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Bachelor's Degree Programme Geodesy

Do you want to measure our planet? Do you want to know how GPS works and how we use 3D models of the earth’s surface? Do you want to monitor the effects of climate change? In the TU Graz bachelor’s degree programme in Geodesy, you will study these and many more aspects of geodesy.


Geodesists collect, analyse and visualise temporal and spatial geographical data:

  • They survey objects on the earth’s surface, through to the millimetre range for e.g. particular construction projects.
  • They use land-based, aerial image-based and satellite-based measurement methods and information technologies, e.g. GPS or remote sensing.
  • They collect, analyse and visualise geographical data, e.g. live sensor data, and prepare data for online map services.
  • They learn methods to determine the earth’s gravitational field.
  • They determine satellite orbits and learn about the dynamic earth system.


  • Fundamentals of mathematics, physics and computer science
  • Geoinformatics
  • Surveying
  • Geomathematics
  • Data analysis and statistics
  • Applied geodesy
  • Engineering geodesy and photogrammetry
  • Remote sensing and geoinformation
  • Satellite positioning and navigation
  • Physical geodesy and satellite geodesy
  • Fundamentals of cadastre and law
Source: TU Graz
  • Duration of study: 6 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 180
  • Academic degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Admission procedure: none
  • Supplementary examination: Descriptive Geometry

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Folder (in German): Geodesy degree programmes

Folder (in German): Geodesy and career opportunities

Thomas Lercher
Thomas Lercher, bachelor's degree student in Geodesy

I recommend the degree course on geodesy to everyone who is interested in exploring the earth and geospace with the latest methods and technologies. It is exciting to learn about such a wide spectrum of activities as surveying, analysis of satellite data and representation of geodata. Analyzing changes in the environment and developing predictions of future developments are topics I find especially interesting.

Career Options

Geodesists are in demand anywhere that there is a need for terrestrial, aerial image-based and satellite-based collection and interpretation of geographical data, as well as the development of new geoinformation, positioning and navigation technologies.

Graduates find rewarding challenges

  • in engineering firms and with consulting engineers,
  • in industry,
  • in municipal, provincial and federal administration, and
  • in all service sectors where information technologies are used.

Information and Advice for Prospective Students

Admission Deadlines


General admission period: 8 July to 5 September 2019

Additional admission period: 6 September to 30 November 2019


General admission period: 7 January to 5 February 2020

Additional admission period: 6 February to 30 April 2020

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Graduates Can Pursue Master’s Degrees in the Following Programmes

*NAWI Graz degree programme