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Chair of Mineral Processing

Processing Raw Materials (University Course)

Graduates 2nd year

Graduates 2nd year

f.l.t.r: Dipl.-Ing. Reinhard Pönisch (Kirchdorfer Kies und Transportbeton), Ing. Peter Christian (CEMTEC), Ing. Dominik Gössweiner (Christian Pfeiffer Maschinenfabrik), Ing. Balthasar Jandl (w&p Zement), Ing. Hubert Thaller (w&p Zement), Ing. Karin van Ommen (FLSmidth Krebs GmbH), Ing. Andreas Minaschek (FLSmidth Krebs GmbH), Dipl.-Ing. Dragan Bill (Rohrdorfer Sand und Kies), Dipl.-Ing. Günter Hirsch (voestalpine Stahl Linz), Prof. Flachberger (MUL)

not illustrated: BSc. Andreas Schöndorfer (Dolomitwerk Jettenberg Schöndorfer), Ing. Peter Christian (CEMTEC), Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Thomas Unterweissacher (Techn. Büro f. Geologie DI Dr.mont. Unterweissacher)

Graduates 1st year

Graduates 1st year

Front f.l.t.r.: Käfmüller Ronald (VA Erzberg), Dipl.-Ing Sturm Florian (FLSmidth Krebs), Kast Johannes (FLSmidth Krebs), Mag. Kast Gottfried (FLSmidth Krebs), Wukicsevits Martin (PRO Eurasia)

Back f.l.t.r.: Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Salzer Florian (w&p Zement), Ing. Pichler Wolfram (FLSmidth Krebs), Mag. Wilflingseder Philipp (Zementwerk Leube), Schneider Georg (FLSmidth Krebs), Dipl.-Ing Nussbacher Hanspeter (GKB-Bergbau)

not illustrated: Dipl.-Ing. Rammer Hubert (Bernegger GmbH), Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Reisinger Florian (Cemtec), Ing. Traxler Markus (Cemtec)

Course aim and target audience

The university course on "Processing Raw Materials" offers comprehensive specialist training to people currently involved or wishing to become involved in future in the processing and refinement of primary and secondary raw materials.

It is therefore particularly aimed at qualified expert personnel (including those unfamiliar with the sector) and (future) managers from the industries producing and processing raw materials, plant and mechanical engineering service providers, research institutions and local/national authorities who wish to study in parallel to normal working life.

Course contents and focus

  • Principles of physics, chemistry, mineralogy and geology

  • Principles of processing

  • Profit/loss statements for processing

  • Legal and technical safety aspects

  • Environmental protection, plant and process safety

  • Laboratory placement for processing

  • Special processing of primary and secondary raw materials

  • Excursions

Skills and expertise

Graduates of this course will be qualified to initiate, plan and organise operational activities in the processing sector, both within and outside of companies; recognise operational problems and work out solutions; accompany, tender for, implement and coordinate planning work; and commission/decommission machinery and plants, as well as operating them in normal operation.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are as follows:

  • Completion of a Bachelor, Master or Diploma degree in engineering or natural sciences at a recognised national or international university or another national or international postgraduate educational institution


  • an academic certificate of equal worth relating to raw materials processing. The course leader will decide on whether these requirements are met as part of the admissions interview. In principle, no more than 15 participants are allowed.

Qualification and title

"Akademische Aufbereitungstechnikerin" or "Akademischer Aufbereitungstechniker" (Academic Processing Engineer)

Organisational process

Duration and location(s)
2 semesters of study running in parallel to participants' regular occupations, Montanuniversität Leoben


The next programme starts in 22nd March 2018

Course fees and payment methods
The course costs EUR 9,500.00 (exempt from VAT)
1st semester: EUR 4,750
2nd semester: EUR 4,750



Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Helmut Flachberger

Chair of Mineral Processing - Montanuniversität Leoben

+43 3842 402-1801


Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Löschnauer

Industrial Liaison Department - Montanuniversität Leoben

+43 3842 402-8413