MSc Profile ERS "Sustainable Energy, Raw Materials & Storage"


Our Applied Geosciences MSc profile ERS provides an understanding on Sustainable Energy, Raw Materials and Storage.

Sustainable Energy, Raw Materials and Storage is required for modern life and development. Therefore, our graduates are able to

  • analyze and evaluate the Earth system in order to provide sustainble supply of energy and raw materials,
  • develop sustainable solutions for the energy transition, future raw material suppply and critical storage infrastructure,
  • perform in an international and interdisciplinary environment.

The language of instruction in ERS is English

  • Applied geology

  • Geothermal energy

  • Environmentally friendly mining of mineral and metallic raw materials

  • Hydrogen and natural gas

  • Underground storage of renewable energy and long-term storage

  • Advanced analytical facilities & numerical modeling


Our graduates continue their career in national and international companies and institutions of

  • exploration and production

  • underground storage

  • environmental protection

  • civil engineering and tunnel construction

  • research

Thriving student activities at KIT is driven by our  SPE student chapter focusing on energy and storage, and our Black Forest-Alpine SGA student chapter, focusing on raw materials. Movies of our students are presented on Facebook and YouTube.

The ERS profile is closely linked to our KIT research in the Helmholtz program for GeoEnergy and Storage, and the national ThinkTank Industrial Resources Strategies on raw materials supply. Helmholtz's geothermal energy program strives for internationally visible large scale infrastructures. The institute hosts the State's Research Unit on Geothermics evaluating wells and well logging tools. It offers world-class analytical facilities, such as geochemical and petrophysical laboratories, and IT infrastructure.

The 2-year MSc profile, in English, includes courses, practicals and field trips. Various courses can be chosen from our comprehensive program following your own interests.

KIT is among the oldest Universities of Technology, founded in 1825. The mid-size town is located in Germany's industrial and high-tech region, only one hour from the international hub in Frankfurt. It is one of the warmest and sunniest cities in Germany, making warm summer evenings in the historical park area around the castle an enjoyable student experience.

Further information about the variety of modules in each category can be found on the tabs below. We welcome you to our English Master's profile  ERS @KIT on the topics of Sustainable Energy, Raw Materials and Storage:

Degree Master of Science
Standard study period
  • 4 Semester (2 years, 120 ECTS)
MSc profile name
Study program
  • 20 CP Compulsory Modules
  • 50 CP Elective Modules
  • 20 CP Additional Modules
  • 30 CP Master thesis (4th semester / 2nd year)
Language of instruction is English
  • Entry English B2 proficiency (German high school diploma (Abitur) level)
What is a B2 English proficiency?

  • A German high school diploma (Abitur) with a basic course in English, or
  • Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with at least 90 points in the internet-based test or
  • IELTS with an overall score of at least 6.5 and no Section under 5.5 or
  • University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or
  • University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • UNIcert at least level II.
  • See also statutes for access to the MSc AGW

Module handbook (MHB)

MHB WS22/23

Examination regulations (SPO)
Archive older MHBs and SPOs