Post it: International Study Programme

Master's Programme
Environmental Meteorology

 Joint Study Programme of the University of Innsbruck and the University of Trient

Faculty Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0532 Earth Sciences
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code
C 066 615
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2018W)*
Admission Requirements
Admission to the joint study program is governed by the cooperation agreement between the universities of Innsbruck and Trento. Details of the admission and selection procedures are provided on this website of the University of Trento, which administers the joint program.
Details of the admission and selection procedures are provided on this website of the University of Trento, which administers the joint program:
https://international.unitn.it/environmental-meteorology/application

*Information on the Curriculum (2018W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
  available at: http://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

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.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

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


= 100%

2

GOOD:
Generally good, but with some errors

3 SATISFACTORY:
Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors

4 SUFFICIENT:
Performance meets the minimum cirteria

5 INSUFFICIENT:
Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     

Source: to be updated shortly


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).

Requirements

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:

  • 24 ECTS-Credits Fields of Mathematics and Statistics
  • 24 ECTS-Credits Fields of Theoretical and Applied Physics and Geophysics
  • 6 ECTS-Credits Fields of Chemistry
  • English at least at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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 master'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). 


The first year of the program (60 ECTS-credits) is taught at the University of Trento:

First and Second Semester »

  9 ECTS-Credits Introduction to Meteorology and Climatology
  9 ECTS-Credits Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  6 ECTS-Credits Environmental Measurements
  6 ECTS-Credits Environmental Physical Chemistry
  9 ECTS-Credits Air Pollution Modelling (Including Boundary Layer)
  6 ECTS-Credits Numerical Methods for Environmental Processes
  9 ECTS-Credits Hydrology
  6 ECTS-Credits Biosphere, Atmosphere and Climate Interactions


The recommended course sequence for the second year of the programme is:

Third and Fourth Semester »

  5 ECTS-Credits Atmospheric Radiation and Remote Sensing
  5 ECTS-Credits Atmospheric Chemistry and Biogeochemistry
  1 ECTS-Credits Atmospheric Chemistry and Biogeochemistry
  6 ECTS-Credits Dynamical and Synoptic Meteorology
  3 ECTS-Credits Reading, Writing and Presenting Scientific Content
10 ECTS-Credits Courses (Innsbruck and/or Trento) from the module:
                             Advanced Topics in Environmental Meteorology and Gender Aspects
30 ECTS-Credits Master's thesis and Master's Thesis Defense (Innsbruck or Trient)

 

Graphic chart »

MA Umweltmeteorologie_Studienverlauf_en

Qualification Profile and Skills

Graduates in Environmental Meteorology have acquired advanced knowledge and

methodological skills in the area of meteorology/atmospheric sciences in general, and in

particular aspects in relation to environmental topics (e.g., dispersion of air pollutants,

atmospheric chemistry, hydrology, agricultural and forest meteorology, energy meteorology). They are able to use their knowledge and skills to work out methodologically sound solutions, and provide guidance for society in environmental problems in the mentioned areas.

The Master in Environmental Meteorology also prepares for a further scientific career. Graduates can critically evaluate scientific and engineering approaches and advance certain areas within Environmental Meteorology.

They can communicate their knowledge and results from their work to a wide range of audiences. They can critically evaluate results of their own work and those of others in their field and have sufficient knowledge of related disciplines (e.g. chemistry, statistics) to - if necessary - call in and understand experts in these fields.

Studying at both an Austrian and Italian university in English leads to the development of a heightened sensitivity and accompanying skills to deal with cultural and socio-economic aspects of scientific or technological solutions.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are able to characterize physical and chemical processes and their interactions in the atmosphere and environment based upon a profound knowledge of theory and observational tools. They can critically evaluate the output of numerical weather prediction models and make weather forecasts. They have the skills to analyze and discuss scientific literature and to present scientific results in writing and orally.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The Master Environmental Meteorology qualifies graduates to work, for example, in the public administration (e.g., environmental office and corresponding public institutions), meteorological services, the private sector (e.g., energy demand and predictions for hydro, wind and solar power, agriculture, forestry, hydrology) and other related areas where aspects of environmental meteorology are relevant.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

  • Application for the Master's Thesis
  • Recognition of exams AND Supplementary Sheet
  • Examination Records
  • Declaration of Academic Honesty

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Georg Mayr

Dean of Studies
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Ernst Steinicke

Information for students with disabilities

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