Study Program

Raw Materials / Process Engineering

Students of this bachelor program will graduate as Raw Materials and Process Engineers with the opportunity to be eligible for employment in all areas of the extraction, processing and refining of primary and secondary mineral raw materials, not only in research and development, but also in production and operations. The course will lead to a qualification as Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) according to international standards.


Bachelor of Science (BSc)


8 semesters


Fall semester

Possible fields of activity are:

  • Engineer in open pit and underground mining
  • Planning of mining development as contractor by engineering consultants
  • Operational engineer in processing plants
  • Modeling, construction and commissioning of processing plants
  • Development and optimization of refining technologies for mineral raw materials
  • Recovery and recycling of valuable secondary raw materials, e.g. from metal scrap
  • Consulting of insurance companies and banks for investment in raw material projects
  • The degree meets the standards of internationally recognized universities.
  • All courses are taught by Mongolian and international teaching staff in English.
  • Courses are strongly practice-oriented, with on-the-job learning phases spent in Mongolian and international companies (the B.Sc. curriculum includes a minimum of 120 days of practical learning).
  • Lectures are given by practicing experts.
  • GMIT cooperates with leading German universities. This offers the possibility to study in Germany during studying at GMIT, e.g. in the framework of summer schools. Furthermore, study exchanges for one or two semesters are planned.
  • Key competences are taught in special workshops, for example project management, and presentation and communication skills.
  • Students are introduced to sociological questions related to the resources and business sectors, either as part of the degree courses as through extra-curricular activities.
  • For employers, the profile of graduates is particularly attractive, due to their practical and international experiences.

The degree course B.Sc. Raw Materials/ Process Engineering with a focus on mineral processing is both a basic and application oriented course of study, which provides the first in-depth technical specifications. The degree course is initially addressed to imparting basic knowledge in natural sciences and engineering sciences - interest in science and technology is therefore a prerequisite for studying.

In the first part of the study, students will become aware a broad basic knowledge of the geology and formation of deposits as well as the mineralogical and chemical properties of the rocks and soils being processed. Based on this basic understanding, the individual stages of the production of raw materials are taught in detail in the following section of the study. The course of studies deals very extensively with the processing of the primary raw materials as well as secondary raw materials. The following steps of the further processing of the processed raw materials up to their use as a finished product are also dealt with in the course of studies. For example, Refining processes as well as thermal treatments. The development of the different raw material chains taught during the course of studies is accompanied by the presentation of the legal and economic framework conditions as well as the identification of environmental, safety and health risks plus the associated solution approaches.

Graduates are able to perform tasks in the varied fields of application for their engineering skills, under differing technical, economic and social conditions. They possess the language skills they need to communicate their technical subject matter in an international, professional environment. The new forms of teaching and learning and experiential learning, as well as the modules to instill key competences parallel to the technical studies, all combine to provide a targeted preparation for professional life.

The B.Sc. Raw Materials/ Process Engineering consists of the following components:

A) Mandatory technical modules

  1. Basic engineering; basic mathematics and natural sciences; basic systems science
  2. Basic social sciences
  3. Advanced subjects, as mandatory and optional subjects, 1.     , e.g.: Mining and processing technology, metallurgy, chemical, thermal and energetic treatment procedures, recycling technology, environmental issues, occupational health and safety

B) Language classes

  1. English
  2. German

C) Practical training

  1. Laboratory experience placements
  2. Internships in companies: Guided practical learning in an enterprise

D) Workshops on key competences

E) Project papers and final dissertation