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Bachelors in Mining of Mineral Resources

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Bachelors in Mining of Mineral Resources

If we want to keep using the light and heating, and to build, we need to continue extracting mineral resources. If we want to accelerate transport, we need to dig tunnels. If we want water, we need to sink wells. For all these reasons, we need professionals who will know what to do. No way we ignore the environment. We will teach you how to redevelop the post-mining landscape effacing the effects of mining. You will become a specialist in open-cast and underground mining, mineral processing and land reclamation. After graduation you can easily find jobs in the raw material or construction industries, occupational safety, all the way to public service bodies.

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Admission requirements

Criteria for Admission

  • Secondary school-leaving certificate
  • English-language ability – students, who are not native speakers may be asked to demonstrate their ability to study in English, e.g. by presenting the results of any language tests they have taken. English language ability document - minimum requirements: IELTS score 5,0; TOEFL internet-based score 62 (possibly other certificates at the same level).
  • Entrance examination (according to the Faculty Admission Procedure Rules and Conditions for Admission)

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Program content

Semester 1


  • Basics of Mathematics
  • Computer Practice
  • Geodesy
  • Mineralogy and Petrography
  • Mining
  • Physical Education A
  • Rock and Soil Mechanics
  • Technical Drafting

Mandatory optional type B

  • Czech Language for Foreigners a/I
  • English Language c/I
  • German Language c/I


  • Earth Science

Semester 2


  • Excursions at mines and quarries
  • Geology
  • Hydrogeology and Drainage of Opencast and Underground Mines
  • Machinery for Mining Operations
  • Mathematics I
  • Physical Education B
  • Raw Materials Industry
  • Systems of Deposit Development and Preparation

Mandatory optional type B

  • Czech Language for Foreigners a/II
  • English Language c/II
  • German Language c/II


  • Fundamentals of Law

Semester 3


  • Bachelor Physics
  • Blasting operations for quarrying and safety at work
  • Driving of workings and blasting operations
  • Mathematics II
  • Mine Surveying
  • Safety at Work and Fire Protection

Mandatory optional type B

  • Czech Language for Foreigners a/III
  • English Language c/III
  • German Language c/III

Semester 4


  • Descriptive Geometry
  • Influence by Undermining
  • Mines rescue and safety
  • Professional Practical Training in Mining
  • Underground Mining of Deposits

Mandatory optional type B

  • Czech Language for Foreigners a/IV
  • English Language c/IV
  • Field Practice in Driving of Underground Openings
  • Field practice of blasting operations and safety at work
  • German Language c/IV


  • Political Science

Semester 5


  • Fluid and Gas Reservoir Engineering and Drilling Technologies
  • Mine and Subsurface Ventilation
  • Mineral Processing I.
  • Mining Legislation and Safety Regulations
  • Surface deposit mining

Mandatory optional type B

  • Computer Technologies in Mining Practice
  • Electrical Engineering in Mining
  • Introduction to Geoinformatics

Semester 6


  • Bachelor thesis seminar
  • Management of Risks
  • Mining and the Environment

Mandatory optional type B

  • Analyses of Operational Situations of Mines and Quarries
  • Consequences of Mining Activity Damping
  • Rough and Noble Stone-Cutting Industry


  • Slope and Rock Wall Stability

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fee: 50 000 CZK per semester, approx. 4000 EUR per academic year


Graduate's knowledge

Graduates acquire a broad knowledge of the issues related to the particular study program, they can solve the concept of geological exploration, work with a map, design mining deposits, propose remediation and reclamation of post-mining deposits. They can apply simpler tasks in order to maximize the efficiency of mining works. They are able to understand the fundamental issues of safety and legal issues of mining. They have knowledge of theories and methods of the discipline.

Graduate's skills

Using the expertise based on generally defined task, graduates can solve practical problems in the field, find, organize and interpret information relevant to a given task, and use some basic research processes in the field. They are able to understand the technical documentation and mapping, they have expertise in the issue of deploying engineering, mining and transport equipment, and they are able to solve issues of developing technological and safety procedures, and to ensure and apply these issues directly to the operating departments. They can organize teamwork.

Career paths

Graduate's employment

Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree study “Mining of Mineral Resources” have wide possibilities of finding employment especially in organizations carrying out mining operations and mining activities under the “ČBÚ Decree 298/2005 as amended on professional qualification”. According to the professional skills, they can find employment in other economic positions, coal, ore and non-ore operations, in the areas of design, geomechanical services, ventilation, transportation, quality control and safety.

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VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

VSB-TUO’s study programs are built on a 170-year tradition. Currently, there are almost eleven thousand undergraduates and graduates studying for degrees at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels in engineering, IT, technology, economics and business administration. Courses are provided by seven...

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Why study at VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

Study at VSB-TUO places an emphasis on practical training, whilst investigating real problems from today’s state-of-the-art industries, using the latest software and instruments. In many subjects 50% of the coursework is practically oriented, perfectly complimenting the advanced theoretical instruction, and ensuring that graduates have gained the education and experience sought by employers the world over. VSB-TUO has strong links to industry and thrives on applied research, in cooperation with companies and institutions worldwide, in finding innovative solutions to modern day issues.

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VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

17. listopadu 2172/15
70800 Ostrava-Poruba
Czech Republic

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