GEG Courses

GEG Courses


651-3508-00L Hydrogeologie (BSc)

The course offers an introduction to Hydrogeology:

  • Why is groundwater so important to us?
  • How does one extract groundwater?
  • How can the distribution and movement of groundwater be characterised?

651-3581-00L Geophysical Field Lab (BSc)

The geophysical field lab is a hands-on introduction into several methods of geophysical prospecting.
During the field lab eight techniques are explored in half-day field experiments: Active Seismic, seismic noise measurements, gravimetrie, geomagnetics, geoelectrics, GPR, EM and geothermal measurements.

651-4180-03L Integrated Earth Systems III (BSc)

The course Integrated Earth Systems III addresses geological resources (georesources) from an integrative perspective. The course covers three interacting focus themes:

  • non-metallic mineral resources (aggregates, cement raw materials, hydrocarbons)
  • geothermal resources (geothermal energy)
  • metallic mineral resources (ores)

651-4087-00L Case Studies in Exploration and Environmental Geophysics (MSc)

This course focuses on benefits and limitations of geophysical methods applied to problems of high societal relevance. It is demonstrated, how seismics, ground-penetrating-radar and other electromagnetic methods can be employed in geothermics, the cryosphere, hydrocarbon exploration, natural hazard assessments and radioactive waste disposal problems.

651-4109-00L Geothermal Energy (MSc)

The course will introduce students to the general principles of Geothermics and is suitable for students who have a basic knowledge of Geoscience or Environmental Science (equivalent of a Bachelor degree).

651-4240-00L Geofluids (MSc)

This course presents advanced topics of single/multiphase fluid flow, heat transfer, reactive transport, and geochemical reactions in the subsurface. Emphasis is on the understanding of the underlying governing equations of each physical and chemical process, and their relevance to applications, e.g., groundwater management, geothermal energy, CO2 storage, waste disposal, and oil/gas production.


651-4023-00L Groundwater (MSc)

The course provides an introduction into quantitative analysis of groundwater flow and solute transport. It is focussed on understanding, formulating, and solving groundwater flow and solute transport problems.

651-0032-00L Geology und Petrography (BSc)

This course gives an overview of the basic concepts of geology and petrography and shows some links to the application of these concepts.

651-3543-00L Geophysik I (BSc)

The course provides general knowledge in seismology.

651-3507-00L Introduction to Oceanography and Hydrogeology (BSc)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to hydrogeology and oceanography for all Earth Science students at ETH. It provides an overview of the physical controls on water flow in streams, aquifers, and the oceans. It also deals with the basics of groundwater chemistry, biogeochemical cycling in the oceans, the role of the oceans as carbon reservoirs and their dynamic redox state.