545-0185/02 – Raw Materials Industry (01)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Economics and Control SystemsCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. Igor Černý, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Igor Černý, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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CER25 Ing. Igor Černý, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+1
Part-time Graded credit 8+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student demonstrates knowledge and understanding: - the basic concepts, structures and environment of the industry, with an emphasis on the raw material industry, - entities and business environment relations in various areas of the raw materials industry. Student can: - to conduct a survey of the business environment in the area of ​​raw materials. Student is able to: - analyze, characterize and orientate in the business environment of raw materials, their processing and markets.

Teaching methods

Project work


The subject acquaints with the issue of raw material industry, its importance and position within the national economy. Mineral resources constitute the basic and irreplaceable inputs for the country's economy, their effective use promotes prosperity. The raw materials business is characterized by a number of specifics and limitations.

Compulsory literature:

CIUTA, Theodor a Constantin CIUPAGEA. The raw materials supply chain viewer: designing and developing a data-driven graphbased application for RMIS. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2019. JRC technical reports. ISBN 978-92-76-01968-8. ČABLÍK, Vladimír, ed. V4 Wastes: Critical Raw Materials: workshop : 31.5.-2.6.2018, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Czech Republic. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2018. ISBN 978-80-248-4180-9. ČABLÍK, Vladimír, ed. 23rd International Conference on Environment and Mineral Processing: 30 May - 1 June 2019 [CD-ROM]. Ostrava: VŠB -Technical University of Ostrava, 2019. ISBN 978-80-248-4309-4. DOMBEK, Václav. Institute of clean technologies for mining and utilization of raw materials for energy use - a new potential of research in Ostrava. GeoScience Engineering [online]. Ostrava: VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2012, 58(2), 16-22. ISSN 1802-5420.

Recommended literature:

BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. Study on the review of the list of Critical Raw Materials-Critical Raw Materials Factsheets. Brussels: European Commission, 2017. ISBN 978-92-79-72119-9, doi:10.2873/398823. FEČKO, Peter, ed. Mineral raw materials and mining activity of the 21st century: November 25-27, 2003, VŠB-TU Ostrava, Czech Republic. Part II. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology, [2003]. ISBN 80-248-0492-1. JAIN, Ravi, Zengdi "Cindy" CUI a Jeremy K. DOMEN. Environmental impact of mining and mineral processing: management, monitoring, and auditing strategies. Amsterdam: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, [2016]. ISBN 978-0-12-804040-9. 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference: SGEM 2017 : conference proceedings : 29 June-5 July, 2017, Albena, Bulgaria. Volume 17, Science and technologies in geology, exploration and mining.. Sofia: STEF92 Technology, [2017]. ISBN 978-619-7105-98-8.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Presentation of semestral work and discussion to verify the acquisition of relevant knowledge of the course. The course is terminated by fulfilling the classification credit.


The Moodle learning management system (lms.vsb.cz) is used for communication beyond the presently realized concentration, through which it is possible to communicate not only between the teacher and the students, but also between the students.

Other requirements

No next requirements on the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Industry and its importance for the national economy. 2. Industry and industries. 3. Industry of the Czech Republic and its position and importance in the EU. 4. Raw material industry. 5. Raw material policy of the Czech Republic. 6. Tools for realization of raw material policy of the Czech Republic. 7. Raw material industry of the Czech Republic, mineral resources and their processes. 8. Business opportunities in raw material industry. 9. Specifics of business in the mining and processing of mineral resources. 10. Specifics of business in the field of mineral resources production. 11. Specifics of business in the field of modern technological raw materials. 12. Specifics of business in the field of precious metals, stones and other commodities. 13. Specifics of business in the field of renewable resources. 14. Import of minerals to the Czech Republic.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100 (100) 51
        Semestrální projekt Semestral project 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80% attendance

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (B0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (B0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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