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Master's Degree Programme Geospatial Technologies

With Geospatial Technologies you are at the heart of the latest developments in space and time and possess the ideal qualifications for the national and international employment market. You describe and analyse the world using methods of geography and geodesy. You work at state-of-the-art equipped laboratories where you are personally supervised by a highly motivated teaching team and collaborate continuously on the latest research projects. 


  • You enhance and extend your knowledge and skills acquired in the field of geospatial technologies during your bachelor’s degree programme in geography or geodesy.
  • You learn all about processes to capture, analyse and represent spatially-related information.
  • You enhance your knowledge in geoinformatics, remote sensing, cartography, navigation and location-based services.
  • You record, model and analyse processes on the Earth’s surface, e.g. the development of cities and urban agglomerations.
  • You observe the Earth’s surface as a system composed of various subsystems (e.g. biosphere and hydrosphere).
  • You deal with the functionality and application of navigation and positioning systems.
  • You gain knowledge in data acquisition, data management, data processing and data enrichment.
  • You develop methods, algorithms and software for the computer-based evaluation of geographic data and information.
  • You collect, manage and process geographical data and prepare it for data services, e.g. for applications such as Google Earth or vehicle navigation systems.
  • You learn to think in networks and apply geospatial technologies in other fields of science.
  • You collaborate on the latest research projects which will provide you with state-of-the-art training.
  • You resolve environmentally relevant questions and problems, identify environmental changes and derive forecasts for the future.

Specialisation Areas

You focus on at least two of the following specialisations:

  • GIS and modelling
  • Remote sensing and measuring systems
  • Advanced software
View of the Earth from outer space. Source: Anton Balazh – Fotolia.com
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: German

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Rudolf-Martin Gradinger
Rudolf-Martin Gradinger, master's degree student in Geospatial Technologies

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.

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Admission Requirements

The admission of graduates of the following degree programmes is granted without further stipulations:

  • Bachelor's programme Geodesy, TU Graz
  • Bachelor's programme Geomatics Engineering (expiring), TU Graz
  • Bachelor's programme Geographie, University of Graz
  • Bachelor's programme Umweltsystemwissenschaften – Geographie, University of Graz
  • Geodäsie und Geoinformation, TU Wien
  • Geomatik und Planung, ETH Zurich
  • Geodäsie und Geoinformation, University of Bonn
  • Geodäsie und Geoinformation, TU Darmstadt
  • Geodäsie und Geoinformation, TU Dresden
  • Geomatik, HafenCity University Hamburg
  • Geodäsie und Geoinformatik, Leibniz University Hannover
  • Geodäsie und Geoinformatik, KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Geodäsie und Geoinformation, TU Munich
  • Geodäsie & Geoinformatik, University of Stuttgart
  • Geographie, University of Vienna
  • Geographie, University of Innsbruck
  • Geographie, University of Salzburg
  • Geographie, University of Klagenfurt

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

Evelyn Papst, 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

Paul Langhans
Paul Langhans, master's degree student in Geospatial Technologies

It was only during my master's degree that I realized that programming is my strength. Therefore I have put the emphasis on computer science courses. I always wanted to do research on space topics and got the chance to participate in a simulated Mars mission as part of my master's thesis. I would never have dreamed this could happen. Professionally, I would like to gain a foothold in the IT industry.

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Career Options

Graduates can expect to

  • work in multi-disciplinary research and advisory teams.
  • develop and apply geographic information systems and computer-based remote sensing.
  • apply GIS and remote sensing tools to capture geographic data and information as well as for the analysis of complex spatial contexts.
  • work in companies and planning offices involved in processing geographic data.
  • identify earth-related problems and develop solutions to support planners, political decision-makers and NGOs.
  • apply knowledge of geography and geodesy in conjunction with that of computer science, e.g. at national and international software companies.
  • conceptualise, design and implement visualisations using maps and other multimedia communication tools.
  •   research and teach at universities and non-university research institutions.

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2021/22:

12 July to 30 November 2021

Summer semester 2022:

10 January to 30 April 2022

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Information and Advice for Prospective Students