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Master's Degree Programme Geospatial Technologies

With Geospatial Technologies, you are in touch with the latest developments in time and space, and possess the ideal qualifications for the national and international labour market. You describe and analyse the world using methods of geography and geodesy. You work at laboratories with modern equipment, are supervised personally by a highly motivated team of teachers and collaborate continuously on current research projects.


  • You record and model processes on the earth’s surface using methods and techniques of geography and geodesy (surveying), e.g. the development of cities and urban agglomerations.
  • You apply technologies of geoinformatics, remote sensing, and the visualisation of spatial information.
  • You master and use navigation and positioning systems.
  • You collect, manage and process data and prepare it for data services, e.g. for applications such as Google Earth or vehicle navigation systems.
  • You observe the earth’s surface as a system composed of various subsystems (e.g. biosphere and hydrosphere).
  • You identify environmental changes and derive forecasts for the future.
  • You collaborate in current research projects, which provide you with state-of-the-art training.
  • You recognise and solve problems methodically, improve your ability to express yourself orally and in writing, and enhance your social skills.

For the individual courses, please see the semester plan.

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  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Admission procedure: The admission of graduates of the following degree programmes is granted without further stipulations:
    • Bachelor's programme Geodesy, TU Graz
    • Bachelor's programme Geography, KFU Graz
    • Bachelor's programme Environmental System Sciences-Geography, KFU Graz
    • Degree programme Geography, KFU Graz
    • Master's programme Gebirgs- und Klimageographie, KFU Graz
    • Master's programme Nachhaltige Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung, KFU Graz
    • Master's programme Environmental System Sciences-Geography, KFU Graz
    • Master's programme Geomatics Science, TU Graz

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

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Veronika Damm, Source: Damm
Veronika Damm, master's degree student in Geospatial Technologies

What’s great about my degree programme is that I gain insights into remote sensing, geoinformatics, GIS and the cartographic visualisation of spatial information. Applying my knowledge in the practice-oriented courses is both demanding and very interesting. There is a great deal of group work, where I practice successful project management and also strengthen my social skills, such as my ability to work in a team.

Career Options

  • You apply geographical and geodetic knowledge in conjunction with your knowledge of computer science, e.g. in national and international software companies.
  • You develop and apply computer-based remote sensing and geographic information systems.
  • You analyse complex spatial and earth-related connections.
  • You manage natural and anthropogenic resources strategically.
  • You conceptualise, design and implement visualisations using maps and other multimedia communications tools.
  • You research and teach at universities and non‑university research institutions.
Veronika Damm, Source: Kohlhauser
Evelyn Papst, master's degree student in Geospatial Technologies

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.

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2018/19:

9 July to 30 November 2018

Summer semester 2019:

7 January to 30 April 2019

Further informationen on registration and admission

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