What will I learn?

The master's program in Geodesy and Geoinformation facilitates the independent handling of geodetic tasks in all areas of geodesy. Students' existing factual and methodological knowledge is broadened, deepened and systematized in accordance with the individual student’s chosen specialization.

The objective of geodesy is the documentation of the anthroposphere through the use of surveys and geoinformation, and the representation of both according to the task at hand. Geodata describe order and register human habitats according to particular characteristics, and also contribute to shaping and changing these habitats.

In addition to classic measuring instruments such as theodolites, laser scanners, and cameras, geodata is used in information systems, modern satellite technology and digital remote sensors. Geodesists develop automatic, computer-based procedures for the collection, processing, analysis and visualization of spatial information. The diversity of surveys ranges from global satellite-based surveys of the Earth through surveys of regions using airplanes to the terrestrial surveys of construction works and machines performed by engineer’s onsite. The geoinformation extracted from geo data provides citizens with the basis for legal clarity in the context of administrative and planning authorities and is prerequisite for creative, organizational and planning measures. Geodetic measuring procedures now play an increasingly significant role in catastrophe management, the monitoring of environmental risk, as well as in the exploration of the Earth system and of planets.

The master's program in Geodesy and Geoinformation builds upon the fundamentals provided in the bachelor's program, deepening students' knowledge of the areas of construction surveying, photogrammetry and remote sensing, higher geodesy and satellite geodesy, cartography and geoinformation science, as well as land regulation and development. During the course of the program, students can specialize in one of the following three areas: higher geodesy and satellite geodesy, photogrammetry, remote sensors and cartography, as well as geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.

Opportunities for graduates of Geodesy and Geoinformation arise in research, as well as in different areas of public administration. Further options arise in various branches of the private sector. In addition to engineering consultancies, banks and insurance companies, this includes the areas of computer science, geographic information systems, photogrammetry, and spatial informatics, or the automobile and automation industries.

Which department am I in?

Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
129,40 EURO per semester (Includes Basic student union fee: 62 Euros per semester; Basic semester ticket fee: 67.40 Euros per semester)
Start date

14 October 2019

Venue

Technical University of Munich

Munich City campus,

Arcisstrabe 21,

MUNICH,

Bavaria,

80333, Germany

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper based Test (PbT) : 605.

For international students

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure.

Only a minimum overall band score of 6.5 in the IELTS Academic will be accepted.

Internet based Test (IbT): 88

Paper based test (PbT): 66

CAE (Cambridge Advanced English), Grades A, B, C

CPE (Cambridge Proficiency English), Grades A, B, C

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