Geodesy and Geoinformation

Master of Science

Geodäsie und Geoinformation, M.Sc.


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.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language German
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. Information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International 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 ---

While the Bachelor of Science focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master of Science builds directly on this foundation by providing students with more depth and breadth scientifically and more insight into the field. In contrast to the Bachelor degree programme, the Master of Science enables and requires students to adopt their own major focus and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master of Science degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

Surveying can be roughly divided into three parts: engineering surveying (construction of buildings, roads, bridges and tunnels), land surveying (making maps), and real estate surveyin g (locatting the exact boundaries of a property). Thus, on-site activities is part of the job.

Geodesists are also involved in the development of modern geo-informational systems or satellite navigation systems. Consequently, there is a strong reference to information technology.

Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:


Arbeitsplatz Erde (Workplace Earth)

DVW-Gesellschaft für Geodäsie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement e.V. (Association for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management)

Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (BKG) (Federal Office of Cartography and Geodesy)

Deutscher Dachverband für Geoinformation (DDGI) (German Umbrella Organization for Geoinformation)

Verband Deutscher Vermessungsingenieure (Association of German Survey Engineers)

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.