The European Mining Course wishes to attract and educate game changers for the mining industry. These students will have to understand, experience and be empowered by the mining industry in a cross-disciplined manner, achieved in this project by

  • Teaching and organization conducted in an entrepreneurial spirit
  • A cross-programme industrial case study,
  • Empowering field trips, and
  • A challenging recruitment campaign.

The solution (technology):

The European Mining Course (EMC) – a two year Master of Science Programme in mining engineering – aims at challenging the mining industry to outperform itself. The EMC realizes this by educating future mining engineers to be critical thinkers, innovators who challenge the status quo from inside or outside a company.

Building on over 20 years of experience, the EIT-Labelled EMC Master Programme has initiated this EMC-GCP project to further strengthen the programme to deliver the mining engineers of the future to European industry. The project establishes a strong entrepreneurial focus in the programme by incorporating business-oriented case studies provided by industry, taught to both student and teacher. Interactive field trips provide practical insights for a multitude of case studies, enabling students to contextualize the theory in real world industrial settings. Furthermore, the project strengthens the recruitment process, by including an industry challenge to attract future game changers via online media and international MSc programme fairs. Finally, the project will bring together students from three EIT Label Master programmes – EMerald, SiNREM and EMC – all addressing different raw materials disciplines, to collaborate on industrial case studies and further build the EIT Label student community.


Technische Universiteit Delft (Delft University of Technology), Netherlands (Lead Partner)
Aalto University Executive Education Oy, Finland
Aalto-Korkeakoulusaatio (Aalto University), Finland
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen), Germany
Sandvik AB, Sweden
Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy, Finland