Bachelor's program in Applied Geosciences

Regular duration of studies: 6 semesters

ECTS credits: 180

Course language: German

with restricted admission: no

Study structure and contents

The bachelor's program has a modular structure. The first four semesters teach the basics in the fields of geology, mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, engineering geology, geothermal energy and petrophysics. In addition, building materials technology, geodesy, geoinformatics, geoecology, geophysics and water management are integrated into the course. As the study program in Applied Geosciences is a mathematical-scientific course of study, the first semesters of the program focus on solid basics in mathematics, physics and chemistry. During the bachelor’s program, an internship of at least 6 weeks must be completed, preferably after the fourth semester during the semester breaks. The subject matter in the final year of study includes hydrogeology, engineering geology, geochemical analysis and geodata processing, which prepares students for the subsequent possible master's program.
The study program is completed with a Bachelor's thesis in the sixth semester.

Requirements

In a study conducted by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE), professors in the field of geosciences were asked what requirements prospective students should meet for studying in their subject. The basic requirements for studying Applied Geosciences are a broad interest in nature and the environment, an affinity for mathematics / previous mathematical knowledge, spatial imagination / spatial thinking, the willingness to work in the open air, even under adverse conditions (suitability for off-road use: wet, long walks even on uneven terrain with large differences in altitude, cold, heat, heavy rucksacks, etc.), an intense curiosity and great flexibility with regard to the place of work.
In addition, abstract, logical, analytical thinking and disciplined learning and working as well as willingness to learn or commitment and performance are considered universal requirements for a degree course.
(Source: WORKING PAPER NO. 194 | AUGUST 2016; Requirement profiles for the subjects in the CHE university ranking from professor's perspective)

Application

Online via the KIT Applicant Portal

Academic advisor (Website in German)
Dr. Ruth Haas Nüesch (ruth.haas∂kit.edu)

Dean of Studies 
Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb (jochen.kolb∂kit.edu)

Commissions

Geosciences student representatives (Website in German)

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