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Earth Sciences Master Information
Major in Geology
Compulsory Module in Analytical Methods in Earth Sciences
Students need to register for 6 credits in part A, and 6 credits in part B.
Part A: Microscopy Courses
Courses for this Module take place in autumn semester.
Part B: Methods
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4038-00LAnalysis of Rock TexturesW3 credits3GK. Kunze, N. Mancktelow
Restricted Choice Modules Geology
Structural Geology
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4022-00LStructural Geology with Field CourseW+4 credits2V + 2PN. Mancktelow
651-4132-00LField Course IV: Non Alpine Field Course Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
W+3 credits6Pto be announced
651-4076-00LAnisotropical Behaviour and Rheology of Rocks
Does not take place this semester.
W3 credits2G
651-4038-00LAnalysis of Rock TexturesW3 credits3GK. Kunze, N. Mancktelow
651-4050-00LExperimental Rock Deformation Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Number of participants limited to 12.
W3 credits2G
651-4134-00LTectonic GeomorphologyW6 credits2V + 6PS. F. Gallen, V. Picotti
Sedimentology
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4150-00LSedimentary Rocks and Processes Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Number of participants limited to 26.
W+4 credits3PS. Willett
651-4002-00LStratigraphy and TimeW3 credits2GA. Gilli, P. Brack, H. Bucher, I. Hajdas, K. Hippe, A. M. Hirt, S. Ivy Ochs
651-4902-00LQuaternary Geology and Geomorphology of the AlpsW3 credits2VS. Ivy Ochs, U. H. Fischer, K. Hippe
651-4004-00LOrganic Geochemistry and the Global Carbon CycleW3 credits2GT. I. Eglinton, M. Lupker
651-4134-00LTectonic GeomorphologyW6 credits2V + 6PS. F. Gallen, V. Picotti
651-4080-00LFluvial SedimentologyW2 credits2GP. Huggenberger
101-0302-00LClays in Geotechnics: Problems and Applications
Remark: same course content as 651-4078-00L Clay Mineralogy (provided untill FS15).
W3 credits2GM. Plötze
Palaeoclimatology
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4004-00LOrganic Geochemistry and the Global Carbon CycleW+3 credits2GT. I. Eglinton, M. Lupker
651-4002-00LStratigraphy and TimeW3 credits2GA. Gilli, P. Brack, H. Bucher, I. Hajdas, K. Hippe, A. M. Hirt, S. Ivy Ochs
651-4054-00LMicropalaeontologyW3 credits2GR. Schiebel
651-4056-00LLimnogeologyW3 credits2GA. Gilli, N. Dubois, K. Kremer
651-4226-00LGeochemical and Isotopic Tracers of the Earth SystemW+3 credits2VD. Vance
Biogeochemistry
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4044-00LGeomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Information W+3 credits2GT. I. Eglinton, T. R. R. Bontognali, C. Vasconcelos
651-4044-02LGeomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Field Course Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 25.

Lectures from "Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry" and "Organic Geochemistry and Biogeochemical Cycles" are recommended but not mandatory for participation in the field course.
W2 credits4PT. I. Eglinton, D. Vance
651-4004-00LOrganic Geochemistry and the Global Carbon CycleW+3 credits2GT. I. Eglinton, M. Lupker
651-4054-00LMicropalaeontologyW3 credits2GR. Schiebel
651-4056-00LLimnogeologyW3 credits2GA. Gilli, N. Dubois, K. Kremer
651-4226-00LGeochemical and Isotopic Tracers of the Earth SystemW+3 credits2VD. Vance
Open Choice Modules
Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4902-00LQuaternary Geology and Geomorphology of the AlpsW3 credits2VS. Ivy Ochs, U. H. Fischer, K. Hippe
651-4134-00LTectonic GeomorphologyW6 credits2V + 6PS. F. Gallen, V. Picotti
651-1513-00LField Studies on High Mountain Processes (Universität Zürich)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: GEO411

