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Qualification descriptor for Degree of Bachelor of Science - Major; Natural Resources Engineering
Teknologie Kandidatexamen - Huvudområde; Naturresursteknik

Degree regulations of 2007
First cycle
NameStart termFor admitted until
Environmental Technology (Miljöteknik) S11
Exploration and Environmental Geosciences (Malmgeologi och miljögeokemi) S11
Mineral Processing and Process Metallurgy (Mineralteknik och processmetallurgi) S11
Mining and Geotechnical Engineering (Jord- och bergbyggnad) S11
Qualification descriptor approved on 2006-11-20 by Ordförande teknisk fakultetsnämnd. Qualification descriptor updated on 2010-12-03 by Chef Utbildnings- och forskningsenhet.
Examanition Objectives
Higher Education Act
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Higher Education Ordinance

Annex 2

Knowledge and understanding
For a Bachelor's degree the student shall have:
    * demonstrated knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field, understanding of applicable methodologies in the field, specialised study in some aspect of the field as well as awareness of current research issues.

Competence and skills
For a Bachelor's degree the student shall have:
    * demonstrated the ability to search for, gather, evaluate and critically interpret the relevant information for a formulated problem and also discuss phenomena, issues and situations critically
    * demonstrated the ability to identify, formulate and solve problems autonomously and to complete tasks within predetermined time frames
    * demonstrated the ability to present and discuss information, problems and solutions in speech and writing and in dialogue with different audiences, and
    * demonstrated the skills required to work autonomously in the main field of study.

Judgement and approach
For a Bachelor's degree the student shall have:
    * demonstrated the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues
    * demonstrated insight into the role of knowledge in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
    * demonstrated the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and ongoing learning.


Detailed objectives for this degree

After completed the education, the student have:

   - general technical skills and knowledge of methods and tools managing mineral resources and environmental geochemistry to act as a professional mainly in industrial applications. This includes skills about exploration, extraction, enrichment, recovery and environmental processes.

- the ability to use appropriate methods and equipment to solve both scientific and industrial related problems and to combine knowledge and methods from different disciplines.

- the ability to conduct written and oral presentations of technical and scientific problems and results for professionals and laymen.

- practical training in identifying, formulating and solving technical problems within given economic and time frames.

- developed the ability to cooperate and conduct good management.

- experience of how to plan, perform and report projects in geosciences.


Environmental Technology

After completed the education, the student have:


-knowledge and ability to guide environmental projects (execution and construction)

-knowledge about, and ability to execute, construction, operation and maintenance within environmental engineering.

Exploration and Environmental Geosciences

After completed the education, the student have:


-   knowledge about, and ability to plan and do work within mineral exploration

-   knowledge about, and ability to plan and do work within environmental geochemistry.

Mineral Processing and Process Metallurgy

After completed the education, the student have:

-knowledge of unit operations and processes within biochemical and chemical engineering

-knowledge about synthetic and biological catalysts, reactors and their use in industrial processes and environmental applications.

Mining and Geotechnical Engineering

After completed the education, the student have:


-   ability to do construction work in soft and hard ground

-   ability to plan production and construction work in hard rock
-   ability to guide (execute and operate) work in soft and hard ground



The programme requires 180 credits.

The credits stated indicate the total for all courses leading to the degree. All courses are to have been completed and passed.

Special requirements
Higher Education Ordinance and Luleå University of Technology
Independent project (degree project)
A requirement for the award of a Bachelor's degree is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits in the main field of study. (The Higher Education Ordinance, Annex 2 Qualifications ordinance)

Compulsory courses included in degrees the equivalent of 180 credits are at first cycle level. Courses at second cycle level equal to at most 15 credits may be included in a degree the equivalent of 180 credits.(Guidelines for Bologna adaptation), LTU Dnr 783-06).

All course requirements for this degree are stated in the official syllabus.

Degree certificate

A degree certificate will be issued upon application to students who fulfil the requirements for a degree.

Transitional rules
Course requirements for this degree