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RWTH Aachen University


Engineering Geohazards

Subjects: Engineering Geohazards,Geohazards,Technology

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
310 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

Society worldwide often faces the wrath of extreme natural events, leading to significant economic losses, loss of life, and threats to social structures. Predicting these events in terms of their scope, location, timing, and intensity, and mitigating their impacts, is a crucial interdisciplinary challenge at local, national, and global levels. The severity of exogenous natural events like storms, storm surges, and heavy rainfall is on the rise, while endogenous events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions continue to cause varying degrees of damage. The aftermath of these events often triggers complex chains of cascading catastrophes, such as tsunamis and mass movements, which can be equally devastating. The interdisciplinary Master's degree program in Engineering Geohazards (EGH) bridges natural sciences, engineering, and economics. Over four semesters, students gain a solid geoscientific foundation to understand the complex impacts of natural hazards and evaluate their societal consequences. A key component of this program is the responsible development and design of engineering protection measures to safeguard lives from natural disasters. Additionally, the curriculum equips students with skills for sustainable preparation and rehabilitation of habitats, balancing disaster prevention, economics, and ecology, as disaster management incurs high costs. Graduates of the EGH program

Program Information

Study Location Aachen
Start Semester Summer, Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 310 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Winter

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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IELTS No information
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English (B2)

Qualification Requirements

Bachelor of Science in geosciences, geography, environmental sciences, environmental or civil engineering with at least 180 ECTS, of which at least: 15 ECTS in mathematical, chemical and physical modules 30 ECTS in geoscientific modules and in geoscientific fieldwork Interest in nature-related and geoscientific tasks Good IT skills Good verbal English skills; the degree program is taught entirely in English Good verbal and written mode of expression

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Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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