Academic discipline: Natural Sciences
Qualification: Earth Scientist
Starting date: September
Language requirements: English language proficiency (TOEFL 513 /IELTS 5.5/oral examination)
High school certificate; entrance exam in Mathematics
(written and oral).
Duration: 6 semesters
ECTS credits: 180
Tuition fee: 6.000 USD/year
Other fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD
Earth scientists research the specific and complex earth system, studying its composition, structure, history, material and energy flow and transformation processes, raw material and energy resources to be utilized, and values to be protected together with features and processes that may prove to be hazardous for mankind. Earth scientists aim to understand both the long-term and short-term results of global and regional natural and anthropogenic processes. The numerous applied fields of earth sciences (e.g. raw material exploration, water supply protection, volcanology, seismology, weather forecasting, alternative and renewable energy resources) fundamentally influence the quality of our everyday life, as well as technology in our civilization and our relationship with the natural environment.
Lecture, seminar: 65%
Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):
||Fundamentals of Mathematics, Fundamentals of Physics, Basics of the Environment, Mineralogy and Geology, Basics of Biology, Basics of Computer Science, Introduction to Chemistry, European Union Studies, General and Historical Geology, Earth Sciences fieldwork, Physical Geography, Basics of Environmental Protection, Soil Geography, Introduction to Ecology
||Structural Geology, Physical Geography, Cartography, Biogeography, Atmospheric Resources Hydrology and Hydrogeology, Geology and Physical Geography, Climate
||Geothermics, Surface Analyses, Thesis
Internship, practice: Students should complete a 2-6-week practice at an external company, institution,
university or research laboratory.
The Bulletin of the program can be found here.
Career prospects: With a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in earth sciences, students can find a position in a number of sectors and industries including environmental consulting firms, oil companies, or research institutes.