On the structure of the studies Environmental Systems Sciences
Systems Sciences provides the scientific-theoretical prerequisites and methodological foundations for analyses of complex decisions. It examines the interrelationships and interactions in systems in order to arrive at a better understanding of their behavior. This includes the development of different models with aspects of reality. In order to work with models, formal scientific principles must be known. Therefore, mathematics, statistics and systems science are mandatory.
The Interdisciplinary Internship
Interdisciplinary Internships (IPs), which are not "only" compulsory courses, should represent the entire knowledge of the study programme. In these internships, which can be organized by the students' own commitment, the possibility to implement the acquired knowledge shall be guaranteed. In group work, a concrete, usually environmentally related problem is dealt with and a solution is worked on. In addition, the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team should be trained, since four different areas of specialization are combined in the ESS programme. Thus, on the one hand, ESS students are confronted with tasks that students of the respective specialization hardly ever come into contact with, and on the other hand, numerous new opportunities develop as a result.
The Environmental Oriented Elective Subject
The Environmental Oriented Elective Subject module is designed to provide knowledge from other disciplines relevant to the environment. It should consist of a bundle of uniform courses, which should, however, have some environmental relevance. The chosen courses should shed light on the subject matter of this subject in depth.
In principle, it is possible to choose a bundle of courses from the fields of
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Systems Sciences
- one of the ESS specializations