Master of Science
Geodetic Engineering

Geodetic Engineering

The master's degree program Geodetic Engineering is intended for students with a first academic degree in the field of geodesy and geoinformation or related fields such as computer science, mathematics, physics, geosciences or electrical engineering. In the initial phase of the program, modules are designed to close knowledge gaps. The program then offers three profiles for students to deepen their understanding of a specific area. The profiles reflect the research priorities of the geodetic institutes: Mobile Sensorics and Robotics, Geodetic Earth System Sciences and Data Analysis as well as Geodetic Information and Spatial Development.

This degree program conveys to students the skills and tools needed to recognize geodetic engineering problems, phrase research questions for those problems and solve them in projects. In the course of the program, students have the opportunity to take active part in research projects, which can also be an initial qualification for a doctorate. The program provides students with scientifically sound specialized knowledge and equips them with the skills and methods needed to work in the industrial sector, in research and at administrative authorities.

Possible lines of work:

Managerial positions in public surveying administrations (land registries, regional land survey offices), publicly appointed survey engineer, commercial engineering firms, companies involved with geoinformation, transportation, cartography, photogrammetry, power supply, etc., banking/real estate, construction, technical expert firms/planning offices, real estate departments of large companies, municipalities/ specialized administrations, aerospace, software development, academia (teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

Open admission
Master of Science
Single Subject
4 Semester
Winter semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline

English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)

Specific modules: Modules worth 24 ECTS credits from at least two of the areas of Mathematics, Physics and Programming | Modules worth 48 ECTS credits from at least two of the following six specialized subject areas 1. Physical Geodesy, Space Geodesy, Geodynamics and Earth Systems Research, 2. Data Analysis, Modeling and Scientific Computation in the Geosciences Context, 3. Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Computer Vision and Robotics, 4. Geodetic Measuring Technology, Engineering Geodesy and Satellite Measuring Technology, 5. Algorithmics, Spatial Databases, Geoinformation and Geoinformation Systems, 6. Urban Development, Land Division, Real Estate Valuation and Land Management

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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