Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Management – MSc TropHEE

The study programme aims at the deepening and diversification of the knowledge, abilities, and competences in Applied Geosciences with a distinct focus on Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering, in the frame of international development cooperation.

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24 months

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Location Darmstadt is located 30 km south of Frankfurt/Main and 60 km north of Heidelberg in the centre of one of Europe’s most industrious and flourishing areas. In 1997, the city’s name was officially changed to Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt (Darmstadt – City of Science) in appreciation of the city’s excellent reputation as the home of public and private scientific institutions, research-oriented industries and three institutions of higher education.

The university offers a wide range of subjects. Close cooperation between science and the economy is an indispensable prerequisite for success. For this reason students are encouraged to learn how to put scientific ideas and principles into effect. Research projects are initiated and financed to a large extent by industrial and commercial companies. More than 14 per cent of the approximately 16,000 students are foreigners, much higher than the German university average of 8 per cent.

Course focus The study programme aims at the deepening and diversification of the knowledge, abilities, and competences in Applied Geosciences with a distinct focus on Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering, in the frame of international development cooperation.

The programme includes basic subjects which are elective depending on previous (undergraduate) studies: Geological Methods and Quaternary Geology; Practical Mineralogy and Petrology, including Clay Mineralogy; Hydrogeology, including fieldwork; Geology of Raw Materials and Geo-Resources and Geo-Hazards; Geo-Information Systems (GIS).

Specialisation modules include Hydrogeochemistry; Soil and Unsaturated Zone; Aquifer Sedimentology; Hydrogeology of Semiarid Areas; Geophysical Methods; Isotope and Tracer Techniques; Groundwater Modelling; Remote Sensing and Statistics; Hydrogeological Methods; Hydraulic Engineering; Water Management; Geo-Environmental Engineering.

Target group Geoscientists, such as geologists, geoecologists, geophysicists, mineralogists, geographers, soil scientists and civil engineers who need to acquire additional skills in hydrology, engineering geology and/or environmental management of tropical and subtropical regions.
Course language English
Entry requirements Adequate English ability (TOEFL 570, CBTOEFL 230, IELTS 6.5, UCLES CAE pass, UNICERT III), not required, if B.Sc. was in English. DAAD scholarship applicants need two years of practical experience.
Degree Awarded Master of Science (TropHEE)
Course Begins Every year in October
Course Duration Two years
Course Structure Tropical Hydrogeology_modulhandbuch
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Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme A German language course is not required; however, students are encouraged to attend German courses offered by the university.

Four weeks for scholarship holders.

Institute of Applied Geosciences
Dr. Silvia Faßbender
Schnittspahnstrasse 9
D-64287 Darmstadt
Phone: +49 (0)6151 / 16-23625
Fax: +49 (0)6151 / 16-23601