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
http://www.uzh.ch/studies/application/mobilitaet_en.html
W6 credits2S + 4PUniversity lecturers
Basin Analysis
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4134-00LTectonic GeomorphologyW6 credits2V + 6PS. F. Gallen, V. Picotti
651-4002-00LStratigraphy and TimeW3 credits2GA. Gilli, P. Brack, H. Bucher, I. Hajdas, K. Hippe, A. M. Hirt, S. Ivy Ochs
651-4018-00LBorehole GeophysicsW3 credits3GV. Gischig, H. Maurer
651-4232-00LLow Temperature ThermochronologyW3 credits2GM. G. Fellin, I. Coutand, S. Willett
Geomagnetics
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4105-00LPalaeomagnetismW+3 credits2GA. M. Hirt
651-3440-02LGeomagnetismW+3 credits2GA. Jackson
Shallow Earth Geophysics
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4106-03LGeophysical Field Work and Processing: Preparation and Field WorkW+7 credits3V + 11PC. Schmelzbach, A. Geiger, S. Guillaume, H. E. Horstmeyer, H. Maurer, P. Nagy, L. Rabenstein
651-4018-00LBorehole GeophysicsW+3 credits3GV. Gischig, H. Maurer
Lithosphere Structure and Tectonics
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4012-00LCrustal SeismologyW+3 credits2GE. Kissling, T. Diehl
651-4096-00LInverse Theory for Geophysics I: BasicsW+3 credits2VH. Maurer, A. Fichtner
Earthquake Seismology
Courses take place in autumn semester.
Glaciology and Geomorphodynamics
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-1506-00LThe High-Mountain Cryosphere: Processes and Risks (University of Zurich)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: GEO856

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
http://www.uzh.ch/studies/application/mobilitaet_en.html
W3 credits2GUniversity lecturers
651-4090-00LQuantification and Modeling of the Cryosphere: Spatial and Thermal Processes (University of Zurich)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: GEO814

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
http://www.uzh.ch/studies/application/mobilitaet_en.html
W3 credits2PUniversity lecturers
651-4162-00LField Course GlaciologyW3 credits6PA. Bauder
101-0288-00LSnow and Avalanches: Processes and Risk ManagementW3 credits2GJ. Schweizer, S. L. Margreth
Palaeontology
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4054-00LMicropalaeontologyW+3 credits2GR. Schiebel
Remote Sensing
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-2332-00LSpecializing in Remote Sensing A: Seminars (University of Zurich)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: GEO441

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
http://www.uzh.ch/studies/application/mobilitaet_en.html
W6 credits1S + 2KUniversity lecturers
Modules from the Geology Major
» Choice from Geology restricted Modules
Modules from the Engineering Geology Major
» Choice from Engineering Geology Required Modules
Modules from the Geophysics Major
» Choice from Geophysics Required Modules
Modules from the Mineralogy & Geochemistry Major
» Choice from the Mineralogy & Geochemistry Restricted Choice Modules
Major in Engineering Geology
Compulsory Modules Engineering Geology
Engineering Geology Fundamentals
Courses for this Module take place in autumn semester.
Engineering Geology Methods
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4061-00LHydrogeological Field Course Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 15.

Prerequisite: Grundwasser I (102-0455-01L)
W+3 credits7PM. Klepikova, H. R. Fisch, S. G. Reinhardt
651-4064-00LEngineering Geological Field Course I (Soils) Restricted registration - show details
Only for Earth Sciences MSc and Environmental Engineering MSc.

Number of participants limited to 20.
W+3 credits6PK. Thuro, K. Leith
651-4066-00LEngineering Geological Field Course II (Rocks) Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Earth Sciences MSc.

