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Master's Degree Programme Geomatics Science

Become an international expert in geoinformation, remote sensing, navigation, satellite geodesy or engineering geodesy! Customise your master’s degree programme in Geomatics Science at TU Graz to match your interests! Choose from the three specialisations available, which you can combine with each other, and complement with courses from other fields of studies.


Specialisation Geoinformation/Remote Sensing

  • You use web-based and location-based technologies to collect, analyse and visualise geoinformation in your work. The resulting spatial information and results, e.g. from simulations, provide a basis for making decisions on complex problems.
  • You use sensors to investigate the earth’s surface without any contact. The data obtained from e.g. satellite and aerial images is used for the purpose of environmental monitoring, among others.
  • Photogrammetry – you use photos for surveying, to reconstruct objects, to create e.g. a 3D model of a glacier, which you use to take readings of changes in the glacier.

Specialisation Navigation/Satellite Geodesy

  • You research and model the earth system – e.g. you establish where the sea level will rise using a satellite-based determination of the earth’s gravitational field.
  • You use mobile mapping: Sensors are fitted onto mobile platforms, e.g. cars, drones or rucksacks and provide georeferenced data of the environment.
  • You work on pedestrian and vehicle navigation and location-based services.
  • You study Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), particularly with the European Galileo system that is currently being created.

Specialisation Engineering Geodesy/Cadastre

  • You conduct high-precision surveying and continuous monitoring of civil engineering structures and industrial installations. You monitor landslides as well as rock falls and steer tunneling drilling machines.
  • You use new measurement sensors for the 3D shape determination in your work.
  • You study the cadastre and the associated legal problems.

For the individual courses, please see the semester plan.

Source: TU Graz/IGMS
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin or Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing. or DI), equivalent to the Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
    Some courses in English.
  • Admission procedure: The admission of graduates of the following bachelor’s degree programmes is granted without further stipulations:
    • Geodesy at TU Graz
    • Geodäsie und Geoinformatik at TU Wien

    Graduates of other bachelor’s degree programmes should register with the responsible representative at the Registration Office.

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Anna Purkhauser, Source: TU Graz
Anna Purkhauser, graduate of the master's programme Geomatics Science

There were barely any research results yet for the topic of my master’s thesis. This type of pioneering work is a challenge but, at the same time, every success you experience is incredibly exciting!

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

  • as executives in engineering firms and as consulting engineers,
  • in industry,
  • in municipal, provincial and federal administration,
  • as service providers in the area of information technologies, and
  • in science and research.

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2017/18:

10 July to 30 November 2017

Summer semester 2018:

8 January to 30 April 2018

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

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