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Program Structure

The bachelor's program encompasses 180 credit points (abbr. LP) and conveys basic knowledge of the subject and related methods of Meteorology. The program subdivides into modules of the core subject including the bachelor's thesis with accompanying colloquium (145 LP), modules of affine areas of study (5 LP) and modules of the General Professional Skills Courses including professional practical training (30 LP).

I. Core subject (145 LP)

The core subject subdivides into the following four areas of study and the Bachelor's thesis:

1. „Synoptic meteorolgy/Climatology“ (40 LP)

2. „Physics/Dynamics“ (53 LP)

3. „Mathematics“ (24 LP)

4. „Statistics/Programming“ (16 LP)

   The individual modules of the areas of study and module sequences are listed

    in the current Study and Examination Regulations of 2012 here (in German only).

In the first three semesters the focus of studying lies on physics and mathematics. Here an analytical and methodological basis for the quantitative analysis and prediction of different atmospheric processes and their interdependencies with other components of the terrestrial system is established which will be learned in the following semesters. Then, in addition and embedded in the General Professional Skills courses, the professional practical training and subject-related additional qualifications will be completed.

5. Bachelorarbeit (12 LP)

By submitting their Bachelor's thesis as conclusion to their studies students demonstrate that they can apply the competencies and experiences obtained during their course of study within an indicated period of time. In order to demonstrate their ability to do so they work on a selected problem in the field of Meteorology autonomously - but under supervision - according to scholarly methods and standards and present their findings in an appropriate manner.

II. Affine areas of study (5 LP)

The affine areas of study broaden students' scientific spectre.

   The individual modules of this area of study are listed in the current

   Study and Examination Regulations of 2012 here (in German only) 

III. General professional skills courses (abbr. ABV) (30 LP)

This area of study contains the following parts:

·         professional practical training

·         modules out of six spheres of competence

   General information about ABV in Bachelor study programs at Free University Berlin

   here (in English).

This area provides a broadened scientific education beyond students' respective fields of study and offers to teach skills both vital to occupational and to scholarly advancement. Furthermore it offers a chance to apply already apprehended knowledge in an environment related to professional activity.

Study and examination regulations, study plans

Contents and qualificational goals of individual modules are regulated in the study and examination regulations.

The Bachelor program's structure is illustrated additionally by the exemplary study plans.

   Both are to be found here (in German only).