The triple degree Study Programme “International Master of Science in Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Resources” (MSc. ENTER) aims to create highly qualified mechanical and process engineers at the Master level with a specialisation in maintenance engineering for the raw materials sector from the ESEE region (East & South-East Europe) and for the ESEE region. The program has been developed with the support of EIT Raw Material Academy. The Master study programme consists of 4 semesters (2 years) and is embedded in the existing Master’s degree programmes of the participating universities. In each semester, students are required to take at least 30 ECTS credits.

In the today’s economy, technical education do not meet current requirements of the employment market for engineers. Moreover, new small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are in great demand, e.g. there is a space for enterprises that specialise inspare parts handling, auxiliary services, and recycling. Start-ups or small-scale businesses in mechanical and process engineering related to raw materials undergo low investments nowadays. Additionally, outsourcing, extending the network and establishing partnerships in East and South-East Europe (ESEE) is of a high priority.

– Avoid the brain-drain of local communities and promoting circular economy in the ESEE region.

– Create highly qualified professionals or entrepreneurs with a specification in maintenance engineering for the ESEE region.

– Contribute to technological advancement and competence building in the ESEE region.

– Support commercial know-how and technology transfer for the subject-specific operations in the raw materials industry.

– Encourage start-ups in the ESEE region.

Apply for Erasmus+ funding

For up to 12 months’ study-abroad periods in Finland and in Germany, respectively, students can apply for Erasmus+ funding. Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/

Funding is paid for the study periods abroad. For Students from Erasmus+ partner countries (third countries not associated to  the EU, e.g. Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ukraine) it comprises a monthly grant of 850 euros and a one-time travel allowance. In addition, students may receive a social top-up if eligible. This will be examined by the International Offices of the host universities.

Students from Erasmus+ programme countries (e.g. Slovakia, Hungary) apply for Erasmus+ funding with their home universities.

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Partner Universities

The Bergakademie Freiberg can look back upon a 300-year-old foundation history. Teaching and research conditions have undergone steady improvements thanks to numerous new endowments and foundations. The consciousness of sustainability in the mining industry has long infiltrated the universities’ programmes.


The University of Miskolc is the largest higher educational institution in Northern Hungary. With its highly qualified academic staff, well equipped laboratories, instruments and equipment, the Miskolc University is a major research center of national scientific research and technical development. The research
achievements, and the knowledge and experience gained at national and international scientific conferences are incorporated in the educational curriculum.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering Technologies and Materials Science was founded in 1936 and has been one of the leading departments of Dnipro University of Technology since then. The department has gained its recognition and authority due to the continuous improvement of educational technologies, solving urgent problems of modern engineering, inheriting glorious scientific traditions and achievements of higher education, as well as close ties with production, successes and achievements of graduates.


The research and education profile is set along the value chain from mineral deposits to production processes, to product design and recycling of end of life products. One of Montanuniversitaet Leoben’s assets is its very large network of universities and companies in East and South East Europe (ESEE region).


Mechanical Engineering Faculty Sarajevo (MEF) has more than 55 years of tradition in higher education and provision of technical support to local development. It is leading Bosnia and Herzegovina higher education and research institution in providing educational, training and technical support within its scope of work in engineering.


LUT University (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT) is a pioneering science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969. Our international community is composed of approximately 6,500 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education.


Technical university of Košice (TUKE) is an institution which proudly holds a significant position within mining academies in Europe. As one of the three founding faculties, the Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies (FBERG), was involved in the establishment and formation of the Technical
University of Košice.

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Study Plan

Semester 1 (fall/winter term)

Students start the first semester with basic education and lay the scientific and technological foundations. In the fields of technical and mechanical engineering, four specialisations are offered at the four entry universities, i.e. the four partner universities located in the ESEE region. Students can follow one of the four tracks with the respective specialisations:

Entry UniversityCountrySpecialisation
Dnipro University of
Technology (DUT)
UkraineEnd-to-end engineering of machine-building production
Technical University of Kosice (TUKE)SlovakiaMineralurgy and environmental technologies
University of Miskolc (ME)HungaryEnvironmental engineering
University of Sarajevo (UNSA)Bosnia-HerzegovinaIndustrial engineering and management

Semester 2 (spring/summer term)

Students will spend the second semester at the Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT University) in Finland and acquire or enhance their professional, personal and entrepreneurial competencies. They will take part in advanced courses in the field of Chemical and Process Engineering (15 ECTS credits). For the other 15 ECTS credits, students will participate at the modules in entrepreneurship and business. Basic knowledge and skills of innovation and entrepreneurship matters will be covered. On the basis of solid technological knowledge and skills, students will develop their managerial and entrepreneurial skills which are necessary to bring an innovative idea into market.

