Geoinformatics and Surveying

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Bachelor of Science in Geoinformatics and Surveying

What do Galilei, Google Earth, navigation systems and Pokémon GO have in common? They all work with the geodetic spatial reference.

You will learn what this means and how it works while earning your bachelor's degree in geoinformatics and surveying. The degree program covers the use of various measuring methods such as tachymetry, GPS, photogrammetry or remote sensing. You will also deal with the processing and analysis of the data obtained in this way, for example using modern geoinformation systems (GIS).

At a glance

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) 
Standard period of study: 6 semesters
ECTS credits: 180 
Starting semester: summer or winter semester
Semester fee: approx. 333 € (incl. semester ticket)

Application period

Summer semester 2024:
November 15th, 2023 to January 15th, 2024
Winter semester 2024/2025:
Estimated as of now for mid-May 2024 to July 15th, 2024

How to contact us

If you have any questions about the program, please contact guv (at)

Your professional prospects


If you have taken a liking for modern information technology and electronic data processing during your studies, the successful completion of your bachelor's degree makes you a recognised expert for spatial information.

Studying for a master's degree

With the Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) you can continue your studies in geoinformatics and surveying. Of course, you can also switch directly to the profession. Potential employers include surveying offices, construction companies, utilities and waste disposal companies, suppliers of navigation equipment, manufacturers of surveying instruments, land surveying, cadastral and land consolidation authorities, and soil management and geo-basis information offices.

The curriculum in detail

Mehr zum Studienverlauf
Learn more about the degree program in our podcast.

Our research


i3mainz – Institute for Spatial Information and Surveying Technology

Students who are thinking about studying abroad can count on our full support. However, we recommend that you do not plan this before the 5th bachelor's semester, as you will have acquired sufficient specialist knowledge by then. If you wish to have your time spent abroad credited towards your studies, make sure that you can earn enough credit points abroad. The examination board will advise you on the selection of modules.

Start planning at least six months before you intend to start studying abroad. We recommend that you first consult a student advisor. You may have to take organizational measures in the curriculum and examination schedule both in Mainz and abroad. It also takes some time to apply for grants.

Important information can also be obtained from the International Office of Mainz University of Applied Sciences.

  • Ecole Supèrieur des Géomètres et Topographes (E.S.G.T.) du CNAM in Le Mans
  • Université de Bourgogne, Laboratoire Electronique Informatique et Image (Le2i) (Labor für Bildverarbeitung und Elektronik) in Dijon
  • Laboratoire Hubert Curien, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques,  Saint-Etienne


  • University of Gävle in Gävle (courses in English)


  • Universidad Polytécnica de Valencia, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Geodésica, Cartografía y Topografía (E.T.S.I) in Valencia


  • University of Nebraska at Omaha, Department of Geography & Geology und College of Information Science & Technology in Omaha, (NE)

Who to contact

Prof. Dr. Pascal Neis
Degree program director
T +49 6131 628-1442
pascal.neis (at)
Carina Justus
T +49 6131 628-1499
guv (at)