Critical Minerals

2 modules



Course Length
4 hours

Edumine Courses

08 Apr 2024



Critical minerals lie at the heart of modern technologies and industries, playing indispensable roles in powering our interconnected world.

In this course, you'll uncover the complexities surrounding their supply, delving into the challenges and intricacies that define their extraction, processing, and distribution. With contributions from a diverse array of experts, you'll gain invaluable insights into the multifaceted dimensions of critical minerals. From geopolitical dynamics to economic implications, and from environmental considerations to technological innovation, this course offers a holistic perspective that will equip learners with the knowledge and understanding to navigate the intricate landscapes of critical minerals with confidence. Whether you're an industry professional, policymaker, investor, or simply a curious learner, join us as we explore these vital resources.


Recommended Background

  • This is an introductory level course. No specific pre-requisites are recommended.



4 Hours


90 Days



Version Date  

March 19, 2024


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The course is comprised of 9 modules incorporating video and audio contributions from experts as well as links and additional resources. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 4 hours of viewing content and covers the following topics:

  • Key Critical Minerals and Their Applications
  • Environmental Significance and Impact
  • Social Considerations
  • Economic Significance (Global Economy, Investing and Decision Making)
  • Geopolitical Impact (Policy, Regulation, and International Cooperation)
  • Supply Chains
  • Technological Innovations and Future Trends
  • Circular Economy and Recycling


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the factors that groups use to identify minerals as critical.
  • Explain the properties, diverse applications, and primary sources of critical minerals, thereby gaining a deep understanding of their strategic importance in modern industries and technologies.
  • Analyze the environmental impacts of critical mineral mining operations, understand the associated challenges and mitigation strategies.
  • Explain the ethical concerns around mining for critical materials.
  • Discuss the different strategies being implemented to ensure a stable supply of critical minerals. 
  • Appreciate the role of emerging technologies in reshaping critical mineral exploration and usage.
  • Identify the role of recycling in the circular economy for critical minerals.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification

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