Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

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

Credit points (ECTS): 120 credit points

Language of instruction: German

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: September 30 for winter term, March 31 for summer term
Higher semester: September 30 for winter term, March 31 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.

Studienaufbau

Das sog. Aufbaustudium im ersten und zweiten Semester besteht aus 6 allgemeinverbindlichen Fächern. Im 2. und 3. Semester findet eine Vertiefung in zwei von 6 Profilbereichen statt. Jedem Profilbereich sind Pflichtmodule (Umfang 11LP - 13 LP) sowie mehrere Wahlpflichtmodule (10 LP – 12 LP) zugeordnet. Hinzu kommen Ergänzungsmodule und Schlüsselqualifikationen, die man aus einem Katalog von Lehrveranstaltungen auswählen kann. Das 4. Semester ist ganz der  Masterarbeit gewidmet, die umfangreicher ist als die Bachelorarbeit und der früheren Diplomarbeit entspricht.

Aufbaustudium:

Computer Vision & Fernerkundung, Geodätische Sensorik & Messtechnik, Geodätische Weltraumverfahren, Geoinformatik, Numerische Mathematik, Schätztheorie und projektbezogene Datenanalyse sowie Schlüsselqualifikationen nach Wahl.

Profilbereiche:

  • Computer Vision - Bildanalyse und Sensorik -
    u.a. Struktur- und Objektextraktion in 2D und 3D, Bildsequenzanalyse,
    Statistische Mustererkennung und wissensbasierte Bildanalyse, mehrere Wahlpflichtmodule
  • Ingenieurnavigation und Prozessmonitoring
    u.a. Dimensionelle Vermessungsverfahren, Ausgewählte Kapitel zu GNSS, mehrere Wahlpflichtmodule
  • Erdsystembeobachtung - Geomonitoring & Fernerkundung -
    u.a. Rezente Geodynamik, Seminar Erdsystembeobachtung, SAR und InSAR Fernerkundung, Regionale Schwerefeldmodellierung, mehrere Wahlpflichtmodule
  • Geoinformatik - Modellierung, Verwaltung und Analyse von Geodaten
    u.a GeoDB, 3D/4D GIS, Projekt Geoinformatik, mehrere Wahlpflichtmodule
  • Earth Observation - Part A -
    u.a. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, Tomographic Laser- and Radar Sensing, Geodetic Application of SAR Interferometry, Advanced Analysis in GIS, mehrere Wahlpflichtmodule
  • Earth Observation - Part B -
    GeoDB, Methods of Remote Sensing, Recent Earth Observation programs and systems, Scientific GNSS Data Processing, mehrere Wahlpflichtmodule

In the Master's degree program, the scientific qualifications acquired in the Bachelor's degree program are further deepened and complemented. The goal of the Master's degree program is to provide the ability to apply scientific knowledge and methods independently, and to evaluate their meaning and range of influence for the solution of complex scientific and societal problems.

The graduates of the Master's degree program geodesy and geo-informatics have well-founded knowledge in current and future-oriented methods of further processing and analyzing temporal and spatial data. They have technical, methodological and legal detailed knowledge in geodesy and geo-informatics, and have deepened insight in selected professional areas for geodesists. Based on their broad knowledge, they can name, describe, and develop advanced research relevant problems with potential for innovation in the area of geodesy and geo-informatics. They have well-founded self-experienced and reflected knowledge and expertise in methods of knowledge acquisition, in order to become acquainted with advanced problems.

They are comprehensively able to independently analyze, evaluate and practically implement survey problems. They are able to choose suitable methods for analyzing temporal and spatial data, apply them constructively, and develop and evaluate solutions for specific problems in their area of expertise. They have the ability to apply and evaluate their acquired knowledge in a professional as well as in an interdisciplinary setting.

The graduates are able to selectively collect relevant information, in particular in challenging scenarios, and to analyze, evaluate, document, visualize and to present them. They can independently become acquainted with current research relevant topics and complex problems, and can drastically analyze, interpret and evaluate them. They are able to comprehensively work on a given or self-developed concrete problem in a self-organized and solution-oriented way. They classify area-specific and interdisciplinary problems, and choose resp. develop suitable methods for collecting, analyzing and evaluating relevant measurement data. They know how to document, merge, illustrate and interpret in a solution-oriented and comprehensive manner the obtained results.

They are able to work independently as well as in a team, and can assume leading functions in interdisciplinary projects. They can comprehensively and thoroughly consult English-language technical literature, argue area-specifically and can discuss and defend their arguments adapted to experts as well as to laypersons in the German and English language.

The practical handling of area-specific knowledge is performed under consideration of societal, scientific and ethic aspects.

Excerpt from the diploma supplement of the study program

Absolventinnen und Absolventen der Geodäsie und Geoinformatik arbeiten überall dort, wo Geodaten mit Hilfe moderner Informationstechnologien und digitaler Medien vermessen, erfasst, analysiert, visualisiert und interpretiert werden: Von der Automobilindustrie über Instrumentenentwicklung- und Elektronikindustrie, Softwareentwicklung, Bauunternehmen, Ingenieurbüros, öffentliche Verwaltung und Behörden bis hin zu internationalen Luft- und Raumfahrtorganisationen. Neben dem direkten Jobeinstieg bietet sich für sehr gute Absolventinnen oder Absolventen auch eine Promotion an, die z.B. eine spätere Karriere in Forschung und Lehre ermöglicht.

German language skills for foreign applicants

In order to enroll in a degree program taught in German, foreign applicants need to proof sufficient knowledge of the German language. Proof of minimum B1-level is necessary for application. All certificates are accepted, certificate of attendance of a B1-level course is sufficient. For enrollment, proof of DSH2 or one of its recognized equivalents has to be submitted. Additional information is provided by the International Students Office.

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