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
  • Interdisciplinary Qualifications 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

Graduates of the degree program Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics can work in all areas where geodata is surveyed, collected, analyzed, visualized and interpreted by help of modern information technology and digital media: from automobile industry to development of appliances and electronics industry, software development, construction businesses, engineering offices, public administration and agencies to international air and space organisations. Not only is a direct start in a professional career possible, graduates with excellent accomplishments may also choose to do a doctorate which opens the possibility for a future career in research and teaching.

Admission requirements to the master's degree program in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics are found in the current admission regulations. A rough overview:

  • 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
  • necessary minimum requirements completed in the bachelor program in
    • mathematics, statistics, physics and / or mechanics of 25 credit points
    • (geo) computer sciences, image processing, remote sensing, photogrammetry, geosciences, geodesy and / or cartography of 30 credit points
  • proof of sufficient knowledge of English of at least B2 level according to the Common European Framework for Reference; this means for example: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 90 in the internet-based test or IELTS with a minimum score of 6,.5 and no section under 5.5 or an equivalent certificate
    • this proof of knowledge of the English language does not apply to applicants who have completed their high school or universitry education in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand or to applicants who have completed a degree program at a university in the European Economic Area or Switzerland with English as the sole language of instruction

Application for the 1st semester

Application deadline for winter term
has passed

Application for a higher semester

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