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Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management

Study concept

The Master's degree programme "Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management" provides students with knowledge and skills for independent scientific work in the fields of sustainable mining, mine rehabilitation and revitalisation. Their scientific skills should enable them to take on management responsibility.

The degree programme is based on Germany's globally unique expertise in mining remediation, particularly for uranium, lignite and ore mining. It was created as a concept for a unique, research-oriented degree programme. The Master's programme combines natural sciences, engineering and economics as well as environmental law and georesource management.

Students critically examine the methods and procedures of the specialist field. They become aware of the responsibility they have through their work and knowledge. This enables them to make a contribution to overcoming social and global problems, in particular in the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly methods in mining and mining rehabilitation, taking into account business management aspects.


Faculty of Geosciences, Geoengineering and Mining (Faculty 3)
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study
3 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Summer semester
Admission requirement
  • Possess a first professionally qualifying university degree of at least seven semesters at a university in a degree programme in the fields of geosciences or geoengineering or other related fields
  • Qualification assessment procedure

Language skills

  • TOEFL 90 points (internet-based test); IELTS 6.5 or equivalent language certificate


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]

Why study Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management at TUBAF?

  • Acquisition of knowledge and skills for the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly methods in mining and mining rehabilitation
  • Teaching of organisational, business and intercultural skills for managing and monitoring projects
  • Interdisciplinary and practical training
  • Small study groups with short communication channels