Mineral Functional Materials specialization prepares the graduate to start professional work or research in the field of characterization and application of highly processed mineral-based materials, mineral derivatives as well as micro- and nanocomposites. The knowledge gained during various classes makes the graduate ready to work in different fields of technology i.e.: in particular in the mineral, ceramic and chemical industry as well as foundry. The experience also allows the graduate to undertake work connected with environmental protection. After several classes the graduate has the ability to work in laboratories which deal with mineral-based materials and organic derivatives of the minerals. The graduate demonstrates the knowledge regarding application and interpretation of the results obtained using modern analytical techniques dedicated to solid and liquid phase analysis. The knowledge enables the graduate to synthesize and manufacture modern mineral materials.