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Bachelor program Geo-Technical Engineering and Applied Geology

The Bachelor program Geo-Technical Engineering and Applied Geology is a connecting link between geology and civil engineering.

• Why is the tower of Pisa crooked?

• Why an excavation does not run full of water?

• How is the beeline way to the other side of the mountain? Through the middle!

• How does a highway arise?

• How must be a dam built lest it breaks?

• Where to out the rubbish?

• “Make something new out of something old” or how is a housing estate built from a retired factory site.

Engineers of Geo-technics and Applied Geology can solve those problems.

They do not work only on theoretical questions but also practical in office, laboratory and on the ground.

Geotechnical Engineering and Applied Geology


Study counselling Sigrun Pawelczyk Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Sigrun Pawelczyk

Contact details
Study consultant for geotechnics and applied geology
Technische Hochschule
Georg Agricola
Herner Straße 45

Phone: (0234) 968 3228
Fax: (0234) 968 3237
E-mail: sigrun.pawelczyk(at) thga.de
Building 2, Room 305
More (german)
More information

Application process

Final degree

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Study duration

  • 6 semesters

Application deadlines:
•    For the winter semester 15th July 
•    For the summer semester 15th January


International applicants must present transcript and other documents that prove that they are entitled to attend a university in their home country, and that this entitlement is equivalent to the German Fachhochschulreife. Alternatively, they can preent (a) documents that show that they have passed the tests granting them the Fachhochschulreife, or (b) foreign documents recognized by the Ministry of Education that show they have obtained the Fachhochschulreife or the allgemeine Hochschulreife.

Chinese applicants are also required to present the certificate granted by the Academic Testing Center (Akademische Prüfstelle - APS) of the German Embassy in Beijing.

Moroccan applicants must attend a one-year college preparatory program (Studienkolleg). Alternatively, they can present a general or technical baccalaurèat along with documents showing that they successfully completed one year of studies in Morocco in a degree program similar of the one they are applying for.

International students must also present proof that their German language skills are adequate (DSH test, TestDaF).