European Mining, Minerals and Environmental program (EMMEP) is a collection of 2 Master’s degree programs offered jointly by top ranked European universities, namely; (1) European Mining Course (EMC), a two year EIT labelled program offering 3 degrees and (2) European Mineral and Recycling Engineering Course (EMREC), exchange based 2 year program offered by 2 universities.

European Mining, Minerals and Environmental program trains students in the field of resource engineering and mining, the coordinating institute is Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. EMMEP helps students in achieving research and academic prowess in the field of Earth sciences leading to a qualification in mining engineering.

European Mining Course (EMC)

EMC program is related to the the life cycle of mineral resources, the program is designed to provide a solid understanding of the global mining industry and takes a life-cycle approach by covering the entire mining value chain. Technical aspects such as mine design, resource modelling, environmental engineering and economic evaluation along with topics on business, economics, ethics, health & safety and environmental impact of mining are dealt with in the EMC program.

The program is offered by 3 European universities; RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Aalto University, Finalnd and Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

The application period for the EMC Program (2020-2022) starts October 1, 2019 and ends on April 1, 2020.

Courses and Curriculum

Students enrolled at the EMC program study the following courses:

Fundamentals of minerals engineering and recycling
Technical innovation project
Economic geology and mineral economics
Rock mechanics
Field experience and project in hard rock mining
Component of the circular economy design forum
Feasibility studies of mining projects
Reserve modelling and estimation
Mine design and simulation
Mine ventilation
Case study: mining projects
Field/laboratory exercises
Data analysis and resource modelling
Legal, health and safety
Financial engineering and investment scenarios
Project execution/mine start-up planning
Master’s thesis


The EMC program requires undergraduate degree (180 ECTS) in Earth science, Engineering, Environmental sciences, Mineral resource engineering or a relevant field. Students in their final year of an undergraduate program are eligible to apply provided that they complete their degree before the start of the program.

Following documents are required for the application process:

– CV
– Motivation letter (maximum 2000 words) 
– 2 recommendation letters
– Payment proof of 120 Euros application fee (refundable if student is admitted)
– English language proficiency, TOEFL iBT: 92, minimum 22 in writing, IELTS: 6.5 or CAE/CPE (min. C)

All documents are to presented in English. Selection is carried out based upon candidate’s academic results, previous education, motivation and language skills.

The applicant registration is to be carried out at, applicants need to chose the study track European Mining Minerals & Environmental Program, more details are available at TU Delft application procedure. Candidates can obtain further information in the FAQs section.

Fees and Scholarships

EU/EFTA students are charged a fee of 2,083 Euros per year,  non‐EU/EFTA students are charged 18,750 Euros per year 

EIT Label scholarships are available for September 2020 enrollment of €13,500 per student to both EU and non-EU students. After admission, EMC students will be informed about the application procedure for EIT Labelled scholarship.

FEMP scholarship are also available for non-EU students, funding up to €9,000 are available


European Mineral and Recycling Engineering Course (EMREC)

EMREC is a 2 year mobility based master’s program which delivers a qualification in mineral and recycling process engineering. EMREC offeres students an expertise in the fields of process engineering and sustainability. The program is offered by 2 European universities; Aalto University, Finalnd and Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

Application period for the EMREC program (2020-2022) at Aalto University opens on December 3, 2019 and ends on January 11, 2020.  Application period for the EMREC program (2020-2022) at Delft University of Technology opens on October 15, 2019 and ends on April 1, 2020.

Courses and Curriculum

Students enrolled at Aalto university for the EMREC program pursue the curriculum mentioned below:

Fundamentals of Chemical Thermodynamics
Metal Recycling Technologies
Fundamentals of Minerals Engineering and Recycling
Fundamentals of Pyrometallurgy
Fundamentals of Hydrometallurgy
Process Modeling
Thermodynamics of Solutions
Thermodynamics of Modeling and Simulation
Technical Innovation Project
Circular Economy Design Forum
Unit Operations in Mineral Processing and Recycling
Minerals Engineering Project Work
Unit Processes in Pyrometallurgy
Metallurgical Engineering Project Work
Applied Electrochemistry and Corrosion
Unit Processes and Systems in Hydrometallurgy
Reaction Engineering
Laboratory Project in Chemical Engineering

Students enrolled at Delft University of Technology for the EMREC program pursue the curriculum mentioned below:

Engineering Geology
Behavior of Soils and Rocks
Consolidation of Soils
Modelling Coupled Processes for Engineering Applications
Experimental methods in Geotechnical Engineering
Climate change: Science and Ethics
Numerical Modelling in Geo‐Engineering
Risk and Variability in Geo‐Engineering
Introduction to Geology
Philosophy, Technology Assessment and Ethics
Introduction to Structural Mechanics
Continuum Mechanics 
Principles of Geohydrology
Soil‐structure Interaction Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
Trenchless Technologies
Trending Topics in Geo‐Engineering
Soil dynamics
Deep Excavations
Rock Mechanics Applications
Offshore Geotechnical Engineering
Bored and Immersed Tunneling
Environmental Geotechnics
Design of Embankments
Geoscience and Engineering fieldwork
Geo‐risk Management
Structural Mechanics


Interested applicants should apply through the university they wish to start their Master’s degree at, For Aalto university please visit this link and for TU Delft visit this link. More Information regarding eligibility, selection, and application is available on the official website.

Fees and Scholarships

EU/EFTA student pay 2,083 Euros/year and non‐EU/EFTA students pay 18,750 Euros/year in fees at TU Delft. At Aalto University EU/EFTA student do not pay a fee while non‐EU/EFTA students pay 15,000 Euros/year.

Erasmus+ mobility scholarship are available to all EMREC admitted students for the first year of their studies. The funding ranges from €150 to €250 per month.

FEMP scholarships are also available but depend upon number of applicants and availability of funds


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