Meteorology (Bachelor)

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The bachelor's programme in Meteorology at the University of Vienna aims to equip students with academic core competences in the field of meteorology and the ability to apply them in the solution of practical problems. Meteorology is a scientific discipline exploring the past, present and future state of the atmosphere and the climate system as well as the processes involved, based on laws of physics and by means of mathematical methods.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 604

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor's programme in Meteorology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) and compulsory modules on the fields of physics, computer science, meteorology, climatology and related scientific fields. To complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Climatology
  • Atmosphere
  • Thermodynamics
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Geophysics

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Following a subject-specific introduction, graduates can work in the following fields:

  • weather forecasting services of print or broadcast media (radio and television)
  • public offices (e.g. Environment Agency Austria, warning services of the Austrian federal provinces)
  • insurance industry and
  • universities and public/private research institutions, supporting academic staff.

As the bachelor’s programme in Meteorology places a strong focus on electronic data processing and programming on various platforms and aims at developing an analytical-logical mindset, graduates will also have good chances of employment outside the discipline of meteorology.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates