Studies at University of Oulu 2015-2016

The University of Oulu offers study opportunities with a solid academic foundation ranging from 5-6 year degree programmes and master’s programmes to doctoral training. There are also several possibilities such as open university studies, executive training and continuing education for developing and maintaining skills and competencies.

In addition to a variety of student exchange programmes, international master’s degree programmes in English are offered in six fields of study, making the university an international study environment.

5-6 Year Degree Programmes

Degree Programme in Mining Technology and Mineral Processing

Due to the increasing demand of raw materials obtained from bedrock, the significance of mineral exploration and mining industry has greatly increased recently in northern Europe, while demands for environmental management according to the principles of sustainable development have increased at the same time. In Oulu Mining School, the degree programme in mining technology and mineral processing has been started in order to educate specialists for effective and environmentally friendly excavation and beneficiation of mineral deposits. This programme together with the parallel degree programme of geosciences encompassing geology and geophysics will cover a long chain of processing in extractive industry from geological mapping and mineral exploration through resource estimation and excavation of mineral deposits to production of mineral products.

As the name the degree programme implies, the Master of Science degree (Tech.) can be done in two lines of specialization, Mining Technology or Mineral Processing.

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Basic information

Duration of Studies: 
5 years (3+2)
ECTS Credits: 
300 op (180 op + 120 op)
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Mining Engineer
Process Engineer
Project Manager
Production Manager
Location of Instruction: 
kari.knuutila (at)
eero.hanski (at)
+358 (0)294 482371
study.oms (at)


Next Application Period: 
March 17th 2015 – April 9th 2015 at 15.00 / 3 p.m. (UTC +3)

The degree programme is applied for through the The language of instruction in the degree programme is Finnish. Applicants have to both apply in Finnish and be able to study in Finnish. Applicants are asked to prove their Finnish language skills in the admissions process. Information on studies in English is available here.