National Technical University of Athens
The School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) was founded by government decree on February 27th, 1946. The diploma awarded by the Department is still common today for the two directions, i.e. Diploma in Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering. However, under presidential decree 85/1987, two specialty directions were introduced since the academic year 1987-88, i.e. the specialty of â€œÎœining Engineerâ€ and the specialty of â€œÎœetallurgical Engineerâ€. In 1999, and in the effort of upgrading the undergraduate curriculum, it was decided that the first 7 semesters make up the basic curriculum, while from the 8th semester there is an introduction of five (5) subject directions, which are completed as course work with the 9th semester. These five (5) subject directions are: (a) Environmental Engineering and Geo-Environment. (b) Mining Engineering. (c) Geo-Engineering. (d) Metallurgical Processes.