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Bachelor's Degree Programme Geodesy

Would you like to survey our planet? Would you like to know how GPS works and where 3D models of the earth’s surface are used? In the bachelor’s degree programme in Geodesy at TU Graz, you will work on these and many other 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

Peter Bauer, Source: TU Graz
Peter Bauer, graduate of the bachelor’s degree programme Geomatics Engineering (now: Geodesy)

What I most like about my degree programme is the practical relevance. Even during the study programme, I already apply the theory I have learned, e.g. to survey the Murinsel or to conduct high-precision GPS surveys on the Pleschkogel.

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.

Admission Deadlines


General admission period: 9 July to 5 September 2018

Additional admission period: 6 September to 30 November 2018



General admission period: 7 January to 5 February 2019

Additional admission period: 6 February to 30 April 2019

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

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