Joint & Double degree Programmes

Joint/Double Degree Programmes offer students the opportunity to gain experience abroad, as well as the chance to learn about other academic approaches and different perspectives. Building up an international network, learning/expanding a foreign language and understanding cultural diversity is just as important for a professional career today as the versatile knowledge one acquires during the study of a joint/double degree.

Montanuniversitaet Leoben, in cooperation with various partner institutions, also offers a number of Master's programmes. Find an overview of already successfully running Joint or Double Degree Programmes here:

The European Mining Course is a new Triple Degree Exchange Master's Programme organised by Montanuniversität Leoben, RWTH Aachen (Germany) and Aalto University (Finland). During the two-year program, students study together at all three universities, one semester at each. The final semester is reserved for the master's thesis.

The EMC covers every aspect of the life cycle of mineral resources. It is designed to provide a solid understanding of the global mining industry and takes a life-cycle approach by covering the entire mining value chain. It offers a state-of-the-art technical basis in resource modelling, mine design and economic evaluation. Technical knowledge is supplemented with topics on business economics, ethics, environmental engineering and a clearly defined and structured program for the management of health, safety and environment. Through guest lectures from industry, excursions and industrial projects, students gain direct insight into the international mining industry.

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Advanced Mineral Resources Development (AMRD) is a Joint Master Degree Programme between Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria) and TU (Technische Universität) Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany) and a third partner university.  

Students will study the first semester at Montanuniversität Leoben, the second semester at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, and the third and fourth semester at another partner university. The fourth semester is for the preparation of the master's thesis. The language of instruction is English.

Current partner universities:

  • Dnipro University of Technology, Ukraine
  • China University of Mining and Technology-Bejing, China
  • Amirkabir University of Technology Tehran, Iran
  • Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Saint Petersburg Mining University, Russia

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The Sustainable Materials (SUMA) master programmes are two-year master programmes embedded in the engineering programmes of the participating universities (120 ECTS). They combine a high level of expertise in materials with competences in sustainable materials engineering and sustainability to educate responsible materials oriented entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders for the future.

Current partner universities:

  • KU Leuven, Belgium
  • University of Trento, Italy

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The Joint International Master Programme in Petroleum Eningeering is a double degree program with three different specialisations:

1. Specialisation "Advanced Well Construction and Operation Technology"

Chair of Drilling and Completion Engineering
Head: Prof. Gerhard Thonhauser, Prof. Mikhail Gelfgat
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Partner university: Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

2. Specialisation "Design and Operation of Pipelines and Storage Facilities"

Chair of Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Head: Prof. Herbert Hofstätter
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Partner university: UFA State Petroleum Technological University

3. Specialisation "Reservoir Management"

Chair of Reservoir Engineering
Head: Prof. Holger Ott, Prof. Riyaz Kharrat
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Partner university: Colorado School of Mines



The international Master Programme in Applied and Exploration Geophyics (IMAGE) is a joint degree with the University of Pisa. During the studies, at least one term is spent at the partner university. The classes are in English language and the focus is on the geophysical exploration of resources and the near surface. Imaging and inversion, rock physics and formation evaluation are important parts of the study programme.

Current partner university:

  • University of Pisa, Italy

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Contact at MUL: geophysik(at)

The programme, held in English, provides students with broad and profound skills in the areas of structure, properties, manufacture and application of products of the building materials and ceramics industry (mineral binders and building materials, refractory materials, ceramics and glass) as well as mineral processing. It is double degree programme with a duration of four semesters, split between two partner universities. The first two semesters are held at Wuhan University of Science and Technology and the third and fourth semester are held at Montanuniversitaet Leoben.

Current partner university:

  • Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China

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The double degree master’s programme „Advanced Materials Science and Engineering“ is an engineering degree (4 semesters / 120 ECTS) in the field of materials science and engineering in an international university environment with intensive networking of research and teaching between six partner universities.

Current Partneruniversities:

  • Saarland University, Germany
  • Luleå university of technology, Sweden
  • Université de Lorraine, France
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • University of Padua, Italy

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The programme is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master:  More information about the scholarship

Contact at MUL:  raul.bermejo(at)

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Studies in cooperation with foreign universities

Geomatics is an interdisciplinary field of research that combines aspects of surveying, sensor technology with data processing, geoinformatics and geomodelling. The main focus of Geomatics lies on the regulation and control of the interplay between resource extraction and its environmental impact.

Partner universities:

  • Técnico Lisboa, Portugal
  • TU Delft, Netherlands
  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

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