Academic calendar

Programme schedule

The EMerald programme has been devised to provide a rich learning experience in which students are able to immerse themselves in the latest developments in innovation in resources engineering from experts across Europe. All programme courses provide the opportunity for students to resit their exams once, except in certain cases such as training sessions that can be only be taken once and also in the course material taken in Luleå that can be retaken more than once.

Semester 1

Université de Liège

  • Teaching period: September to mid-December
  • Exam period (first session): first three weeks of January
  • Exam period (second session): end of June – July together with the second session at Nancy

Passing criteria: ≥10/20 for each course (20 being the highest mark)

Semester 2

Université de Lorraine – Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie de Nancy

  • Teaching period: February to end of May
  • Exam period (first session): after modules during the semester and at the end of the semester/ start of June

Passing criteria: overall average ≥ 10/20 and no mark ≤ 6/20 (20 being the highest mark)

  • Study period for the second session of exams: 2 or 3 weeks in June
  • Exam period (second session): end of June – July together with the second session at Liège


Between Semester 2 and Semester 3: Summer Business School (Freiberg)

  • Teaching period: July

Content: core topics in management (Business Model, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Business Game)

Semester 3

Luleå University of Technology

  • Teaching period: end of August to mid-December.
  • Exam period (first and second session): after modules during the semester

Passing criteria: a mark of 3, 4, 5 (5 being the highest mark)

  • Holidays: mid-December to start of January

Semester 3

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

  • Teaching period: mid-October to mid-February
  • Exam period (first session):  mid-February to first three weeks of March

Passing criteria: ≤ 4.0 for each course (1 being the highest mark)

  • Exam period (second session): during fourth semester

Semester 4

One of the four Universities

  • Internship and master thesis research period: LTU from Jan until June,  ULiège/UL/TUBAF from Jan or March until August depending on where the thirst semester was spent.
  • Master thesis defenses (oral presentation): June (LTU) – August (ULiège/UL/TUBAF)

Passing criteria: ULiège and UL≥ 10/20 ; LTU ≥ 3 ; TUBAF ≤  4

  • Graduation: end of August in Liège

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