Number of participants limited to 15.
W+3 credits6PM. Ziegler, A. Manconi
Engineering Geology Integration
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4070-00LLandslide Analysis Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 18.
W+5 credits3GS. Löw, A. Wolter
651-4072-00LEngineering Geology of Underground Excavations Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 18.
W+5 credits3GS. Löw, M. Perras
651-4276-00LAlpine Engineering Geological Excursions
Selection of Engineering Geology as MSc Major

Number of participants limited to 20.
W+1 credit2PS. Löw, A. Wolter
651-4074-00LLandfills and Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 18.
W+3 credits3GA. Gautschi, P. Huggenberger
Industrial Internship
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4071-00LIndustrial Internship Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisites: successful participation in the Compulsory Modules Fundamentals, Methods and Integration.

The Industrial Internship of the Eng Geol Major should take place in the second MSc year after consultation with Dr. Björn Oddsson. Detailed regulations of this practical are published on the Eng Geol Website.
O12 credits32PB. Oddsson
Major in Geophysics
Compulsory Modules Geophysics
Geophysical Methods I
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4096-00LInverse Theory for Geophysics I: BasicsW+3 credits2VH. Maurer, A. Fichtner
Geophysical Methods II
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4013-00LPotential Field TheoryW+3 credits2GA. Khan, A. Jackson
Restricted Choice Modules Geophysics
Seismology
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4006-00LSeismology of the Spherical EarthW+3 credits2GA. Fichtner, M. van Driel
Physics of the Earth's Interior
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4017-00LEarth's Core and the Geodynamo Information W+3 credits2GJ. A. R. Noir, A. Jackson, S. Vantieghem
651-4008-00LDynamics of the Mantle and LithosphereW+3 credits2GD. A. May
651-5104-00LDeep Electromagnetic Studies of the Earth
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Mathematical Methods (651-4130-00L) required.
W+3 credits2GA. Kuvshinov, A. Grayver
Applied Geophysics
One additional elective courses of at least 3KP has to be completed for this Module according to prior agreement with the Subject Advisor of the Geophysics Major (Autumn or Spring Semester).
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4087-00LCase Studies in Exploration and Environmental Geophysics IW+3 credits3GH. Maurer, J. Robertsson, M. Hertrich, M. O. Saar
651-4079-00LReflection Seismology ProcessingW+6 credits6GH. E. Horstmeyer, D.‑J. van Manen
» additional elective course of at least 3KP with prior approval by subject advisor
Major in Mineralogy and Geochemistry
Compulsory Module in Analytical Methods in Earth Sciences
Courses for this Module take place in autumn semester.
» Compulsory Modules for Geology and Mineralogy & Geochemistry
Restricted Choice Modules Mineralogy & Geochemistry
Mineralogy and Petrology
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4030-00LCrystalline Geology of the AlpsW3 credits2GE. Reusser
101-0302-00LClays in Geotechnics: Problems and Applications
Remark: same course content as 651-4078-00L Clay Mineralogy (provided untill FS15).
W3 credits2GM. Plötze
Petrology and Volcanology
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4032-00LVolcanologyW+3 credits2VO. Bachmann
651-4032-01LVolcanology Field Course Restricted registration - show details
Only for Earth Sciences MSc.

Number of participants limited to 20.

Prerequisite: This course can only be taken after successful completion of 651-4032-00L Volcanology.
W2 credits6PO. Bachmann
651-4036-00LField Excursion Module Mineral Resources Restricted registration - show details
Only for Earth Sciences MSc.

Number of participants limited to 20.
W3 credits6PA. Quadt Wykradt-Hüchtenbruck, T. Driesner, C. A. Heinrich
651-4026-00LApplied Mineralogy and Non-Metallic Resources II Information W3 credits2GR. Kündig, C. Bühler, B. Grobéty
651-4098-00LComputational Techniques in PetrologyW3 credits2GL. Tajcmanová
Mineral Resources
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4024-00LOre Deposits IIW3 credits2GC. A. Heinrich, T. Driesner
651-4026-00LApplied Mineralogy and Non-Metallic Resources II Information W3 credits2GR. Kündig, C. Bühler, B. Grobéty
651-4036-00LField Excursion Module Mineral Resources Restricted registration - show details
Only for Earth Sciences MSc.

