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Master programme Alpine Natural Hazards / Watershed Regulation

Content and focus of the degree programme:

This study programme is only available in German.

The contents of the degree programme are oriented along the cycle of Integral Risk Management and thus include the contents of both the prevention of natural hazards and disasters and the coming to terms with them. The focus of the study programme, however, is on prevention. In different modules the analysis and appraisal of hazards and the planning of active protective measures are taught. For this purpose technical, biological and regional planning basics are combined in teaching. Graduates will qualify as experts in all issues of development and appraisal of protective measures in mountain regions.

Higher education institution:
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Group of fields of study:
Engineering Sciences
Degree programme:
Alpine Natural Hazards / Watershed Regulation
Master programme
Academic degree:
Diplomingenieur/Diplomingenieurin, Dipl.-Ing.
4 Semester / 120 ECTS

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 22,70
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
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Definition of the field of studies

Alpine Natural Hazards / Watershed Regulation deals with the protection from natural hazards in mountain regions. Technical, biological engineering or regional planning measures are to enable a permanent colonisation, sustainable management and touristic use of these areas.


The compulsory subjects will provide basic knowledge of the special ecosystem and the natural hazards management as such but also of the dealing with tools and methods of the subject such as geo-engineering, measuring, geographical information systems). Since the number of compulsory subjects is relatively low it is possible to specialise individually in specific modules in the areas of hazards (water, snow, avalanches, mass movement), integral catchment management and more general courses such as building management, protection forest management, provision for risks as well as handling of disasters. To earn their degree students need a pass grade on all required courses and they have to write a master's thesis, which they have to present and defend publicly in an academic professional discussion.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations