Studies

The professorship for Applied Geology offers lectures in the study paths B.Sc and M.Sc. Geosciences, B.Sc. and M.Sc. Biogeosciences, BA supplementary courses in Geology as well as supplementary lectures in other fields of study, e.g. B.Sc. and M.Sc. Geography, B.Sc. Material Sciences, M.Sc. Environmental Chemistry.

In cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences, EAH, lectures of the B.Sc. program Geosciences/Biogeosciences are offerd also for students of EAH and vice versa, see under the menu item "Studying at the EAH". In addition, special lectures embedded in postgraduate school programs of the FSU are provided.

Lectures comprise the domains of geology of raw materials (energy resources, industrial rocks and minerals, metals, well site geology, including environmental impacts of raw material exploitation), hydrogeology (pumping test, hydrochemistry, isotopes in hydrochemistry, water analytics, prospection for groundwater), engineering geology, remote sensing and GIS, Bio-Geo-Interactions and rock-water-interactions.

In practical courses the knowledge is applicated to real problems in geosciences, e.g., well log interpretation, evaluation of pumping tests, lab analysis of rock mechanics, water sampling and analysis. In field courses aspects of professional experience are highlighted by visits of producing enterprises, open mines, potable water suppliers, waste disposals, labs, specific mapping and internships.

Most important is an integrating approach for the biogeoscientific field course, where a local geoscientific situation is investigated using ca. five field and lab methods. In groups of only a few students, advised by a lecturer, measuring, documentation, interpretation, discussion and presentation of results as well as logistical planning of future field work are trained. This experience is especially valuable for the field work during a master thesis.

On the one hand, our aim is the mediation of experience for the future job, be it in an engineering office, a mining company, potable water producing enterprise, monitoring companies, remediation activities of abandoned waste dumps, in environmental departments of municipal, federal and national administration, as well as in scientific institutions. On the other hand, the personal evolution shall form a reliable base for a future PhD study, in geosciences or biogeosciences.

Applied Geology
Institute of Earth Sciences
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Burgweg 11
07737 Jena