Geodesy and Geoinformation (M.Sc.)


Geodesy and Geoinformation (Master of Science)

(Geodäsie und Geoinformation, M.Sc.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 semesters
Language: German
Requirements for Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrollment) consist of a Bachelor of Arts degree or Bachelor of Science degree in a similar area. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental student advisory service. Please also note the general information on Master’s Degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester (recommended); summer semester (programme place not guaranteed).
Please note: You should apply well before the deadline (~ 12 weeks) if you also need to apply for visa.
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online application
Special Features: ---

Brief Description

The degree programme Master of Science in Geodesy and Geoinformation is designed to deepen and broaden engineering knowledge and skills in surveying by specialising in a sub-field of geodesy or geoinformation. The wide variety and combination possibilities of the various modules and optional courses allow students to address their personal interests in the area. A mentoring system supports each student during the process of selecting suitable courses and subjects.

It is also possible for students to spend a semester abroad studying or working towards completion of the Master’s thesis.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

The Master of Science degree programme in Geodesy and Geoinformation is divided into the following three areas.

The Specialised Mandatory Subject Area (introductory area) deepens and broadens the fundamental knowledge acquired during the Bachelor’s degree programme. The Geodetic Seminar provides students with the ability to work in the subject area using scientific methods and then to give a presentation of the results. During the Project Week students will work on and discuss an interdisciplinary issue in small groups.

The Elective Subject Area (main area) in the first, second and third semester allows students to specialise in one of the two sub-areas of Geodesy and Geoinformation. The specialised area of Geodetic Metrology goes into depth on geodetic measurement and resulting evaluations. A specialisation in Geo-management focuses on land and property, including real estate valuation, and as well the construction and implementation of geo-information systems (GIS).

The Specialised and General Optional Subject Area allows students the option of choosing additional courses from the Geodesy departmental module catalogue or from the complete course catalogue of the TU Darmstadt.

The Master’s Thesis follows as the last stage of the programme. This independent research project takes place over one semester, comprising an essential part of the Master’s degree programme.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students

Related Degree Programmes

Doctoral Studies

Career Perspectives