Study programs at TUBAF

Die Freiberg Geo-Faculty is divided into seven institutes: Mining, Drilling Technology and Fluid Mining, Geology, Geophysics and Geoinformatics, Geotechnics, Mine Surveying and Geodesy, and Mineralogy, and offers master's or diploma programs in Advanced Mineral Resources Development, Geoinformatics, Geophysics, Geoscience, Geoecology, Geotechnics, Mining and Geo-Energy Systems, Mine Surveying and Applied Geodesy, Geomatics for Mineral Resource Management, Groundwater Management, and Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management.

The strengths of TUBAF's master's degree program in geophysics are:

• Sound knowledge of petrophysics, potential theory, seismology, electromagnetics, and numerical mathematics, computer simulation, and the solution of inverse problems.

• Laboratory methods and the practical use of geophysical techniques to explore and characterize the subsurface.

• Underground geophysical practical at the Reiche Zeche training mine and exchanges with professionals in the field of mining.

Since the education is in the field of applied geophysics, laboratory and field practicals have high priority in addition to the teaching of numerical geophysics. The master's program is completed by a master's thesis, so that the students are well prepared on the one hand to take up professions in industry, and on the other hand to take up further doctoral studies for an academic career.


Here you can find a flyer about the geophysics and geoinformatics offers in Freiberg.


Study programs at IPGP

The IPGP is jointly responsible with the University of Paris for Master's courses in Earth and Planetary Sciences. The Master Sciences de la Terre, Planètes et Environnement (STPE) includes the courses Analytical/Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry (CGAE), Fundamentals of Remote Sensing (FRS), Environmental Engineering and Industry (GEI), Geochemistry, Geobiology, Geomaterials and Environment (3GE), Geophysics (GP), Applied Geophysics (GPA), Geology (G) International Master in Solid Earth Sciences (IMSES) and Natural Hazards (RN).


The strengths of the IPGP STPE Master are:

• The great diversity of teaching covering the modern aspects of space science, physics, chemistry, and biology in relation to geological problems.

• Training that is closely linked to operational observatories and national or international research teams. Observatory operators also participate in the master's training.


By combining the complementary courses offered at the two campuses, IPGP and TUBAF, students can leverage the respective strengths of the programs to build an educational profile that is unique in Europe and qualifies them equally for the private sector or academic research.

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