Study Plan

Semester 1 (fall/winter term)

Students start the first semester with basic education and lay the scientific and technological foundations. In the fields of technical and mechanical engineering, four specialisations are offered at the four entry universities (The four partner universities located in the ESEE region are the so-called entry universities.). Students can follow one of the four tracks with the respective specialisations:

Entry UniversityCountrySpecialisation
Dnipro University of Technology (DUT)UkraineEnd-to-end engineering of machine-building production
Technical University of Kosice (TUKE)SlovakiaMineral processing and environmental technologies
University of Miskolc (ME)HungaryEnvironmental engineering
University of Sarajevo (UNSA)Bosnia-HerzegovinaIndustrial engineering and management

Semester 2 (spring/summer term)

Students will spend the second semester at the Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT University) in Finland and acquire or enhance their professional, personal and entrepreneurial competencies. They will take part in advanced courses in the field of chemical and process engineering (15 ECTS credits). For the other 15 ECTS credits, students will participate at the modules in entrepreneurship and business. Basic knowledge and skills of innovation and entrepreneurship matters will be covered. On the basis of solid technological knowledge and skills, students will develop their managerial and entrepreneurial skills which are necessary to bring an innovative idea into market.

Towards the objective of combining in-depth engineering knowledge and skills with innovation management techniques, students can gain hands-on experience of solving real-life challenges through an internship at a non-academic partner. The Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria (as a gateway to the ESEE region) will assist students find and conduct the internship at for instance a company, research institute, public authority, NGO, especially in the ESEE region. Students can also apply for and profit from additional educational activities, organised or supported by the EIT RawMaterials Academy. Information of the summer offerings will be published on the website of the joint study programme.

Semester 3 (fall/winter term) 

For the third semester, students will continue the study at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF) in Germany. They will gain 32 ECTS credits in the field of study on mechanical and process engineering with a specialisation in maintenance and sustainable engineering. The range of courses will cover the topics such as conception of process equipment, discrete element method, process design mineral processing/recycling.

Semester 4 (spring/summer term)

For the fourth semester, students will work on the Master’s thesis at one of the four ESEE/entry universities. They will be provided with the opportunity to practice their scientific skills, to apply the already acquired subject-specific knowledge and skills into the realisation of an original research work. The thesis will be jointly supervised by a group of 3 professors, one from LUT University, TUBAF and one of the ESEE universities.