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Affiner Bereich and ABV

Here you can find information about the main areas of study and general vocational preparation and Affiner Berech.

Affiner Bereich

In the course of the 6 semesters of study in the Bachelor's programme, a total of 5 credit points have to be earned in the affine area, and in the 4 semesters of the M.Sc. Meteorology a further 16 LP.

Students have the opportunity to choose individual modules from subjects that are not taught at the Institute of Meteorology or Space Sciences (WE3). In particular, modules from the natural sciences such as biology, chemistry, geological sciences, geographical sciences, computer science, mathematics and physics are available. Students can also choose and take courses at other universities (Technische Universität, Humboldt Universität and Universität Potsdam) which have a connection to meteorology.

Modules from other affine areas can be chosen on request. The application will be decided by the (examing board) Prüfungsausschuss.

In order to choose different Module as affine Bereiche, by using the Online Vorlesungsverzeichnis of the Freien Universität is recommended.

Topics, and their modules as affines modul can be recognised:

  • chemistry
  • Geological Sciences
  • Geographical Sciences
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • computer science

In order to choose single modules, you should use the Online Vorlesungsverzeichnis of the Freien Universität.

More courses, which as affines Module were until now approved by the examination board:

  • Machine Learning I (TU Berlin, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
  • Algorithmic Game Theory (HU Berlin, Computer Science)
  • Introduction to Materials Science (TU Berlin, Institute for Materials Science and Technology)
  • Water pollution control I (TU Berlin, Technical environmental protection) Energy Seminar (TU Berlin, Energy Technology)
  • In Shadows Under Trees - Climatic Properties of Urban Vegetation (TU Berlin, Ecology)

General Vocational Preparation (ABV)

The general vocational preparation is intended to impart special, interdisciplinary knowledge which is useful as a qualification in professional life. The ABV area comprises 30 credit points (LP) and is generally divided into an internship module (with 5, 10 or 15 LP - depending on the scope of the internship) and various ABV modules (usually with 5 LP each). An internship of 10 LP is recommended.

The internship to be completed within the scope of the ABV study area and is intended to give students an insight into possible fields of work and occupation and to confront them with the requirements of practice. It serves to check the acquired knowledge and thus has an orientation function for a target-oriented and professionally qualifying orientation of the study programme. It is possible to divide the professional internship into two different internship positions or into two time periods.

Within the framework of the ABV, it is also possible to complete a longer internship abroad to the amount of 20, 25 or 30 LPs and to complete the remaining 5 or 10 LPs in regular ABV modules. However, this must be requested separately from the examination board. In order to find a suitable internship place, it often helps to consult the mentors or the students in the Fachschaftsinitiative. The lecturers can also help with the search for internships.

The ABV modules are offered at university level and include foreign languages (especially English is recommended), information and media competence, gender and diversity competence, organisational and management competence as well as personal and social communication skills.

A choice of the ABV-Module can take place through zentrale ABV-Seite of the FU Berlin. Registration should be made through Campus Management.

Within the scope of the ABV area in the BSc. meteorology, an additional qualification of 5 LP has to be completed. Corresponding modules can be obtained in the Vorlesungsverzeichnis.

The exact scope of the internship for the ABV area, as well as further internship guidelines, are specified in the respective valid Studienordnung.