Geophysical Institute (GPI)

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Recognition of achievements: The recognition of achievements from within or outside the higher education system can be requested from the Chair of the KIT Faculty Examination Board. Students are advised to contact the academic counseling service beforehand.

Stays abroad: KIT is a member of the Eucor network, the European Campus. This enables KIT students to participate in courses at Eucor universities without additional fees. Stays at other universities can also be realized. It is also possible to conduct individual courses abroad, such as the Master's thesis or parts of it. Further information on stays abroad can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Bernd Pilawa at the KIT Department of Phyics. A blank form for a learning agreement can be obtained from the KIT Department Examinations Board. For advice on which lectures to choose, please contact the academic counseling service Geophysics who also can arrange contacts to students who already have experience with stays abroad.

Master's thesis: The student must have successfully passed the module examinations in the subjects specialisation phase and introduction to scientific work to the extent of at least 30 graduate points in order to be admitted to the Master's thesis module. The Master's thesis is closely associated with both subjects in terms of content. They prepare the student for the task of the Master's thesis and lead him/her towards it. Master's theses can be written in all research fields of the GPI. Further information, also on registration and deadlines, can be found in the Module Handbook.

In-Situ courses: The teaching format was developed at the GPI. During In-Situ courses current geophysical questions are examined directly on site (in situ). The course consists of a preparation phase in the lecture room, in which the theoretical basics are taught. Students also become active themselves and demonstrate their acquired knowledge with short presentations. In the second part of the course, teaching units will be held on site by GPI lecturers or external specialists. In addition, the students work on exercises and give seminar talks right at the location of the research object. The In-Situ course is brought to a conclusion with a written summary or final exercise. Previous In-Situ courses for Master's students have led to Indonesia (seismology, natural hazards), to the Lipari Islands (risk assessment), to the volcanic landscapes of the Eifel and Vogelsberg, to Thuringia (induced seismicity) or to large-scale tunnel construction projects (Fildertunnel, Gotthard Base Tunnel, Karlsruhe tunnel project).