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Groundwater Management

Study concept

Building on a Bachelor's degree in geosciences, the aim of the Master's degree programme is to train scientists who are able to answer questions relating to groundwater protection, groundwater management and the remediation of groundwater resources (especially mining water) from a geoscientific perspective. However, knowledge of the business side and questions of environmental law and the general management of georesources must also be taken into account. Our students are trained to become versatile and co-operative specialists. They are also able to manage projects independently and take on management responsibility.

In the Master's degree programme, our students learn to apply their knowledge and skills independently and as part of a team to solve professional tasks with a responsible, holistic view. The promotion and further development of communication and personality traits as well as leadership skills also play an important role here.

The aim is to enable students to work independently on hydrogeological and hydrogeochemical issues in science and practice. This also includes water chemistry issues (field and laboratory methods) as well as the numerical modelling of flow, transport and chemical reactions in aquatic systems.
Students also learn to solve business and environmental law issues in connection with questions of balancing the interests of resource conflicts and the evaluation of resources using modern methods. This should, for example, enable them to independently write and evaluate environmental impact studies.


Faculty of Geosciences, Geoengineering and Mining (Faculty 3)
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study
4 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Admission requirement
  • Bachelor's degree in geosciences or equivalent degree (a first professionally qualifying university degree of at least six semesters at a university in a degree programme in the fields of
    geosciences or geoengineering or other related fields). 
  • Qualification assessment procedure

Language skills:

  • TOEFL 90 points, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent language tests

Excluding foreign applicants whose national language is English.

Course language
Professional advice
Prof Dr. C. Drebenstedt
Opencast mining technology centre
Gustav-Zeuner-Str. 1a
Carsten.Drebenstedt [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 3 (Geosciences, Geotechnics and Mining)
Gustav-Zeuner-Str. 12
fsr3 [at]
Job opportunities

Hydrogeology, groundwater chemistry, mining water, management

Why study Groundwater Management at TUBAF?

  • Acquisition of knowledge and skills for the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly methods of water bodies in mining and mining rehabilitation as well as hydrogeology
  • Teaching of business management and intercultural skills
  • Interdisciplinary and practice-oriented training
  • Small study groups with short communication channels