Applied Geosciences

Bachelor of Science; tuition language: German

Angewandte Geowissenschaften, B.Sc.


Geosciences address almost all urgent environmental and resource problems. They ensure supply with clean water, with fossil and alternative sources of energy, with ores and salts, and with construction and other materials of all sorts. They deal with global climate change, with the pollution of the atmosphere, soil, waters, and oceans, and with cause and effect of natural disasters. Skilled experts are needed for the variety of related tasks and fields of activity. The possibilities at a technical university provide an ideal environment for study programmes oriented towards applied research.

General note: With the Bachelor of Science degree, students acquire a first degree qualifying them for a profession. However, at the Technical University of Darmstadt the Master of Science is the standard degree. It is therefore recommended that students complete a Master's programme.

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Degree, duration Bachelor of Science, 6 semesters
Language German. Individual courses can be offered in English. Please be aware that scientific literature is be read and edited also in English.
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines):
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By the end of the second semester, a minimum of 20 CP must be earned in modules of the degree programme.
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The Bachelor of Science programme Applied Geosciences at the Technical University of 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.

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