Geoinformatics and Surveying

Master in Geoinformatics and Surveying

If the bachelor's degree in geoinformatics and surveying is not enough for you, if you want to deepen your knowledge or if you would like to do research, then the master's degree program Geoinformatics and Surveying is exactly the right program for you.

Put your study profile together largely according to your wishes - if you are more interested in surveying, then you will deal with the fields of engineering geodesy, industrial metrology, 3D photogrammetry or land management in the master's program. If you want to deepen your knowledge in geoinformatics, choose modules on the topics of digital image analysis, software engineering or distributed geoinformation systems. You can also mix the two areas. The possibility of an interdisciplinary orientation through the choice of modules from archaeology and prehistory is unique in Germany.

At a glance

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard period of study: 4 semesters
ECTS credits: 120
Starting semester: winter semester
Application deadline: July 15
Extension of the application deadline: To September 15, 2017
Language: German
Followed by: Assessor, ÖbVI (Publicly Appointed Surveyors Association), possible doctorate

Quicklinks

HIP Hochschul-Informations-Portal
registering for exams, online grade viewing

OpenOLAT Online Learning And Training
organizational course, courses, modules

Examination board
of the School of Engineering

Program Structure (only available in German)

Semester 1
48 ECTS/40 SWS
Semester 2
42 ECTS/35 SWS
Semester 3
48 ECTS/25 SWS
Semester 4
30 ECTS/25 SWS
Geometrische Modellierung**
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Geodatenmodellierung und Algorithmen**
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Verteilte Geoinformationssysteme**
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Master Thesis*
30 ECTS/6 MONATE






Spezielle Methoden zur Ausgleichsrechnung und Statistik**
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Entwicklung graphisch-interaktiver Anwendungen***
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Projektarbeit*
18 ECTS
Digitale Bildanalyse**
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Prozessorientierte Programmierung***
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Messtechnik**
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Software-Engineering**
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Ingenieurvermessung 2**
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Archäologisch-geophysikalische Prospektion***
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Interdisziplinäre Anwendungen raumbezogener Informationstechnik***
6 ECTS/5 SWS
3D-Photogrammetrie**
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Infrastrukturplanung***
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Ingenieurvermessung 1**
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Interdisziplinäre Anwendungen raumbezogener Informationstechnik***
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Unternehmerisches Handeln und Marketing***
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Landmanagement**
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Facility Management***
6 ECTS/5 SWS
Immobilien- und Baurecht***
6 ECTS/5 SWS

*Required courses, must definitely be taken
** Required electives (major), out of which at least 6 modules are to be taken
***Remaining required electives

Studying Abroad

Students who are thinking about studying abroad can count on our full support. If you wish to have your time spent abroad credited towards your studies, make sure that you can earn enough credits 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 our University.

Your professional prospects

Graduates of the master's program are in demand from the same employers as those with a bachelor's degree. As a rule, however, they are used where they can assume a higher degree of professional and personnel responsibility

The master's degree allows you to be placed in the higher technical administration civil service, which was previously reserved primarily for graduates of the corresponding degree programs at universities.

Immediately after your studies, you can take up the preparatory service for the career of the higher technical administration civil service in surveying and property management. If you follow this up with a one-year internship, you can be appointed as a publicly appointed surveyor. This entitles you to carry out official cadastral surveys.

If you are particularly interested in geoinformatics during your studies, you will be more likely to work for a company in the field of systems engineering or software development.

The master's degree also gives you the opportunity to earn a doctorate.

Our student representatives

 

Student representatives – Geoinformatics and Surveying

fachschaft.gi.hs-mainz.de

Our research

 

i3mainz – Institute for Spatial Information and Surveying Technology

i3mainz.hs-mainz.de

Who to contact

Prof. Dr. Renate Czommer
Degree program director
T +49 6131 628-1439
renate.czommer (at) hs-mainz.de
Margaritha Vogt
Office/Assistant
T +49 6131 628-1451
margaritha.vogt (at) hs-mainz.de
Tobias Hargesheimer
System Administrator/Assistant