The Bachelor of Science programme Applied Geosciences at the TU Darmstadt is highly application-oriented, as its name already suggests. This is particularly significant as it distinguishes the programme from geoscientific study programmes at other universities, which are, for example, more oriented towards geology and paleontology. Application-oriented occupational fields are associated with the aforementioned core topics of water – energy – environment. Therefore, geoscientists work in fields such as water conservation, drinking water supply, or water management; (alternative) energy generation, for instance by means of exploiting geothermal resources; in the field of exploring and exploiting deposit; in site remediation, site investigation, and rock operations and tunneling. In this context, geoscientists work closely with other engineering and technical professions. As the job location could potentially be anywhere in the world, especially as regards, for instance, the exploration of deposits, which barely occurs in Germany and Europe anymore, graduates should possess good English language skills, or even better, other additional foreign language skills.
Other possible fields of employment are the insurance sector for processing environmental damage, but also tourism or journalism. Geoscientists often work in consulting and engineering firms or drilling companies, but also in government offices and administrations where they may deal with developing guidelines and the like, or monitor the compliance with regulations. Lastly, there is the possibility to work in science and research.