CoursesCopyright: RWTH Aachen
GGE contributes to the German language B.Sc. and M.Sc. programs “Applied Geosciences” and “Georesources Management”, as well as to the English language M.Sc. program “Applied Geophysics” which is implemented jointly with the IDEA-league partner universities TU Delft and ETH Zürich.
GGE offers courses on Physics of the Earth, Applied Geophysics, Petrophysics, Geophysical Logging and Log Interpretation and Geothermal Energy at bachelor and master level which comprise theoretical and practical education.
The bachelor and master programs “Applied Geosciences“ provide interdisciplinary training in a wide scope of geosciences. The curriculum focuses on today‘s demands specified by industry and academia, with an emphasize on securing future mineral and energy resources. The interdisciplinary B.Sc. program „Georesources Management“ provides the students with a solid basis in natural sciences but also compromises courses which cover economy, law and management aspects. Possible areas of specializatiion include subjects related to water, energy, soils, mineral resources and geohazards. Particular attention is paid to the sustainable use of Earth's resources.
The new and particularly innovative IDEA League Joint Master in Applied Geophysics established in 2006 as a joint program between the IDEA-League partners Delft Technical University (TUD), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Z), and RWTH Aachen University also enjoys increased interest from both students and industry with inscriptions rising from 6 in 2006, to 42 in 2015. Also industry (Enel, E.ON, DEA, Shell, Statoil, Wintershall) demonstrates interest by supporting the program with stipends as well as projects for master thesis topics performed in collaboration between industry and university.