Coal, Industrial minerals and Rocks, Mining and Processing Management - - CIMRMPM
Masterís degree program:
Coal, Industrial minerals and Rocks Mining and Processing Management
Vocational qualification: Engineer in Coal, Industrial Minerals and Rocks Mining and Processing Management


Coal, Industrial minerals and Rocks Mining and Processing Management education in Bulgaria is carried out only at the Department of Mineral Processing and Recycling, University of Mining and Geology ďSt. Ivan RilskiĒ.
The aim of the degree program is to train and support future leaders in the field of Coal, Industrial minerals and Rocks Mining and Processing Management.
The Master's degree is designed to meet the new challenges for mining and mineral processing engineers, related to the necessity of comprehensive, theoretical and applied knowledge in coal, industrial minerals and rocks open and underground mining and mineral processing.
The Master's Course is the only one in Bulgaria combining two engineering fields: mining and mineral processing of coal, industrial minerals and rocks. The aim of the course is to acquire management and organizational knowledge and skills, typical for both - mining engineer and mineral processing engineer.
The Master's program provides the opportunity to acquire fundamental, practical and professional training in mining process products quality management, the products quality relationship and mining and mineral processing technologies, open-pit and underground coal, industrial minerals and rocks mining quality management, coal and industrial minerals mineral processing technologies, technological evaluation and plant design, mining waste management, building and rock materials treatment, etc. The Master program also offers high level knowledge in technological processes modeling and optimization, ecology and environmental impact assessment, marketing and management, coal, industrial minerals and rocks mining and processing information systems.
An important educational aspect is the formation of knowledge and skills for projects preparation, individual research work that results in Masterís Thesis preparation and participation in scientific forums (conferences, symposia, congresses).
The training provides broad opportunities for professional realization in national and regional management structures. The Master's Thesis will encourage the students to work independently and in a structured and scientific way. It is guided by a professor or associate professor of the Department of Mineral Processing and Recycling. Master degree course duration is three semesters for the regular study and four semesters for the extramural form of study. The last semester includes Masterís Thesis Preparation and Defense.
The holders of Masters' degrees with vocational qualification: Engineer in Coal, Industrial Minerals and Rocks Mining and Processing Management can continue their studies in the doctoral educational and qualification degree to take a Ph.D.