Program structure – Bachelor of Science Meteorology

The degree program Bachelor of Science Meteorology lasts six semesters (standard period of study) and is divided into two parts: the introductory study period (Grundstudium) and the advanced study period (Hauptstudium).

During the first three semesters (introductory study period), students will focus on the basics of mathematics and physics. Building on this foundation, students will attend basic courses in theoretical and experimental meteorology during the advanced study period (4th to 6th semester). This period is supplemented by a wide variety of minor subjects. In the 4th or 5th semester, students sign up for an internship/lab course in the field of meteorology. In the 5th semester, a meteorological seminar will prepare students for their upcoming Bachelor's thesis, which (like the final oral examination) is scheduled for the 6th semester.

Introductory study period

First to third semester

  • Basics of mathematics (lectures and practice classes)
  • Basics of experimental and theoretical physics, (mathematic) calculation methods (lectures and practice classes)

Advanced study period

Fourth to sixth semester

  • Acquisition of subject-specific basics and advanced knowledge in experimental and theoretical meteorology (lectures, practice classes and internships)
  • Topics: thermodynamic methods, fluid mechanics, data analysis, statistics, weather forecast as well as applied programming and numerics
  • Meteorological internship
  • Meteorological seminar, Bachelor's thesis and oral examination
You will find more information on the modules and courses in the respective examination regulations and module catalog. All documents are available in the download center.