MSc Applied Earth Sciences
The world population is growing and so is our need for clean forms of energy, such as geothermal heat, and critical raw materials for solar panels, electronic devices, and windmills. We need to understand how climate change and other processes impacts our environment, the earth & climate system, and thus our daily lives and those of future generations.
Do you aspire to be an engineer that helps move society toward a sustainable future? Then the Applied Earth Sciences (AES) MSc programme at TU Delft is the right programme for you.
What you will learn
➨ Engineering skills to help move society toward a sustainable future.
➨ To responsibly utilise Earth's finite natural resources to provide the growing world population clean energy and the critical raw materials necessary for solar panels, electronic devices, and windmills.
➨ To develop the technical tools needed to understand, monitor, model, and predict physical processes in the earth & climate system.
➨ To observe and model physical processes related to climate change effects, natural hazards, resource extraction, and subsurface storage.
➨ International study environment, combining theory and field study.
In my opinion, the most crucial skill set is the ability to comprehend the connection between technology and the physical world. This is what drew me to this field - we translate what we observe in the real world into technology to predict future events.― Margot Ridderikhoff, Class 2022
We are literally concerned with the most important issue of all: 'keeping the world liveable.' Providing everyone with enough energy and raw materials in a sustainable way. Combating CO2 emissions, solving climate problems, contributing to electrification. You not only learn something technical and know how things are put together, but you also really contribute something, you can achieve something. You're really doing something useful.Current master student of Applied Earth Sciences
| Highlighted Student Story
Volcanic rocks solving CO2 problems
What if we could capture CO2 from the atmosphere and permanently store it under the ground in the form of solid minerals? Applied Earth Sciences student Elara Redondo Garcia didn’t think twice when she had to opportunity to go to Iceland, where they are researching CO2 mineral trapping.
MSc Applied Earth Science Disciplines
The programme has been divided into 4 disciplines. During the programme you develop in-depth knowledge in one of these disciplines and get acquainted with the others . This will enable you to master new knowledge through your professional life, either in research or in engineering applications.
Climate & Weather
Study physical phenomena and processes in the earth system varying from weather to climate time scales. You will use modelling and observational techniques to analyse and quantify these processes, and apply those techniques to monitor, understand and predict phenomena that have a strong impact on daily life (storms, rainfall and flooding, droughts and heat waves).
Our Earth is changing due to the natural geophysical processes, climate change, land use, growing population and urbanisation. In this discipline, key questions are: how to improve our understanding of the underlying processes and how to make the right decisions for the future?
With a rise in the worldwide standard of living and a growing world population, the use of the deep subsurface is becoming more intense. At the same time, society requires an accurate estimate of the risks and environmental impacts involved with subsurface engineering.
This discipline includes the environmental and societal aspects to enable the development of innovative management of geo-resources with the objective of (zero) waste extraction and mitigating associated adverse impacts.