Minor Subjects and Compulsory Elective Modules



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In the geography degree programmes, minor subjects and compulsory elective modules must be studied in addition to compulsory modules. Subsidiary subjects and compulsory elective modules are usually not geographical courses.

These are courses offered by other faculties of RWTH Aachen University, such as architecture with urban planning, which expand your knowledge in an interdisciplinary way.

A minor subject usually consists of 3 modules of 10 credit points each = 30 credit points.

A compulsory elective module usually consists of

B.Sc. 1 module à 10 CPs
M.Sc. 2 modules à 8 CPs.

It is recommended to start studying a minor subject/ elective module in the Bachelor's degree from the 3rd semester. In the Master's programme, a choice is already recommended in the 1st semester.

The current offer and a detailed description of the minor subjects and compulsory elective modules of the non-geographical subjects can be found in the module catalogue.

Other minor subjects and elective modules can be approved upon request. The examination board is responsible for approving an extracurricular minor subject.

Examples of subsidiary subjects and elective modules:

  • Waste Management and Environmental Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Geodesy
  • Georisics (beginning in winter semester with "Introduction to Georisics")
  • Geosciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Computer Science (participation in the preliminary course in Computer Science before the respective
    winter semester is strongly recommended)
  • Mathematics
  • Resource Management
  • Urban Water Management I (it is recommended in the B.Sc. to start with this minor subject in the summer
    semester in the 2nd semester)
  • Transport and Spatial Planning I
  • Urban Planning
  • Economics and Economic History