Environmental Engineering, Mining
and Energy

Environmental Engineering, Mining and Energy

Duration of the programme: 4 years (8 semesters) 

Program description

The program in this discipline covers general and specific education issues during lectures, classes and seminars. The most important topics that are covered include individual elements of the environment; innovative and highly effective methods for treating water and wastewater, and for protecting air, soil and groundwater; as well as contemporary problems in waste management and renewable energy sources. The program prepares PhD students for research work by providing training in research methodology, principles of financing research, language skills, technology transfer and commercialization of research results.

Educational outcomes

The program provides PhD students with knowledge about developing trends and new achievements in the discipline and focuses on current and future problems related to the rational use of the environment. PhD students gain experience in using and transforming environmental resources, forecasting the state of the environment on the basis of information stored in databases, and identifying, preventing and eliminating threats to the environment. The program enables PhD students to develop their own ideas and concepts as well as a critical approach to information within the discipline. Graduates of this program have gained a large stock of useful knowledge for application in practical work. They are qualified to work in units related to the environment, broadly understood, to start their own businesses or to pursue scientific careers in national and foreign academic centers and research institutes.

 Key words:

  • renewable and non-renewable resources
  • environmental databases
  • environmental monitoring
  • sustainable development
  • water treatment and reclamation
  • membrane techniques
  • granular sludge technologies
  • wetlands systems
  • “emerging contaminants”
  • Microplastics
  • remediation methods
  • gas and dust pollution
  • renewable energy sources
  • green fuels
  • waste
  • circular economy
  • recycling