Multidisciplinary Pilot Course

Call for Participants

In spring 2019, MINETRAIN is launching a pilot training programme designed for all those working in the mining industry and willing to enrich their understanding of the mining life cycle and value chain. The course includes online teaching material and a one-week practical training in real-life conditions at the Pyhäsalmi Mine in Finland. The course will provide trainees both theoretical and practical knowledge covering the following topics:

  • Health and safety
  • Geology and exploration
  • Mining and mineral processing
  • Mine closure

The online course is designed as a series of reading and visual material which provide the theoretical basis of the different disciplines within mining. The course will be launched on the July 1st and participants will have up to 6 weeks to complete it. Participants are expected to spend approximately 40 hours to complete the online modules and questions related to each topic.

The onsite practical training at Pyhäsalmi Mine in Finland, taking place between August 26th and 30th, will be offered to all participants who have completed the online course. This part of the course is limited to 15 people and registration will work on a first-come, first-served basis. MINETRAIN will provide transport from Oulu to Pyhäsalmi, accommodation and meals for participants.

After completing the entire MINETRAIN program, participants will receive a certificate of accomplishment.


How to enrol?

The call is open to all interested in mining and related industry and the only requirement is good English skills. Enrolment will be open until July 1st through the following link:


Further Information

The course is coordinated by the Oulu Mining School, University of Oulu and the Institute for Mining & Special Civil Engineering of TU Bergakademie Freiberg and designed in collaboration with the Pyhäsalmi Mine, Normet, Outotec, Sandvik and Schneider Electric.