Measuring the world both globally and locally, preparing and analysing geographic data and information, using satellite-based technologies or contributing to the development of new measuring systems and sensors – the master’s degree programme
Geodesy at TU Graz covers all of those aspects and a lot more besides!
You can organise your studies individually according to your interests and focus on two or more specialist fields of geodesy. You’ll become an expert in a whole range of subjects such as cadastre, engineering geodesy, satellite geodesy, navigation, remote sensing and photogrammetry or geoinformation.
- You enhance and deepen your academic and practical knowledge on geodesy and focus on individual choices.
- You learn all about innovative methods and technologies in geodesy and apply them in practice-based projects.
- You acquire the ability to independently tackle complex and novel problems in various areas of geodesy.
- You adopt a geodetic way of thinking – i.e. a combination of engineering-based knowledge and familiarity with practical methods, as well as analytic thinking and a profound ability to resolve problems.
- Beyond that, you gain knowledge about starting up and running a business.
You specialise in two or more geodetic fields that are highly relevant both in the scientific community and on the employment market.
- You work in the Austrian cadaster and deal with international land management.
- You guarantee legal certainty in real estate matters.
- You assess real estate taking into account land-use planning and building laws.
- You monitor landslides and steer tunnel boring machines.
- You develop fully automated structural health monitoring systems for bridges and water dams.
- You scan the real world in 3D and create virtual reality models and 3D prints.
Physical Geodesy and Satellite Geodesy
- You observe and model the Earth’s dynamic system in the context of global climate change.
- You process and analyse satellite data from the tool in outer space to the geophysical cause on Earth.
- You focus on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), primarily on GPS and the European system, GALILEO.
- You develop navigation systems, e.g. for vehicles, pedestrians and drones both indoors and outdoors, using methods of sensor fusion.
Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry
- You use aircraft and satellite-borne sensors to derive valuable information about the surface of the Earth. Such data is then used to monitor the environment, for example.
- You use photogrammetric methods for a survey from which you reconstruct objects, create 3D models of buildings or detect changes in glaciers.
- You collect spatial data from objects and phenomena on Earth which you analyse and visualise with the help of information technologies.
- You possess knowledge that enables you to calculate spatial decision-making bases from large datasets, to simulate future planning scenarios and harmonise heterogeneous spatial data collections on-the-fly.