Competence field 1: Competence in one or more scientific disciplines
Competence field 2: Scientific competence
- Exploration: understand the basic concepts of the structure and evolution of the Earth, the evolution of Life and mineral components. Have an insight into the cohesion between the sub-areas of Earth Science such as the functioning of Earth and Life as one connected system.
- Widening: have an insight into supporting sciences: chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology and geography
- Have an insight into methods, analysis and techniques in science (field and laboratory), in theories, reference frameworks and models (also 4D). Have a constant attitude of absolute safety assurance.
- Explore the borders of knowledge: have an insight into the presuppositions in approximation and in the uncertainty and ambiguity of results in science.
Competence field 3: Intellectual competence
- Find your way around international literature in order to delve into a topic.
- Demonstrate curiosity and a drive for exploration in order to discover new perspectives (curiosity drive).
- Creatively design experiments starting from an initial hypothesis and newly discovered perspectives.
- Respond flexibly to tasks during practical lessons, field internships and project work and have the ability to initiate problem-based research.
Competence field 4: Competence in collaboration and communication
- Dare to think: take an independent and critical position about scientific knowledge both with abstract and concrete problems.
- Structured thinking: learn how to define and articulate problems, focus thinking on solving problems.
- Have the ability to think spatially, to zoom in and out of a three dimensional space (helicopter view) and to make the step towards a four dimensional thinking space.
- Demonstrate openness to new ideas and developments.
Competence field 5: Competence in social responsibility
- Have the ability to report and critically discuss your own literature research and simple experiments in a forum of fellow students both individually and in a group.
- Take initiative in a testable manner and create confidence in your own ideas and suggestions.
- Take responsibility during educational activities and field internships.
Competence field 6: Professional competences
- Appreciate where science, and more specifically Geology, fits into society.
- Assimilate the principles of ethics and socially acceptable behaviour.
- Pay attention to the historical development of geological thinking.
- Demonstrate social engagement, be environmentally conscious and show interest in sustainable development.
- Be in touch with the industrial and broader scientific real world.
- Demonstrate professional behaviour through entrepreneurship, enthusiasm, involvement, accuracy, a drive for balance between competition and cooperation, tenacity and independence.