During the summer break, every student can collect practical experinence through an industrial internship for at least 8 weeks. Towards the objective of combining in-depth engineering knowledge and skills with innovation management techniques, students can gain hands-on experience of solving real-life challenges through an internship at a non-academic partner. Students can also apply for and profit from additional educational activities, organised or supported by the EIT RawMaterials Academy.

Semester 3 (fall/winter term) 

For the third semester, students will continue the study at the Technische Universität  Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF) in Germany. They will gain at least 30 ECTS credits in the field of study on Mechanical and Process Engineering with a specialisation in maintenance and sustainable engineering. The range of courses will cover topics like conception of process equipment, discrete element method, process design mineral processing and recycling.

Semester 4 (spring/summer term)

For the fourth semester, students will work on the Master’s thesis at their Home Universities. They will be provided with the opportunity to practice their scientific skills, apply the already acquired subject specific knowledge and skills into the realisation of an original research work. The thesis will be jointly supervised by a group of 3 professors, one from LUT University (Finland), one from TUBAF (Germany) and one of the ESEE universities.

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Application

Requirements

  • First cycle higher education degree (e.g. a Bachelor degree from a university or a university of applied sciences) in mechanical engineering, process engineering, environmental engineering, chemincal engineering or other relevant fields of study.
  • English language proficiency:
    1. When all the required courses (min. 30 ECTS) for the first Master semester are taught and successfully completed in English at the Home University, the candidates with at least B2 level according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of References for Languages) scale can be accepted for admissions at the Host Universities.
    2. When at least one required course for the first Master semester is not taught and competed in English at the Home University, the candidates need to submit an internationally recognised language certificate with the respective requirement as follows:
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 80 (90) for internet-based test or 550 for paper-based test
      • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.0 (6.5)
      • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English): 54
      • Cambridge English Qualifications – C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency: grade C
      • APTIS Advanced: CEFR level B2
  • Additional application documents as required at the Home University.
  • Evaluation of Entrepreneurial Potential (using the rubric).
    • If the candidate already has prior experience, a description of his/her career history and achievements should be included, including measurable results (if any) and the candidate’s own reflection. In addition, the list of completed courses and training related to Entrepreneurship/ Management/Business Administration can be added to the same field.
    • For candidates without prior experience in entrepreneurship, a description of the entrepreneur’s job goals and objectives and the candidate’s own reflection will be requested.

Documents

For the 2024 intake (with study periods from September 2024 to July 2026), the following documents of each candidate student are required to be submitted to the Programme Coordinator of the home university no later than Oct. 15, 2024:

  • Certified copies* of the first academic degree (e.g. Bachelor certificate) including Transcripts of Records; certified or officially attested translations** of the above certificates into English.
  • Proof of English language proficiency according to the above requirements.
  • Current certificate of enrolment for the Master study programme at Home University (if necessary: certified translation** of the certificate into English).
  • Copy of passport and one up-to-date passport-form photo.
  • Motivation letter (maximum one page); please briefly state the reasons why you wish to join the MSc. ENTER programme. Please make reference to previous study and/or research experience in relevant subject fields at the Home University so far.
  • If available, proof of professional training or work experience, internships or similar activities relevant to the study programme.

*Cerfified copy: A certified copy is usually issued by a German diplomatic mission abroad in your country.

**Certified translation: A certified translation into English is required for each application document if it is not available in English. To apply, you must submit the document in its original language and in the certified translation. What a “certified translation” is and who may produce it varies from country to country. In general, however, it is an official translation, since it is produced by an expert translator approved in the country concerned by the relevant association or body.

Information for Prospective Students

Further information for prospective students from the following partner universities can be found in the attached documents:

Technical University of Kosice

University of Miskolc

University of Sarajevo

Dnipro University of Technology

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Contact

Prüferstraße 1A, 09599 Freiberg, Germany

rawmaterials(at)eit.tu-freiberg.de