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Study Procedure Bachelor Meteorology

Curriculum Bachelor meteorology (standard period of study 6 semesters)

Fig .: Curriculum of the Bachelor program (as of August 2018)
Abbreviations: LP = credit point, V: lecture, T: exercise, S: seminar, information in semester hours per week.


Information on the subject areas of the bachelor's program:

The bachelor's program is divided into 8 subjects, which in turn can be subdivided into 4 general topics:

  • Meteorology,
  • Physics,
  • Mathematic and Computer Science and
  • Interdisciplinary Qualifications.

The subjects are in turn subdivided into modules that consist of several courses (a detailed description of the modules and events can be found in the module manual Bachelor Meteorology and Physics):

  1. Meteorology
    • Fundamentals of Meteorology
      The focus is on the acquisition of the physical fundamentals of meteorology and climatology as well as a fundamental understanding of the relevant physical and chemical processes taking place in the atmosphere, the Earth's climate system and the essential elements of the weather.
    • Theoretical meteorology:
      The students acquire knowledge about hydro- and thermodynamic processes in the atmosphere on the basis of physical laws as well as related mathematical solutions. In addition, they will learn theoretical models for the description of atmospheric phenomena and radiation processes in the atmosphere.
    • Applied Meteorology:
      Both practical and theoretical fundamentals for the application of different meteorological measuring methods as well as the evaluation of measured data will be tested. The physical analysis, diagnosis and prognosis of current weather events will be mediated by theory and a weekly analysis and discussion of the current weather. The lectures on numerical methods, which are developed in different programming languages, and statistics provide the basis for working with numerical models.
    • Bachelor thesis:
      In the bachelor thesis, each student is confronted with a current research topic and independently develops results, which are compiled and presented in a scientific paper.
  2. Physics
    • Experimental Physics:
      Here students acquire knowledge about the experimental basics and the mathematical description of classical mechanics, hydromechanics, special relativity, classical electrodynamics, optics and classical thermodynamics. During the internship, students perform physical measurements and experimental setups in the fields of optics, electrodynamics and electronics.
    • Theoretical and Modern Physics:
      In classical theoretical physics, students acquire basic mathematical knowledge and skills, using simple mechanical problems as an example, the treatment of the analytical mechanics of point masses, rigid bodies, and the continuum at the center. In the lecture on modern physics, the students will learn the following topics: Special Theory of Relativity, Quantum Physics, Atomic Physics, Solid State Physics and Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics.
  3. Mathematics and Computer Science
    • Higher mathematics:
      The students acquire knowledge in the areas of analysis, vector analysis and linear algebra as well as function theory, differential equations and integral transformations.
    • Programming and computer usage:
      Basic knowledge of a programming language, currently C ++, and the learning of independent program development are in the focus of this event.
  4. Interdisciplinary qualifications: Soft skills (for example, academic writing / presentation, language courses or work techniques)