Number of participants limited to 20.
W3 credits6PA. Quadt Wykradt-Hüchtenbruck, T. Driesner, C. A. Heinrich
Geochemistry
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4226-00LGeochemical and Isotopic Tracers of the Earth SystemW+3 credits2VD. Vance
651-4044-00LGeomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Information W3 credits2GT. I. Eglinton, T. R. R. Bontognali, C. Vasconcelos
651-4044-02LGeomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Field Course Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 25.

Lectures from "Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry" and "Organic Geochemistry and Biogeochemical Cycles" are recommended but not mandatory for participation in the field course.
W2 credits4PT. I. Eglinton, D. Vance
651-4004-00LOrganic Geochemistry and the Global Carbon CycleW3 credits2GT. I. Eglinton, M. Lupker
651-4228-00LTopics in Planetary Sciences Information W2 credits2GM. Schönbächler, H. Busemann, A. Khan, P. Tackley
Open Choice Modules
» Modules from the complete offerings of the Earth Science Program
» Modules from the complete offerings of the Earth Science Program
Electives
Courses can be chosen from the complete offerings of the ETH Zurich and University of Zurich (according to prior agreement with the MSc Committee).
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
» Choice of courses from the complete offerings of the Department of Earth Sciences
» Choice out of the complete offerings of the Engineering Geology Modules
» Choice out of the complete offerings of the Geology Modules
» Choice out of the complete offerings of the Geophysics Modules
» Choice out of the complete offerings of the Mineralogy & Geochemistry Modules
102-0448-00LGroundwater IIW6 credits4GM. Willmann
651-2600-01LGeography of Switzerland (University of Zurich)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: GEO126

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
http://www.uzh.ch/studies/application/mobilitaet_en.html
W3 credits2VUniversity lecturers
651-4040-00LAlpine Field Course Restricted registration - show details
Only for Earth Sciences MSc.

Number of participants limited to 25.
W4 credits4PE. Reusser, P. Brack, P. Ulmer
651-4096-02LInverse Theory for Geophysics II: Applications
Prerequisites: The successful completion of 651-4096-00L Inverse Theory for Geophysics I: Basics is mandatory.
W3 credits2GH. Maurer, C. Böhm, A. Fichtner, E. Manukyan
651-4219-00LThe Mineralogy of Steelmaking
Does not take place this semester.
W1 credit1V
651-5202-00LAnalytical Solutions for Deformation Structures
Does not take place this semester.
W1 credit2G
651-5104-00LDeep Electromagnetic Studies of the Earth
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Mathematical Methods (651-4130-00L) required.
W3 credits2GA. Kuvshinov, A. Grayver
651-1617-00LGeophysical Fluid Dynamics and Numerical Modelling Seminar Information Z Dr0 credits1SP. Tackley, T. Gerya, D. A. May
651-4044-01LGeomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Lab Practical Information Restricted registration - show details
Limited number of participants 10

Prerequisites: Excursions "Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Field Course" (651-4044-02L). The attendance of "Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry" (651-4044-00L) or "Organic Geochemistry and the Global Carbon Cycle" (651-4004-00L) is recommended but not mandatory.
W2 credits2PT. I. Eglinton, C. Vasconcelos
651-4068-00LEngineering Geology Seminar Information W2 credits2SS. Löw, M. Perras
651-1615-00LColloqium Geophysics Information W1 credit1KN. Houlié
651-4088-02LPhysical Geography II (University of Zürich)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: GEO121

