Institute of Applied Geosciences

Applied Geosciences Master

We welcome you to our 2-year MSc program Applied Geosciences at KIT. Since the foundation of the Karlsruhe Polytechnic in 1825, the Applied Geosciences have continuously contributed to the further development of KIT in research and teaching. At Germany's oldest Technical University, we are concerned with the sustainable use of georesources on and underground.

Our applied study program, integrated into the engineering faculty of Construction-Geo-Environment, deals with the sustainable use of the environment, on and underground. In our Master's program you will acquire competences in one of three profiles according to your interests.

Degree Master of Science
Standard study period 4 Semester (2 years, 120 ECTS)
MSc profiles
Language skills
Definition of B2
  • A German high school diploma 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)

englischsprachig:  MHB WS20/21 EN,MHB SS20 EN

Exam-ination regu-lations (SPO) SPO2016
Archive older MHBs and SPOs

You at KIT!

Whether renewable energies, climate protection, water or raw materials for batteries and solar systems - are you interested in the sustainable use of resources? We at the KIT University of Excellence are one of the few applied institutes in Germany that occupy top positions in international rankings. Here you receive an excellent education and get to know your lecturers personally at one of the largest technical research institutions in Europe thanks to small groups. Karlsruhe, one of the sunniest cities in southwestern Germany, offers you a high quality of life in one of the economically strongest regions of Europe. Together we develop sustainable solutions for global challenges!

Our Profiles in the Master Applied Geosciences @KIT

Our MSc program in Applied Geosciences has three different profiles: Energy, Resources & Storage (ERS), Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology (HYDRO-ING) and Mineralogy & Geochemistry (MiG). The MSc program in the profile ERS can be studied completely in English.

Our students on excursion in Iceland.

We teach what we research and research what we teach: In geoenergy for the production of geothermal energy, fossil and chemical energy sources such as hydrogen for the expansion of climate-friendly energies, in raw materials to increase the security of supply and transparency of raw materials (metals, minerals and water) for the expansion of renewable energies, battery storage and industrial products, in large infrastructures such as geo-storage facilities for heat, cold, chemical energy sources, hydropower, greenhouse gases (CCS), repositories, in groundwater for sustainable management, in foundation engineering for a safe foundation soil.

AGW-Professoren 2019

Our professors.

Your future begins with us.

Your commitment and our practical orientation will qualify you for jobs in industry, the service sector, public administration, and for an academic career (doctorate). The KIT University of Excellence, the excellent research infrastructure in the Helmholtz Association, and our integration into the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences enable you to shape your future.


Program start

Examination regulations (SPO)

Module handbook

from WS 2016/2017

SPO 2016

Module handbook
(WS 20/21)

Further documents on older study and examination regulations as well as study plans and module manuals can be found in the archive.


Key qualifications

In addition to teaching technical qualifications, KIT attaches importance to interdisciplinary qualifications (key qualifications). These include, for example, languages, scientific work and writing, presentation, time management, or teamwork.

For Master's students starting their studies in winter semester 2016/17, the key qualifications that have been added up to that point are not required. In the future, these will be provided integratively (i.e. as part of the subject modules). However, it will still be possible to acquire additional benefits of max. 30 ETCS points. For further details see SPO 2016.