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Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Regular program length: 4 semester (full-time program)

Credit points (ECTS): 120 credit points

Language of instruction: English

Limited capacity:
First semester: no
Higher semester: no
Application possible for:
First semester: winter and summer term
Higher semester: winter and summer term
Application deadline:
First semester: June 15 for winter term, December 15 for summer term
Higher semester: September 30 for winter term, March 15 for summer term

Degree and duration

Regular program length of 2 years leading to a "Master of Science (M.Sc.)" degree; 120 credit points (corresponding to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS) must be completed. Individual prorgram length may differ from regular program length.

Program structure

The goal of this MSc program is to convey the ability to independently apply scientific knowledge and methods to evaluate and solve complex scientific and social problems. To this end, a mixture of basic skills and advanced methods and applications make up the program.

The credit points (CP) total is 120. They are distributed over the different courses as follows:

  • Remote Sensing 23 CP
  • Mathematics and Beyond 15 CP
  • Profile Courses 20 CP
  • Supplementary Modules 8 CP
  • Lab Rotation 20 CP
  • Key Competences 4 CP
  • Master Thesis 30 CP

Profile courses

Students can choose from six profiles with each a combination of two of the following topic areas:

  • Computer Vision
  • Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
  • Environmental Geodesy
  • Geoinformatics

Admission requirements to the master's degree program in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics are:

  • a completed bachelor’s or equivalent degree of at least 3 years duration and based on a minimum of 180 ECTS credit points in the fields of physical-natural sciences, engineering-information technology and especially geodesy or geoinformatics-affine or geoscientific fields
  • minimum requirements in mathematics, statistics, physics and / or mechanics of 25 credit points completed in the bachelor program
  • minimum requirements in (geo) computer sciences, image processing, remote sensing, photogrammetry, geosciences, geodesy and / or cartography of at least 30 credit points completed in the bachelor program
  • proof of sufficient knowledge of English; this means: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 570 in the paper-based test; a score of at least 230 in the computer-based test, a score of at least 92 in the internet-based test; or IELTS with a minimum score of 6,5 or an equivalent certificate
    • this proof of English language knowledge does not apply to applicants whose native language is English or who have obtained a university degree in an English-taught study program or in English-speaking countries

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Current studies and examination regulations Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics M.Sc.
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