M. Sc. Sustainable Raw Materials and Energy Supply (from WS 24/25)

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The sustainable supply of people with raw materials and energy is an important task now and in the future. Specialists are needed to develop efficient extraction and processing methods as well as intelligent recovery systems in order to ensure the sustainable use of the earth's resources. Graduates in the field of raw materials and waste disposal technology make an important contribution to meeting the raw material and energy needs of future generations.

In addition to graduates of the Bachelor's degree course in Sustainable Resources and Energy Supply, the Master's degree course is also aimed at Bachelor's graduates from other engineering disciplines such as Mineral Resources Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering who wish to receive comprehensive training in the field of raw materials technology.


Brief summary
Degree Master of Science

Raw Material Extraction, Recycling, Energy, Repository Safety

Contents of studies Extraction of raw materials, Recycling, Sustainable energy supply, Repository, Mine surveying, Processing, Process engineering, Geology
Duration of studies 4 semesters including internship and preparation of the Master's thesis
Entry requirements High school certificate


Structure and course content

The Sustainable Raw Materials and Energy Supply course has a modular structure and comprises a total of 4 semesters, with the fourth semester being reserved for the Master's thesis. 

An overview of the modules offered can be found in the curriculum of the current examination regulations. 

Students can choose between the following programs of major subjects:

Raw Material Extraction



Repository Safety (mainly in English)

In all specializations, students can choose from a wide range of options to set their own individual focus and thus design their studies flexibly.


Prerequisites & application

The necessary prerequisite for enrolment in the Master's degree program in Sustainable Raw Materials and Energy Supply is the successful completion of the Bachelor's degree program in Sustainable Resources and Energy Supply or a first professionally qualifying university degree (B.Sc.) in an engineering discipline. In addition, a timely application and proof of German language skills are required as proof of prior professional education.

Attention: Please note the application deadlines of the RWTH Aachen University Student Secretariat.

Application deadlines for the summer semester: January 15 
Application deadlines for the winter semester: July 15 

Applications must be submitted online via the RWTH Aachen University Student Secretariat.


Further information on the application process as well as contact persons, deadlines and helpful click instructions can be found here.