Uni-Tübingen

Applied + Environmental Geoscience AEG - Master

Eckdaten zum Studiengang

Fakultät
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Abschluss
Master

Zulassungsbeschränkung
Ja, im 1. Fachsemester

Regelstudienzeit
4 Semester

Kombinationsfach erforderlich?
Nein

Bewerbungsfrist 1. Fachsemester

Bewerbungsfrist für Deutsche, EU-Bürger/innen und Bildungsinländer/innen 
Wintersemester: 15.07

Bewerbungsfrist für Nicht-EU-Bürger/innen
Wintersemester: 31.03

Gilt für alle Bewerber/innen mit deutscher oder EU-Hochschulzugangsberechtigung.

Studienbeginn
Wintersemester

Unterrichtssprache
Englisch

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Voraussetzung und Bewerbung

Each winter semester, 40 study places will be awarded in an internal university selection procedure.
In the selection procedure, the overall grade of the Bachelor's degree is taken into account, as well as the personal motivation for the study program and relevant additional qualifications (e.g. study-related internships or professional training, voluntary services, etc.).

To apply for the AEG program please follow the online application procedure on the University's website.

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Geosciences, Geoecology, Environmental Science, Geophysics, Mineralogy, Physical Geography, Soil Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Sciences, Civil Engineering or a field related to environmental sciences with an overall grade (CGPA) equivalent to or better than 2,5 German grading system

  • good background in mathematics, chemistry, physics and geosciences

  • English language proficiency equivalent to CEFR level B2 (e.g. TOEFL 79 iBT, IELTS 6.5)

For information on application prerequisites see the AEG website.

Since the degree is completely in English, you will need very good written and spoken English (CEFR level B2, e.g. TOEFL 79 iBT, IELTS 6.5).
No formal certificate is required, if you are a native speaker, if your previous degree was taught in English or if your German school-leaving exam gives evidence of a sufficient level of English.

Details zum Studiengang

For detailed information see the AEG website

"Applied & Environmental Geoscience" (AEG) is an international research-oriented study program focusing on the evaluation and solution of environmental problems. Special emphasis is given to environmental problems in the subsurface such as the pollution of drinking water supplies from groundwater resources, the non-sustainable use of natural resources, the impact of short and long term waste disposal, the impact of climate and land-use change on soil and water quality.

The program aims for a comprehensive understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological process mechanisms in the geo- and hydrosphere. Students from various science backgrounds learn to qualitatively and quantitatively address complex processes in soils, water and air and to evaluate environmental risks based on multi-disciplinary approaches.

By choosing the appropriate modules students can specialize in

  • Hydrogeology
  • Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Microbiology
  • Environmental Physics

Further information on the modules

AEG stands for the following:

  • a modern, interdisciplinary curriculum at one of the largest and renowned institutes of geosciences and environmental sciences
  • a highly motivated staff and excellent study conditions in an international environment
  • research and studies in working groups with many contacts to universities abroad

AEG is a 2-year program, beginning each winter semester. It consists of 5 compulsory modules (30 credits), 10 elective modules (60 credits) and a Master thesis (30 credits).
The first semester introduces to the necessary theoretical and quantitative aspects of environmental and applied geosciences. It includes three compulsary modules for all AEG students. The following semesters allow students an individual focus according to their field of specialization:

  • Hydrogeology
  • Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Microbiology
  • Environmental Physics

Each specialization includes three mandatory modules. The remaining six modules can be chosen from a wide variety of classes taught in AEG and neighboring studying programs. In the compulsory modules "Scientific Practise" and "Scientific Presentation" students gain additional practical interdisciplinary skills, and benefit from close interaction with staff and research groups as well as an early start of the Master thesis in the third semester.

Freiwilliger Auslandsaufenthalt
In jedem Studiengang ist ein freiwilliger Auslandsaufenthalt möglich. Mit der Planung sollte ca. ein bis eineinhalb Jahre vor der Abreise begonnen werden. 
Weitere Informationen und Beratung zum Auslandsstudium finden Sie auf der fachübergreifenden Seite Wege ins Ausland. Zudem bieten einige Fächer auch eigene Informationen zu Auslandsaufenthalten an. 

Zahlen und Fakten:

In the winter semester 2021/22, 67 students were enrolled in the AEG program.

The AEG Module Handbook describes the qualification goals and structure of the program, shows an ideal study plan and specifies the study contents (type and scope of all modules, their courses, prerequisites and exams).

This will help you plan your studies and choose the right modules.

The AEG Examination and Study Regulations include legally binding regulations on the course and specify which modules have to be completed and which exams have to be taken in order to successfully complete the program. They also regulate how often examinations can be repeated, which deadlines apply for the examinations and how the final grade is calculated.

The examination and study regulations and the module handbook help you to understand the general conditions of your studies and to select the right modules.

Entscheidungshilfe bei der Studienwahl

Entscheidungshilfen für ein Erststudium

Die Universität bietet Hilfen zur Entscheidungsfindung an. Dazu gehören z.B. der Besuch von Lehrveranstaltungen, Orientierungsveranstaltungen zu Studienwahlthemen sowie verschiedene Beratungsangebote. Weitere Hinweise finden Sie auf den Seiten für Studieninteressierte.

Entscheidungshilfen für Masterstudiengänge

Bei der Studienwahlentscheidung für die Masterstudiengänge spielen Spezialisierung, Schwerpunktsetzung und forschungs- sowie berufsbezogene Kriterien eine Rolle. Für Interessierte an Masterstudiengängen gibt es eine Vielzahl an Orientierungshilfen wie z.B. den Besuch von Lehrveranstaltungen und spezielle Beratungs- sowie Informationsangebote (z.B. Zentrale Studienberatung, Studienfachberatung, Career Service). Nähere Informationen finden Sie unter Beratung und Information.

Nach dem Studium

As AEG students have various academic backgrounds - some are trained in geosciences, others in environmental sciences, chemistry, biology, physics or engineering - they choose different specializations and elective modules according to their respective background and interests. Therefore AEG alumni are also working in a variety of fields.

The key employers for graduates of the AEG program are environmental consultancies working in:

  • characterization of sites (hydrogeology, geophysics, chemical and micorbiological analysis)
  • assessment of environmental risks
  • management of water resources
  • design and operation of remediation technologies
  • modeling of flow and reactive transport in subsurface systems

AEG graduates are also well trained for jobs in environmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and (re-)insurance companies covering costs of environmental risks and remediation. Furthermore AEG lays an excellent foundation for doctoral studies in programs of earth sciences, environmental sciences, and environmental engineering.

Beratung und Praktika
Der Career Service der Universität berät bei der Berufsorientierung und beim Berufseinstieg. Praktika und Jobs finden Sie im Praxisportal.

Graduates of the Master program have the opportunity to continue with a PhD. For further information see the website Faculty of Science - Doctoral Studies.

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