Meteorology (Bachelor)

View from above the clouds of the ground and the sea.

The bachelor's programme in Meteorology 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


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Data updated on: 23.11.2020

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


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:

  • Climatology
  • Atmosphere
  • Thermodynamics
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Geophysics

... and many more.

 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 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 asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.3 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 4.2 (high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 32 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Meteorology graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 80% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 3,049 gross/month.
  • 36% of graduates work in the professional, scientific and technical activities sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "Diploma Programme Meteorology".