Programme

RaMES Programme

This two year, 120 ECTS MSc Degree is designed as a blend between a Resources Geology curriculum and a set of crucial subjects for mastering the exploration and deployment of raw materials as a sustainable process, which include material sciences, industrial ecology, and business economics.

Our overall objective is to create a rich learning experience that seamlessly integrates hard and soft skills, as well as theoretical and practical knowledge by offering students hands-on opportunities to engage with practitioners and work entrepreneurially on real raw material challenges. These competences are coherent with the recent EU initiatives on the circular economy (e.g., Circular Economy Action Plan of the European Commission), and offer significant professional opportunities on the EU job market. This Master’s degree offers also job opportunities in the raw material industry and in research organizations active at the global level.

RaMES at a glance

Credits:
120 ECTS, 24 months
Diploma:
Master’s Degree + EIT Label Certificate
Instruction Language:
English
Next Start:
October 2021

Course Structure

The programme consists of four semesters.

During the first and second semester the University of Bologna will deliver eight courses (60 ECTS), including one elective (6 ECTS). During the third semester, the programme consists of four courses that are delivered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (24 ECTS), as well as a two-week field course: field methos of Raw Materials exploration (6 ECTS), delivered by the Geological Survey of Finland. Semester four may include an Internship for the preparation of the Final Thesis and the Thesis itself, carried out with an industrial partner (total: 30 ECTS). The Curricular Internship may be carried out in tandem with the Final Thesis with an industrial partner, but in that case it will be of 15 ECTS and the Thesis will also be 15 ECTS. The students who will be selected for the RaMES programme must apply for a semester of Erasmus+ mobility in Norway (Trondheim) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and in Finland for a two-week field course organized by the Geological Survey of Finland and focusing on the exploration methods of mineral deposits.

Curriculum for a.y. 2020/2021

First year

Compulsory Learning ActivitiesYearECTSPartnerSyllabus      
Primary Mineral Deposits19Unibodownload
Mineral Science19Unibodownload
Mineral Resource Economics and Management16Unibodownload
Mineral Deposits in the Field18Unibodownload
Environmental Impact and Analysis18Unibodownload
Entrepreneurship and Business Models16Unibodownload
Applied Petrology18Unibodownload
Module 11
Module 21
Module 11
Module 21
Module 11
Module 21
Module 11
Module 21
Module 11
Module 21

Second Year

Compulsory Learning ActivitiesYearECTSPartnerSyllabus
Material Flow Analysis26NTNU Norwaydownload
Solid Waste Technology and Resource Recovery26NTNU Norwaydownload
Mineral Production, Basic Course26NTNU Norway
Final Examination 215
Internship for the Preparation of the Final Examination215

Elective Course 2020/2021

Free Choice Learning Activities (12 ECTS)YearECTSPartnerSyllabus
Field Methods of Raw Materials Exploration16GTK Finlanddownload
Mineral Engineering and Environmental Geophysics26NTNU Norwaydownload
Tectonics and Geodynamics26Unibo
Module 12
Module 22
Industrial Geodynamics26Unibo
Module 12
Module 22
Petroleum Geosystem26Unibo
Module 12
Module 22