Department of Hydrogeology

Profile Hydro- and Engineering Geology

Within the master's programme Applied Geosciences the profile Hydro- and Engineering Geology can be selected. This profile includes the following obligatory combination of subjects:

1. geoscientific core competences

All of the following modules from the geoscientific core competencies:


  • Methods and applications
  • Karst and isotopes

Engineering geology:

  • Laboratory and field methods
  • Mass movements and modelling

Project study or professional internship in hydro- or engineering geology.

2. earth science specialisations

All of the following modules from the geoscientific specialisations:


  • Groundwater modelling
  • Field and laboratory methods

3. subject related additions

Module(s) from the subject-related supplements (only 10 LPs possible):

  • Water chemistry and water technology
  • Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling
  • Environmental geotechnics
  • Geotechnical engineering (fundamentals of soil mechanics and fundamentals of foundation engineering)
  • Groundwater and dam construction
  • earthwork and foundation engineering
  • or one of the other modules from the geoscientific specialisations
  • or another module related to Hydro- and Engineering Geology after prior approval by the examination board

4th master thesis

Master thesis in hydro- or engineering geology

The regular study and examination regulations apply. Confirmation of successful participation in the Hydro- and Engineering Geology profile is issued by the examination board at the request of the student after completion of the course of study.

Exemplary course of studies of the profile hydro- and engineering geology

An example of a course of study starting in the winter semester could be as follows: