The master program Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics is research-based and makes use of the unique capabilities available at KIT in these fields. The first and second semesters of the two-year program set a common basis in remote sensing and geoinformatics techniques and applications. At the same time, a selection of one out of six profiles allows for a specialization according to the student's interests. Lab rotations in the third semester allow students detailed insights into the scientific work of self-selected research groups at KIT and beyond, and help them gain hands-on research experience. A six-month MSc thesis is completed in the fourth semester. Successful students are awarded the degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics. The program language is English. Selected supplementary courses in any language may be chosen from other KIT programs to complement the desired profile of the students.
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 total of credit points (CP) 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
Students can choose from six profiles of combinations of two of the following topics areas:
- Computer Vision
- Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
- Environmental Geodesy
Admission requirements to the master's degree program in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics are:
- a completed bachelor’s degree or at least 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 TOEFL 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-language study program or in English-speaking countries
The admission process is regulated by the admission regulations for the master's degree program in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).