Master's Programme Atmosphere Sciences

Curriculum (2007W)

As of winter semester 2015/2016 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. For information on the succeeding master’s programme please consult this page »

Master of Science

4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study

Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent

Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences

Level of qualification
Master (Second Cycle)

Study code
UC 066 614

* Information on the Curriculum (2007W)


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme will be assessed:

  • 10 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Mathematics
  •   4 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Physics
  •   2 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Weather Analysis and Forecasting

In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required. These examinations must be completed during the master degree programme.

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Remote Sensing
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module - Intensification

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Boundary Layer and Radiation
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Mathematical Methods in Physics
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Ice and Climate
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Basic Concepts of Scientific Research

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Mountain Meteorology
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Synoptic Meteorology
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module - Intensification

27.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defence

Recommended course sequence for Master's Programme in Atmospheric Sciences

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

 Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 33.3= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 32.6
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 21.0
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum cirteria 13.1
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

Source: Academic year 2016/2017

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

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