Master, RaVeN – Raw Materials Value Chain


Area of Studies

engineering, technology



Degree (in English)

Second-cycle (Master) degree programme

  • English
Course Duration

4 semesters


AGH University of Kraków

Tuition and Other Fees

Tuition fee - not applicable

Application Deadline(s)

summer time (June – September)

Course Description

Course Profile

Do you want to gain solid knowledge of the entire raw material value chain: from the acquisition of raw materials to their use in innovative technologies? Do you want to be a world game-changer, equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience that can solve the major world challenges?

The RaVeN double degree programme is a four-semester EIT-Labelled, master’s programme in cooperation with academic partners – AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH UST), Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF) and Technical University of Košice (TUKE) – and non-academic partners – Lukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-ferrous Metals (IMN) (Poland) and La Palma Research Centre – LPRC (Spain). The RaVeN programme offers an innovative educational programme based on a comprehensive, sustainable and circular approach to raw materials, with a combination of highly specialised knowledge and strongly entrepreneurial attitudes. This will be achieved through an active educational pathway that engages students and seeks unconventional solutions that can bring it closer to a more self-sufficient (recirculation of natural resources) and thus more sustainable economy. The educational process will be carried out in close cooperation with a wide range of stakeholders – including SMEs and large corporations (guest lectures, study visits, non-academic training). The programme also includes lectures and study visits as part of the summer school, as well as winter industrial internships.

In semester one, AGH University’s Department of Civil Engineering and Resource Management provides students with the necessary fundamental skills in earth sciences and technology with issues about engineering processes (geology and innovative mining). In semester two, AGH University’s Faculty of Non-ferrous Metals expands on the knowledge gained during semester one and provides students with a more advanced understanding of minerals processing and innovation in metallurgy. During Semester three at TUBAF, students have the opportunity to gain an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of materials producing, recycling and circularity. Semester four at AGH University is a graduate semester, focused on preparing a master’s thesis in close collaboration with an industrial partner or research center, which will also host students for an internship. During each semester the above mentioned topics will be supported by courses on economic, social and environmental issues. This logical combination gives the awareness of sustainability and effectivity management to stakeholders in raw materials sector. After successfully completing the education path, the student receives two diplomas from prestigious European universities and is equipped with solid knowledge, competences and skills. The student receives the EIT certificate of the European Institute of Technology and Innovation, as RaVeN studies have received EIT accreditation. EIT Label certifies a quality seal awarded to top Master programs w Europe that excel in shaping a new generation of students into game changers and innovators.

The program is funded by EIT Raw Materials (EU body), project number 21077.

I. Eligible candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree with required study duration of at least six semesters (180 ECTS credits) in a field of study as:

– Geology,

– Mining Engineering,

– Mineral Processing,

– Environmental Engineering,

– Mechanical Engineering,

– Metallurgy,

– or similar

II. successfully complete entrance examination or entrance examination for foreigners who apply for admission on the basis of the AGH UST Rector’s decision.

The examination includes questions verifying basic knowledge in the area of the raw materials and raw materials value chain together with an examination of entrepreneurial potential (25% of the examination grade) with English as the language of instruction.

Professional career path

The programme is designed to prepare students with up-to-date specialised practical knowledge on the sustainable exploitation of raw materials throughout the value chain: sourcing, processing, use, recycling, and back to sourcing. In addition, the RaVeN MSc fosters creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, preparing graduates to implement innovative solutions at their workplaces, or to start and run their businesses successfully. Through the programme, students will become technical experts in the field of raw materials, being aware of sustainability, and gaining a holistic view of the value chain and processes. Graduates‘ skills and knowledge will be highly valued in the mining and processing, metallurgy, energy, automotive and logistics sectors.


1st, 2nd, 4th semester of the study are hold at AGH but 3rd semester at TUBAF.

Tuition fee at TUBAF is 188€ (obligatory) and 300€/semester (only for applicants who already hold a master‘s degree).

For admissions it is required to have Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy or similar.

You will take double diploma – MAGISTER INŻYNIER (AGH) and MASTER OF SCIENCE (TUBAF), additionally you will get EIT Label Certificate.

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Programme details - contact:

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Resource Management

Arkadiusz Kustra, PhD Associate Professor


Recruitment details - contact:

Department for International Students

phone: +48 12 617 50 92




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