Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Regular program length: 6 semester (full-time program)

Credit points (ECTS): 180 credit points

Language of instruction: German

Limited capacity:
First semester: no
Higher semester: no
Application possible for:
First semester: winter term
Higher semester: winter and summer term
Application deadline:
German and EU nationals
First semester: September 15
Higher semester: September 15 for winter term, March 15 for summer term
Non-EU nationals
First semester: July 15
Higher semester: July 15 for winter term, January 15 for summer term

Degree and duration

Regular program length of 3 years leading to a "Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)" degree; 180 credit points (corresponding to the Europen Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ETCS) must be completed. Individual program length may differ from normal program length.

Studienaufbau

Der Bachelorstudiengang gliedert sich in die Fächer:

  • Geophysik und Geowissenschaften (67 LP)
  • Klassische Experimentalphysik (24 LP)
  • Klassische Theoretische Physik (20 LP)
  • Moderne Experimentalphysik für Geophysiker (8 LP)
  • Programmieren (6 LP)
  • Höhere Mathematik (24 LP)

Zusätzlich wählst du ab dem vierten Semester eines der folgenden Schwerpunktfächer (à 12 LP) und erhältst dadurch die Möglichkeit einer ersten berufsbezogenen Profilbildung:

  • Geowissenschaften
  • Physikalische Geodäsie und Satellitengeodäsie
  • Geoinformatik
  • Ingenieur- und Hydrogeologie

Weiterhin sind im Wahlpflichtbereich Lehrveranstaltungen im Umfang von mindestens 13 LP aus den folgenden Disziplinen zu belegen:

  • Physik
  • Angewandte Geowissenschaften
  • Geodäsie und Geoinformatik
  • Meteorologie
  • Bauingenieurwesen
  • Informatik
  • Fremdsprachen

Teil des Studiums ist außerdem der Erwerb von überfachlichen Qualifikationen im Umfang von 6 LP. Verpflichtend belegst du dabei das Modul Computergestützte Datenauswertung (2 LP) und kannst für die übrigen LP Lehrveranstaltungen aus den Bereichen Wissenschaftliches Englisch, Patentrecht, Projektmanagement, Tutorenprogramme, Wissenschaftliches Schreiben oder Wissenschaft in der Öffentlichkeit wählen.

Zum Abschluss deines Bachelorstudiums fertigst du eine Bachelorarbeit an, für die dir drei Monate Bearbeitungszeit zur Verfügung stehen.

Praktikum

Ein mindestens dreiwöchiges Berufspraktikum (8 LP), welches dir Einblicke in die Arbeitsfelder von Geophysikerinnen und Geophysikern in der Industrie, in Behörden und Ingenieurbüros bietet, komplettiert den Pflichtbestandteil deines Studiums.

The Bachelor's program is to impart scientific fundamentals and methodological skills relating to the subject of geophysics. Studies are aimed at acquiring the qualification to successfully pass a Master's program and to be able to apply the knowledge obtained in the related vocational fields.

Graduates of the Bachelor's program of geophysics know the fundamental scientific basics of general and applied geophysics, classical experimental and theoretical physics, and higher mathematics. They have basic knowledge of programming techniques and computer use and possess basic scientific knowledge of neighboring geoscientific disciplines. They understand geoscientific relationships even beyond the subject of geophysics and can discuss and explain them.

Based on the knowledge obtained, they are able to correctly classify facts and topics and they have the practical capability of solving simple problems of geophysics, experimental physics, mathematics, or neighboring geoscientific disciplines.

Moreover, graduates are capable of applying basic geophysical and physical measurement processes and making statistically relevant error assessments. Based on empirical studies, they are able to derive relationships from the measured data, formulate models, derive prognoses, and check them in detail for verification or falsification. Graduates can apply geophysics knowledge to research-relevant problems and are capable of analyzing and solving technical problems with the help of the methods of the discipline and with the pertinent software (programs) and hardware (computers). Based on the knowledge acquired, they can correctly classify facts and topics.

Furthermore, graduates have basic cultural competence to clearly summarize scientific findings and research results both orally and in writing and to master didactically appropriate presentation techniques. They can work in a self-organized way and possess extensive communicative and organizational skills.

