESS SCHOOL

S3

LTU

(30ECTS)

Mining geology

(7.5 ECTS)

Mineral Processing II (7,5 ECTS)

Senior Design Project in Mineral Processing**

(7,5 ECTS)

Simulation of Mineral Processing**

(7,5 ECTS)

Geometallurgy

(7,5 ECTS)

S3

TUBAF

(30 ECTS)

Project – Process Design Mineral Processing / Recycling (8 ECTS)

Selective Separation of Strategic Elements

(4 ECTS)

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

(4 ECTS)

Practice of secondary raw materials

 (5 ECTS)

Simulation of Sustainable Nonferrous Metallurgical Process Systems **

(3 ECTS)

Mineral Liberation Analysis of Mineral Resources **

(3 ECTS)

Resource Management

(6 ECTS)

S4

ULiège

UL

LTU

TUBAF

Internship and Master thesis (30ECTS)

 Click on the courses to check detailed programs  (the data contained herein is subject to revision at the start of each academic year).
*  Each student will take 30ECTS out of the 40ECTS according to their background
**Students will choose between both courses.