Why do offer International Master (M.Sc.) in Advanced Mineral Resources Development for you?

The International Master of Science (M.Sc.) in “Advanced Mineral Resources Development” (AMRD) provides all necessary skills for B.Sc. graduates, who are interested in developing sustainable and environmentally friendly methods in mining and mine remediation. This Postgraduate Study program is a Joint Master Degree Program between Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria), TU (Technische Universität) Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany), and GMIT. Students completing this study course earn the degree "Master of Science", which will be awarded by all three universities as "M.Sc." and "Dipl.-Ing.". Graduates are perfectly trained according the demand of the Mongolian mining industry - furthermore, they can pursue a worldwide career at international mining and mine remediation companies.
 

 
Why shall you study Advanced Mineral Resources Development (AMRD)? 
 
Reliable economic perspectives show a high demand for scientists in the field of mining and mine remediation, which means excellent job opportunities for AMRD graduates, worldwide. Due to this unique joint degree program, you can study at the top universities for mining sciences in Austria, Germany, and Mongolia. The international Master's program will increase your intercultural, language, economic, and research competences. Additionally, you will collaborate on international projects and will get in touch with the latest developments in the mining industry. 
 
What is special about the International M.Sc. in "Advanced Mineral Resources Development"?
 
There is a growing need for well trained mining experts all over the world. The joint Master's Study program is an unique international approach to gain knowledge and competence in developing sustainability and environmentally friendly methods of mining and mine remediation under economical considerations. Students study the first semester at Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria), the second semester at TU (Technische Universität) Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany), and the third and fouth semester at the German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology. GMIT offers four compulsory modules “Underground Mining Methods”, “Open Pit Mining and Quarrying”, “Soil and Rock dynamics” and “Mineral and Solid Waste Processing”. Additionally, students have to choose between following electives: “Heap Leaching and Metal Recovery”, “Mine Waste Management and Deposition Technologies”, “Health, Safety and Environment in Mining” and “Natural Resources and Investigation Methods”. The fourth semester is for the preparation of the Master's thesis too.
The International Master of Science (M.Sc.) in “Advanced Mineral Resources Development” covers 120 credit points (ECTS). In each semester, 30 ECTS points are usually acquired. The language of instruction is English.


Why to get your Engineering degree from GMIT? 

Teaching and research at GMIT are characterized by strong practice-orientation and dedication to foster creative and critical thinking. This practice-orientation, the promotion of professional and personal development of its students, and the international character of our university, makes GMIT a model university in Mongolia. The International Master of Science in “Advanced Mineral Resources Development” is following a two years (four academic semester) postgraduate education program with 120 Credit Points (ECTS), according European standards. The international program accreditation of this Study course is granted by Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria) and TU (Technische Universität) Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany). The M.Sc. Study program provides Mongolian students the fantastic opportunity to study at the best mining universities in Europe. Because the language of instruction is English, students are fully qualified to work in international contexts later on. Living in Austria and in Germany for one year, some knowledge in German language is recommended, but not required. Furthermore, this Master's program has a strong-practice orientation. Besides lectures, students are trained in the lab as well as in the field. Excursions and meetings with mining experts connect students to potential employers and provide insights into future career options. 
 

The scientific profile of the AMRD Master's degree program facilitates graduates to start a worldwide career at Mongolian and international mining and mine remediation companies, as well as in public administrations. AMRD graduates are involved in project planning, governance, and monitoring activities of and within companies and administrations. Further opportunities are in the fields of research (both university and industrial), as well as in the insurance or banking sector.

  1. Bachelor degree in Mineral resources engineering Mining Mine surveying or Mineral processing
  2. Students with a BSc degree from outside of the core field of mining and mineral resources engineering (e.g. Geotechnical Engineering, Tunnelling, Safety Engineering, Applied Geology, Industrial Engineering, etc.) have to take part at a tutorial course prior to the beginning of the program. The decision about that will be made by the international selection committee during the admission process.No special requirements have to be considered for GMIT graduates with Bachelor degrees in “Raw Materials and Process Engineering” and “Mechanical Engineering”.
  3. Students with a B. Sc. Degree in Environmental Engineering have to take part at a tutorial course prior to the beginning of the AMRD program. The decision about that will be made by the international selection committee during the admission process.
  4. For GMIT graduates is no Proof of English language proficiency required - by means of a recognized language test (TOEFL or IELTS).
Fees (Tuition, Misc. Fees)

1. Semester
Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
Student Union Fee (obligatory for all 4 semesters): € 19,70/semester
Tuition (only for non-EU citizens, EU citizens and students from AMRD partner universities are exempt): € 727,-

2. Semester
TU Freiberg, Germany:
Enrollment Fee (obligatory for all 4 semesters): € 84,-/semester
Tuition: None
3.+4. Semester

GMIT, Mongolia: 

Enrollment Fee: € 25,-
133,000.00 MNT per credit

The joint master degree programme International Master of Science in Advanced Mineral Resources Development is a Joint Master Degree Programme between Montanuniversitaet Leoben (Austria) and TU (Technische Universitaet) Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany) and GMIT. Students study the first semester at Montanuniversitaet Leoben, the second semester at TU Bergakademie Freiberg and the third semester at GMIT. The fourth semester is for the preparation of the master's thesis at GMIT. The language of instruction is English.

M. Sc. AMRD covers 120 ECTS points. This corresponds to the usual study period of four semesters (two years). In each semester 30 ECTS points are usually acquired.
Students completing the Joint Master Degree Programme Advanced Mineral Resources Development earn the degree “Master of Science”, abbreviated „MSc.“. The joint degree is awarded by the partner universities Montanuniversität Leoben and TU Bergakademie Freiberg and GMIT. 
 
In the third semester of AMRD GMIT offers to the students the 4 compulsory modules “Underground Mining Methods”, “Open Pit Mining and Quarrying”, “Soil and Rock dynamics” and “Mineral and Solid Waste Processing”. Also students have to choose between electives like “Heap leaching and metal recovery”, “Mine waste management and deposition technologies”, “Health, Safety and Environment in Mining” and “Natural Resources and Investigation Methods”.

The AMRD partner network combines following international universities:
  • Montanuniversitaet Leopen, Austria
  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology, Mongolia
  • Dnipro University of Technology, Ukraine
  • China University of Mining and Technology-Bejing, China
  • Amirkabir University of Technology Teheran, Iran
  • Instituto Superior Technico of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia
  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain