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Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management

Study concept

The Master's degree program "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 program 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 program. The Master's program 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, particularly 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

Bachelor's degree (at least 7 semesters) in geoengineering, geosciences, mining or related field; English language skills (TOEFL 90, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent language tests)

Course language
Professional advice
Prof Dr. C. Drebenstedt
Opencast mining technology centre
Gustav-Zeuner-Str. 1a
Carsten.Drebenstedt [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Zentrale Studienberatung
Prüferstr. 2, 3. OG, Raum 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Council Faculty 3 (Geosciences, Geotechnics and Mining)
Gustav-Zeuner-Str. 12
fsr3 [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