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Advanced Mineral Resources Development

Study concept

The aim of the "Advanced Mineral Resources Development" degree programme is to acquire knowledge and skills for the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly methods in mining and mining rehabilitation from a business management perspective.

The programme is based on international studies at three of the Master's degree programme's nine partner universities.

Advanced Mineral Resources Development provides students with the knowledge and skills to carry out independent scientific work in the field of environmentally friendly mining and mining rehabilitation from a business management perspective. The degree programme combines natural sciences, engineering and economics. Studying at the three partner universities promotes the acquisition of intercultural competence, a key qualification for management staff in globally active raw materials companies.

The Master's thesis demonstrates that students are able to gather relevant information on their specialist area, develop it creatively and thereby gain new insights. Their scientific competences enable them to assume leadership responsibility. Students are motivated to critically analyse methods and procedures in their specialist field. They should be aware of the responsibility they have through their knowledge and their work to contribute to overcoming social and global problems in terms of sustainability and environmental compatibility.

All students on the degree programme complete the first semester at the Montanuniversität Leoben, the second semester at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and the third and fourth semesters at one of the partner universities.

Please note that the degree programme is offered by the Montanuniversität Leoben. The application process is therefore different from that for TUBAF degree programmes.

Application for the AMRD degree programme

Faculty of Geosciences, Geoengineering and Mining (Faculty 3)
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study
4 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Dual Degree Description

Triple Degree

You will study in a Triple Master's degree programme at the Montanuniversität Leoben, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and at one of the following partner universities:

  • Amirkabir University of Technology Tehran, Iran
  • China University of Mining and Technology Beijing, China
  • Taita Taveta University / Kenya
  • The Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa/Portugal
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid / Spain
Admission requirement
  • A first professionally qualifying university degree of at least seven semesters in mining or relevant subject areas (relevant subject areas include in particular mining, tunnelling, geotechnics, mineral processing, applied geosciences, mine surveying and industrial engineering)
  • Qualification assessment procedure

Language skills

  • TOEFL 80 points (internet-based test), whereby partial performances must be completed with at least the following points (listening 20, reading 18, speaking 17, writing 16) or 550 points (paper-based test) or
  • IELTS 6.0, whereby the reading and listening sections must be completed with a score of at least 6.0 and the writing and speaking sections with a score of at least 5.5 or an equivalent test
Course language
Professional advice
Prof Dr. C. Drebenstedt
Opencast mining technology centre
Gustav-Zeuner-Str. 1a
Carsten.Drebenstedt [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 3 (Geosciences, Geotechnics and Mining)
Gustav-Zeuner-Str. 12
fsr3 [at]

Why study Advanced Mineral Resources Development at TUBAF?

  • Acquisition of knowledge and skills for the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly methods in mining and mining rehabilitation
  • Study at three top universities in the field of mining sciences
  • Teaching of business management and intercultural skills
  • Interdisciplinary training
  • Involvement in international research projects during the degree programme
  • High global demand for specialists in mining and mining rehabilitation, excellent career prospects