Institute of Applied Geosciences

Project study

The aim of the project study is to work on a given problem according to your own time and resource planning. The examination is carried out by elaborating the results in a project report followed by a presentation in a lecture. The amount of work corresponds to about 150h (5 ECTS). Furthermore a course on the basics of project management is part of the project study.

Current offered project studies can be found on the respective pages of the different departments:


Students of the Master programme Applied Geosciences from SPO 2016 can complete a minimum of 4 weeks (full-time) professional internship as an alternative to the project study. Subsequently, a practical course report is to be prepared as an equivalent to the project study and a presentation (~20min) is to be given.

The student is responsible for the acquisition and organization of the internship place. The following requirements apply for recognition:

  1. Before starting the internship, the student will independently find a lecturer who is authorised to conduct examinations and who will confirm the geoscientific relevance of the course on the basis of a written work plan (content, time frame) agreed with the company/institution concerned and who will be responsible for grading the final report and presentation.
  2. It is obligatory to submit a certificate of internship from the internship office stating the completed internship, duration and field of activity.

A selection of companies, in which professional internships with a geoscientific background have been completed in the past, can give you the respective secretariats of the departments or the corresponding lecturers.