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Bachelor program Mineral Resource Engineering

Without raw materials the civilized would have live with limits. Only in Germany one citizen uses about 1.000 tons of mineral raw-materials during his life. This amount is comparable with 50 full loaded up trucks.

The Bachelor major Mineral Resources engineering with his two major core areas stones and earth and underground engineering deal with raw material generation, processing and refinement of products.

Refinement and processing of mineralized building materials such as granite, limestone, basalt, earthenware, sand and gravel are getting more and more important for companies of the stone and earth industry in Germany.

Not only in the building industry raw materials of the stones and earth are necessary, but also in the production of glass, ceramic or semiconductors of computer chips and solar cells raw materials are important.

The TH is the only university in Germany which offers a major in stones and earth. Therefore the stones and earth industry are dependent on the graduates from this core area. This major allows an international oriented workplace.

The major underground engineering deals with the refinement of mineral raw materials under the earth. Worldwide the biggest amount of generation of raw materials is won through the underground engineering, even in Germany which is the 5th biggest producer of potash salt.

Mineral Resource Engineering


Study counselling Sven Krause Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Sven Krause

Contact details
Study consultant
Technische Hochschule
Georg Agricola
Herner Straße 45

Phone: (0234) 968 3245
E-mail: sven.krause(at) thga.de
Building 1, Room 321c
More (german)

Final degree

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Study duration

  • 6 Semester


Application deadlines:
•    For the winter semester 15th. July  
•    For the summer semester 15th January


International applicants must present transcript and other documents that prove that they are entitled to attend a university in their home country, and that this entitlement is equivalent to the German Fachhochschulreife. Alternatively, they can preent (a) documents that show that they have passed the tests granting them the Fachhochschulreife, or (b) foreign documents recognized by the Ministry of Education that show they have obtained the Fachhochschulreife or the allgemeine Hochschulreife.

Chinese applicants are also required to present the certificate granted by the Academic Testing Center (Akademische Prüfstelle - APS) of the German Embassy in Beijing.

Moroccan applicants must attend a one-year college preparatory program (Studienkolleg). Alternatively, they can present a general or technical baccalaurèat along with documents showing that they successfully completed one year of studies in Morocco in a degree program similar of the one they are applying for.

International students must also present proof that their German language skills are adequate (DSH test, TestDaF).