Today, with just a single mouse click, we can get a picture of almost any place in the world. In the Master's degree programme in Geospatial Technologies, you learn how to use technologies to collect, evaluate and transform geoinformation into images. You will combine geographical and geodesic methods with current information technologies.
In the Master's degree programme in Geospatial Technologies, you will acquire the following knowledge and skills:
Curriculum (in German)
During your studies, you will complete five compulsory modules and a mandatory internship. You will also deepen your knowledge in three elective modules. The degree programme has an international orientation, and many courses are held in English.
The compulsory modules are:
The three elective modules are:
As part of your master’s thesis work, you will solve a problem in the area of geoinformation, remote sensing, or navigation.
In my Bachelor's degree in Geography I discovered my passion for geographic technologies. That's how I got to the Master's programme in Geospatial Technologies. I recommend this degree programme to everyone who is interested in human or natural driven processes on earth or in the near earth space monitored by satellites. By combining natural sciences with technology, there is something for everyone.
Geoinformation, which relies on modern data technologies, plays a role in our everyday lives and not only when we use Google Maps to plan the best route.
Digital geoinformation shapes the world we live in. Those responsible for making political and business decisions depend heavily on reliable geodata in order to make careful use of our land.
Geoinformation data enables us to track forest growth and can give us early warnings of landslides and rockfalls. These data help us monitor the Arctic ice sheets as well as the global distribution of CO2 emissions. And they tell farmers when irrigation systems need to be activated.
However, the current geospatial data also provide critical information regarding where best to build shelters during large migration movements to ensure safe housing for refugees.
I have already been able to apply the various technologies and software applications that I have learnt in the exercises and projects in a traineeship in the field of remote sensing – environmental monitoring. During the traineeship, I encountered a topic for my master’s thesis. I like the fact that the study programme is very practice‑oriented, while preparing you for the labour market
Graduates of the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Geodesy at TU Graz are admitted without having to fulfil further requirements. Admission without conditions is also possible for graduates of the following degree programmes:
Graduates of other bachelor's degree programmes can obtain information and apply for admission by contacting studynoSpam@tugraz.at.
In our complex world, we have to be able to make informed decisions. As a graduate of the Master's degree programme in Geospatial Technologies, you will ensure that the required data is available and has the appropriate scientific quality. You will develop algorithms and software that are used to digitally process remote sensing and photogrammetry data as well as algorithms and software used in navigation systems for land, water and air applications. You will apply modern IT tools to analyse man-made changes that are occurring on Earth and develop geoinformation applications for climate research, spatial planning, environmental monitoring, mountain research, geomorphology, ecology and cartography.
Graduates of the programme:
The Degree Programme in Geospatial Technologies combines geographical issues with innovative data science methods and artificial intelligence, giving you tools you need to answer current burning questions. Climate change and smart cities are just two areas of application where geospatial technologies are of enormous importance. For this reason, and the fact that this degree programme provides our graduates with unique interdisciplinary skills, they are highly sought after on the job market!