Excerpt from the diploma supplement of the study program

Berufsperspektiven eröffnen sich dir mit dem Bachelorabschluss in Geophysik in der universitären wie außeruniversitären Forschung, Entwicklung und Anwendung, z.B. im Bereich der Rohstofferschließung (Erdwärme, Minerale), im Bereich des Umweltmanagements (Schadstoffdetektion, Deponieuntersuchungen, hydrogeologische Arbeiten), bei Bauvorhaben (Untergrunduntersuchungen für Tunnel, Dämme, Hochbauten, etc.) oder bei der Überwachung von Naturgefahren (Erdbeben, Vulkane) sowie im Bereich der Erkundung des Erdinnern von der Kruste bis zum Kern.

  • Verankerung des Studiengangs am Geophysikalischen Institut der KIT-Fakultät für Physik
  • starke physikalisch-mathematische Ausrichtung des Studiengangs
  • In-Situ-Veranstaltungen: Feldexperimente, Gelände-übungen und Exkursionen
  • integriertes Berufspraktikum (240 h)
  • Brückenkurse und semesterbegleitende Kurse am MINT-Kolleg
  • Programm Studienmodelle individueller Geschwindigkeit
  • Studienmodell Langsamer Studieren – Bachelor-abschluss Geophysik nach sieben oder acht Semestern ohne Anrechnung auf Regelstudienzeit
  • Studienmodell Intensiver Studieren – Parallelstudium: Bachelorabschluss Geophysik und Physik
  • konsekutiver englischsprachiger Masterstudiengang

German applicants and those with German-equivalent applicant status

Germans, EU nationals, and non-EU nationals with a German university entrance qualification are eligible to study at KIT if they have one of the following qualifications:

  1. General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  2. (relevant) Fachgebundene Hochschulreife (subject-linked university entrance qualification, not Fachhochschulreife / university of applied sciences entrace qualification)
  3. Delta examination of the University of Mannheim (for holders of a Fachhochschulreife)
  4. a recognized diploma of advanced vocational training (e.g. technician, Meister diploma for craftsman) or an aptitude test for vocationally qualified persons

For additional possibilities, see §58 of the Landeshochschulgesetz (State Higher Education Act).

Furthermore, prerequisite for enrollment is the participation in a study orientation test (e.g. at www.was-studiere-ich.de) or a study orientation counseling, e.g. by the Zentrale Studienberatung (student advisory services) at KIT, according to §60 Landeshochschulgesetz (State Higher Education Act).

German citizens with foreign school-leaving qualifications must have the equivalence of their qualification with the German Abitur certified by the responsible Regierungspraesidium (regional authority).

Foreign nationals (non-EU)

In Germany, the school leaving certificate of institutions in certain countries is accepted as direct means to enter university. In order to start your bachelor's studies in Germany, a university entrange test and / or one completed year of education at an institute of higher education and / or the "Feststellungsprüfung" (test of aptitude of foreign applicants for studies at universities in Germany) needs to be demonstrated in addition in most cases. You can find country-specific regulations in the "Zulassungsdatenbank des DAAD" (database on adimission requirements of the German Academy Exchange Service) or in the Anabin database (database of the "Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen", only available in German). If you have further questions, please contact the International Students Office.

Knowledge of the German language for foreign nationals

In order to be accepted into a study program taught in German, foreign nationals need to demonstrate knowledge of the German language. For your application, you need to demonstrate knowledge of level B1. All such certificates are accepted, even a certificate of attendance of a B1 course. During the enrollment process, you need to submit a DSH2 certificate or an accepted equivalent thereof. If you have further questions, please contact the International Students Office.

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Prepatory courses at KIT: The MINT-Kolleg offers prospective and first-year students support in natural science and technical subjects (STEM).

In addition, the KIT-Departments offer special preliminary courses before the start of the semester program during the "O-Phase" (orientation week).

The KIT offers support for all first-year students in order to have a successful start of their studies. Numerous orientation events and mentoring programs at the KIT-Departments help students to make friends, orientate themselves and find support where needed. The central online portalstudienstart.kit.edu is a first guide to all important offers, brings together all relevant information and contains helpful hints for a successful start of your studies:

  • advisory centers
  • mentoring programs
  • info sessions
  • workshops
  • extensive online information
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