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
http://www.uzh.ch/studies/application/mobilitaet_en.html
W5 credits2V + 4U + 2PUniversity lecturers
651-1180-00LResearch Seminar Structural Geology and Tectonics Information Z0 credits1SM. Frehner, N. Mancktelow
651-4082-00LFluids and Mineral DepositsW2 credits1SC. A. Heinrich, T. Driesner, A. Quadt Wykradt-Hüchtenbruck, J. P. Weis
651-4144-00LIntroduction to Finite Element Modelling in Geosciences Restricted registration - show details W2 credits3GM. Frehner, D. A. May
651-4156-00LAdvanced Numerical Techniques for Modelling of Earth SystemsW2 credits3GY. Podladchikov
651-4904-00LDigital Topography and Geomorphology Practical
Does not take place this semester.
W2 credits2G
651-4121-00LIntroduction to Carthography and Geovisualisualisation (University of Zurich)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: GEO975
Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
http://www.uzh.ch/studies/application/mobilitaet_en.html
W3 credits2GUniversity lecturers
860-0015-00LSupply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources IW3 credits2GC. A. Heinrich, L. Bretschger, F. Brugger, S. Hellweg, B. Wehrli
860-0016-00LSupply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources II Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 12.

Prerequisite:
W3 credits2UB. Wehrli, F. Brugger, C. A. Heinrich, N. Lefebvre, J. Mertens
651-2001-00LSemester Research Project Restricted registration - show details W3 credits6ALecturers
651-1091-00LColloquium Department Earth SciencesZ0 credits2KM. W. Schmidt
651-3880-00LField Trip Namibia Restricted registration - show details
Maximum 24 places, selection will be on the basis of a two paragraph justification that must be submitted before February 26, 2016 to neil.mancktelow@erdw.ethz.ch. The reports will be assessed rapidly and candidates will be notified shortly after the assessment.

Additional registration on https://www.conference.ethz.ch/erdw/
W3 credits6PT. Driesner, N. Mancktelow
Compulsory Electives in Humanities, Social and Political Sciences
» see GESS Compulsory Electives: Type A: Enhancement of Reflection Capability
» Recommended GESS compulsory elective courses (Type B) for D- ERDW
» see GESS Compulsory Electives: Language Courses ETH/UZH
MSc Project Proposal
Registration only possible with a special approval.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4060-00LMSc Project Proposal Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisite: All students writing the MSc Project Proposal must attend an introductory lecture on "Conduct as a Scientist" by Prof. Tapio Schneider held in autumn semester.

Additional registration required in the Learning Agreement Tool on http://la.erdw.ethz.ch required.

The MSc Project Proposal is only offered in autumn semester, a registration in spring semester is subject to special approval by the study director.
W10 credits21ALecturers
Master Thesis
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
651-4062-00LMaster's Thesis Restricted registration - show details
Only students who fulfill the following criteria are allowed to begin with their master thesis:
a. successful completion of the bachelor programme;
b. fulfilling of any additional requirements necessary to gain admission to the master programme;
c. have successful completed the MSc Project Proposal

Additional registration required in the Learning Agreement Tool on http://la.erdw.ethz.ch required.
O30 credits64DLecturers
Course Units for Additional Admission Requirements
The courses below are only available for MSc students with additional admission requirements.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
406-0062-AALPhysics I
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
E-5 credits11RA. Vaterlaus
406-0243-AALAnalysis I and II Information
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
E-14 credits30RM. Akveld, C. Busch
529-2001-AALChemistry I and II Information
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
E-9 credits19RW. Uhlig, H. Grützmacher
651-3001-AALDynamic Earth I and II Information
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
E-11 credits24RE. Kissling
651-3341-AALLithosphere Information
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
E-3 credits6RE. Kissling, S. Wiemer
651-3050-AALFundamentals of Geophysics
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
E-6 credits13RP. Tackley, T. Gerya
651-3070-AALFundamentals of Geology
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
E-6 credits13RS. Bernasconi, J.‑P. Burg
651-3400-AALFundamentals of Geochemistry
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
E-6 credits21RT. Driesner, O. Bachmann
651-3521-AALTectonics Information
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
E-3 credits6RT. Gerya, E. Kissling