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Master programme Applied Geosciences

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The master programme Applied Geosciences consolidates and complements the technical knowledge gained in the bachelor programme. The modular structure of this programme enables specialisations in the following areas: applied geophysics and petroleum geology, raw materials geology and environmental geology and petroleum geophysics.

Group of fields of study:
Engineering Sciences
Degree programme:
Applied Geosciences
Master programme
Academic degree:
Diplomingenieur/in, Dipl.-Ing.
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,70
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2018/19, Stk. 90 (Nr. 136)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme Applied Geosciences deals with the search, exploitation and evaluation of raw materials and deposits, evaluation of georisks and the geotechnical project planning for building projects.


The master programme consists of compulsory subjects, complementary subjects and elective subjects. The latter ones can be studied at all recognised Austrian and foreign universities. The combinations of subjects depend on the student’s specialisation. In the applied geophysics and petroleum geology branches as well as in petroleum geophysics there are two compulsory modules in applied geophysics and petroleum geology. In the petroleum geophysics branch there are moreover complementary subjects for those students who have a bachelor degree in a non-geosciences field and for those who have a bachelor degree in geosciences. In the raw materials and environmental geology branch there are compulsory modules on this topic, and also elective subjects amounting to four and six semester hours. Students with a bachelor degree in geosciences have to choose one 4- and one 6-hour elective subject. The six-hour elective subjects deal e.g. with mining, mining sciences, petroleum geophysics and others. Students with a bachelor degree in a non-geosciences field can only choose between the two four-hour elective subjects and they have to study a suitable complementary subject. During the master programme a subject-relevant extra-university work placement must be done. The degree programme concludes with an examination before a committee in the compulsory subject in which the master thesis was written and the defence of the master thesis and another compulsory subject of the chosen specialisation. The master thesis must be written in a compulsory subject of the specialisation.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations