Raw Materials Value Chain

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The aim of the Raw Materials Value Chain (RaVeN) degree programme is to prepare students with a holistic understanding of the functioning of value chains, based on the acquisition of raw materials and their processing into modern materials for the development of innovative technologies. In line with the European direction of value chains for the transformation of energy, the steel industry, for transport, medicine, pharmaceuticals or agriculture, the education of students in this field becomes essential and is the basis for their awareness, needs and competence development.

Graduates of the degree course may take up employment in, among others: the raw materials industry, processing, metallurgy, energy industry, automotive industry and logistics sectors, as well as consulting and training companies.

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  • 1
    • You will learn about new trends in mining methods and digital transformation, principles of data and process mining for digitisation and automation of processes, and you will learn to carry out modelling of mineral distribution in deposits – subjects: Sustainable explorations of deposits and modern geological technologies for their identification, The challenges of mining activities in the world, New trends in mining technologies and mineral processing, Modern and innovative machines and mining methods used in raw materials excavation, Statistical tools and data exploration for digitalisation
    • You will learn about the process of developing business models and strategic and operational management in raw material companies – subjects: Business training and general trends in the raw materials value chain, Economics and Managerial Finance in raw materials, Business models for sustainable markets, Structures and organisational aspects of lean production
    • You will learn how to use methods to solve social problems and gain social acceptance or reduce opposition to an action or investment – subjects: Social effectiveness in raw materials management, Social aspects of sustainable development
    • You will acquire skills to assess renewable energy sources in terms of their benefits and risks, and learn to assess risks and strategies to reduce the environmental impact of raw material companies – subjects: Energy efficiency – sustainable sources of energy under renewables requirements, Environmental engineering, Sustainable effectiveness of processes in circular economy, Problems in post mining areas – water management, reclamation, revitalisation
  • 2
    • You will learn about global principles, standards and algorithms for integrated reporting and the importance of Eco Design- subjects: Eco designing products for circular economy, Reporting on the SDGs
    • You will become familiar with innovative technologies and processes for a circular economy in the non-ferrous metal industry and learn about new analytical techniques used in modern raw material processing – subjects: Innovative processes for circular economy in the non-ferrous metals industry, Metallurgical industry development, Materials science and engineering innovation, Modern technologies in Mineral Processing
    • You will learn how to manage strategic projects, formulate corporate strategy and use tools applied to solve problems related to the delivery of quality products and services- subjects: Innovation management and entrepreneurship, Lean production in advanced material development, The quality management of production processes
    • You will become acquainted with real socio-economic problems and learn how to recognise contemporary barriers to the management of natural and critical resources, taking into account technical, economic, legal, environmental and social aspects through real examples/case studies- subjects: Summer school
    • You will learn specialised vocabulary and phrases in the raw materials value chain- subjects: English – B2 /German – B2
  • 3
    • You will learn about the importance of sustainability in geomaterials cycles (including soils, industrial by-products and municipal solid waste) and decontamination techniques – subjects: Radioactivity, Environmental geotechnics
    • You will learn how to perform financial planning, implementation and control of environmental reclamation projects- subjects: Reclamation, Management and finance of mining operations along the life cycle, Licensing, stakeholder involvement and expectations management, Project and contract management
    • You will explore the processes of interaction between the underground hydrosphere and the environment – subjects: Hydrogeology for GW-Management
  • 4
    • You develop a chosen scientific topic on your own – subject: Diploma thesis
    • You will acquire practical skills and learn how to deal with real business cases – subject: Industrial practice
    • You will learn how to create SQL queries and transfer and process them in a spreadsheet using VBA- subjects: Data reporting spreadsheets with SQL queries
    • You will learn how to use financial analysis tools and investment valuation methods – subjects: Business management and economic efficiency
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