The University of Innsbruck centrally keeps an up-to-date information page for the Masters of Atmospheric Sciences (Deutsch and English).
Phases of the Programme
Phase 1: Course Work
You find the current curriculum here:
The course work consists of
- numerical methods
- numerical modelling
- scientific programming
- scientific writing and presenting
- core subjects - all with an emphasis on mountainous regions:
- atmospheric physics and chemistry
- climate and cryosphere
- boundary layer meteorology
plus elective courses from atmospheric and cryospheric sciences and related disciplines.
Phase 2: Thesis
- Takes at least six months in case of you are working full time on the thesis
- Best to choose your topic and advisor in the semester prior to your last, especially if the topic requires obtaining data. You find a list of topics in OLAT by clicking this link. After logging in with your account details, you will be redirected to the Master thesis course page, where you will have to register before you can see the list of topics and sign up for them.
- Fill out the required form at the beginning of your thesis (http://www.uibk.ac.at/fakultaeten-servicestelle/pruefungsreferate/forms/anmeldung_da_geiwi_natwi_rewi.doc) and take a copy to the Sekretariat
- no specific layout is prescribed but you may use a LaTeX-template provided here:
- You must, however, include a sworn statement about having properly conducted your research.
Phase 3: Finishing
- Fill out the form with all your courses and take it to the Department of Examinations
- Once your advisor approved of the final version of your thesis, print and bind two copies, take them to the Prüfungsreferat, and get the forms for your final defence exam and the grading (for your advisor)
The university library gets one of the hardcopies. You take the other copy together with the grading form, which you get at the Püfungsreferat, to your advisor and ask him to please give it to the chair (Vorsitzende/n) of your defense committee once he/she is done grading.
- Upload the pdf of your thesis to the Repository of the University Library
- Your advisor will fill out the grading form
- Arrange the date of the final exam with three professors: your advisor, a second examiner and one chair of the examination committee. Have them sign the final defence form, and return it and the grading form to the Prüfungsreferat. IMPORTANT: The defence cannot be any sooner than 4 weeks after handing in your thesis. The recommended period is even longer: 8(!) weeks.
- Ask the secretaries to post details of your defence presentation on home page of the Institute and also for the reservation of either our seminar or computer room for the presentation and the Institute's conference room for the exam with your committee.
- The first part of the defence is a public presentation of your research results (about 30 minutes). Afterwards anybody in the audience may ask questions. Finally, the defence committee will examine the candidate about the broader scientific area into which the thesis is embedded– again, the public is admitted. The last part may last up to an hour.
- 707805 Ausgewählte Aspekte der Atmosphärendynamik: Numerische Methoden für Atmosphärenwissenschaften VO2
- 707806 Ausgewählte Aspekte der Atmosphärendynamik: Numerische Methoden für Atmosphärenwissenschaften UE2
We have agreements with five European universities so that you can study there for a semester and have the courses count towards our course programme in Innsbruck. More detailed information is available at the International Relations Office website.
Initially you have to be nominated by the ERASMUS departmental coordinator Prof. Georg Mayr. Your first step is to fill in the form "ERASMUS+ Nominierung".
You have to meet the application deadline in April to start the period of your ERASMUS stay in the following winter semester and the deadline in September to start ERASMUS+ stay in the following summer semester. We have exchange agreements with the universities Bergen (Norway), Berlin, Madrid and Wageningen (Netherlands, courses in English).
Any specific questions not covered here? Please contact our Associate Dean of Studies Prof. Georg Mayr