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Geodesy and Geoinformatics

Geodesy and Geoinformatics
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German, English
Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Students on the Master’s degree programme in Geodesy and Geoinformatics, which follows on from the Bachelor’s degree programme, expand on their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Advanced Geodesy subjects,
  • Advanced Geoinformatics subjects,
  • Project seminar,
  • Compulsory module on the project seminar,
  • Compulsory elective module “Geodesy”,
  • Compulsory elective module “Geoinformatics”,
  • Studium Generale.

Most of the compulsory part, consisting of the advanced subjects of Geodesy and Geoinformatics during the first semester, is offered in English. In the compulsory elective modules “Geodesy” and “Geoinformatics”, students can choose from several courses. In addition, the “Studium Generale” enables students to attend courses offered in other degree programmes. The degree programme concludes with a Master’s thesis.

Areas of Focus

  • Cartography
  • Engineering surveying
  • Geodetic data analysis
  • Geographic information systems
  • Land and real estate management
  • Photogrammetry
  • Physical geodesy
  • Remote sensing
  • Satellite geodesy
Course Content

The Master’s degree programme takes four semesters and builds on content from the Bachelor’s degree programme. Students take advanced subjects in which they expand on the knowledge gained during the Bachelor’s degree programme. In the compulsory elective area, students have the opportunity to choose between various subject areas and to specialise accordingly. The optional area also enables them to attend courses offered in other degree programmes. As is the case at the Bachelor’s stage, students are assessed continually.

The fourth semester of the Master’s degree programme is set aside for the completion of a Master’s thesis within six months. Students who have passed all of the examinations and successfully completed the Master’s thesis are awarded the Master’s degree.

Graduates are conferred the title Master of Science (MSc).

The Master’s degree programme requires that students produce a great deal more independent scientific work than is the case at the Bachelor’s stage. In this way, graduates are prepared for undertaking future research and development tasks in industry or research institutions.

Recommended Abilities
  • Foundations: Students should understand the fundamentals of geodesy and geoinformatics; a sound knowledge of basic science, mathematics and programming is a prerequisite.
  • Research: Students should also be interested in subject-specific and research-oriented interrelations. The ideal students are also open to new lines of scientific enquiry, creative, open to criticism and responsible-minded.
  • Team work
Career Opportunities

Graduates of the degree programme in Geodesy and Geoinformatics have good prospects for embarking on a wide range of exciting, varied professional tasks. In the free economy, for example, graduates may find employment

  • as self-employed, publicly appointed surveyors
  • with providers of geodetic and photogrammetric systems of measurement and analysis
  • with manufacturers of positioning and navigation systems
  • with surveying and robotics software providers
  • with GIS service providers
  • in industrial production control and quality control
  • in the construction and raw materials industries
Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Admission and special language Regulations Degree Programme Geodesy and Geoinformatics

Application Deadlines

First-year students from Germany and the EU

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

First-year students from non-EU countries

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from Germany and the EU (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from non-EU countries (application in a higher semester)

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

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