Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Energy (M.Sc.)

Geothermal Energy is an interdisciplinary and forward-looking field that deals with the use of heat and energy from the earth’s interior. Here, geothermal resources such as hot water, steam or geothermal heat are used to generate environmentally friendly energy or to heat buildings. The Geothermal Energy master’s degree program is designed to meet the needs of students who want to delve deeper into this subject and deepen their knowledge of geology, geophysics, chemistry, and engineering. Graduates have excellent career opportunities in academia, engineering, or the energy industry.

What is the degree program about?

The degree program teaches modern exploration methods for locating resources, such as seismic interpretation, tectonics, reservoir geology and modeling. In addition, the knowledge of geomechanics, rock physics, hydrochemistry, flow and heat transport modeling, production, energy and drilling technology required for sustainable and resource-conserving development and exploitation is acquired. The economic-ecological and legal framework is complemented by courses in energy economics, business administration in the context of energy, environmental and public procurement law, and citizen participation.

Further special features of the degree program are:

  • Holistic spectrum of teaching content – from the exploration and development of geothermal energy – and other geoenergy resources – to their use and storage.
  • Encourage innovative, multidisciplinary thinking and action in the exploration and use of geoenergy resources.
  • Joint degree program with the Technical University of Munich.
  • Cross-disciplinary and cross-location combination of teaching and research expertise relevant to geoenergy resources from 7 faculties.
  • Teaching content and methods are directly transferable to many other issues related to the understanding of the deep geological subsurface (e.g. gas, fluid and heat storage).

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