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Mining Engineering and Geology in English
2nd degree - M.Sc. studies (Master's degree)

Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering conducts the 2nd degree (Master's degree) studies in Mining Engineering in English.

Graduates in Mining Engineering are prepared to work in underground and opencast coal mines, mines of metal ores, salt and other minerals, and in other mining plants dealing with the mining of mineral raw materials and in the companies of underground construction. Students of Mining Engineering deal with modern subjects within the scope of mining technology, mechanization, geomechanics, blasting techniques, natural threats (rock bursting, roof falls, underground fire prevention, methane control etc.) and geological background.

With the access to the latest software and fast computers students can simulate mining conditions by the means of numerical modeling. Graduates gain full qualifications entitling them to hold top management positions in a mine. They can also find employment in research and scientific centers serving the mining industry. Students are also provided with a knowledge in the field of mining economics, as well as the organization and management in the mining industry. Learning modern mining technologies, they can use computer techniques and visit Polish mines.

Course duration:

4 semesters - 2 years (including master's thesis writing)

Curriculum summary:

The 2 year Master's degree course in Mining Engineering covers the following subjects:
  • Rudiments of mining
  • Physical properties of rocks and soils
  • Materials engineering
  • Geology, mineralogy and petrography
  • Drilling
  • Geomechanics
  • Work safety and ergonomy
  • Open pit mining
  • Mining machines
  • Underground mining methods
  • Blasting techniques
  • Principles of mine planning and economics
  • Mining aerology
  • Mineral processing
  • Design of lining of underground excavations
  • Environmental protection
  • Salt mining
  • Thesis seminar and Master thesis
In total, it gives nearly 1200 hours within the 2 years of study.

Next course commencing:

in October (if the number of accepted applications is satisfactory)
admissions deadline June.
Please contact for details.

For information on admission please contact:

Centre for International Students (
Al. Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow, Poland
tel. +48 (12) 617 50 92
fax. +48 (12) 617 50 69

For information on the Faculty and Mining Engineering course please contact:

Dr Krzysztof BRODA

Faculty postal address:

Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering
Enrolment Board, Mining Engineering
AGH University of Science and Technology
Al. Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow, Poland

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