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

What's in store for you

Each semester you choose five of the modules offered. Numerous required elective modules give you plenty of opportunities to structure your studies. Some of the modules build on each other in terms of content. In these cases, we recommend observing the intended sequence.

Each module comprises five semester hours per week (HRS/WK) and awards six ECTS credits for successful participation (coursework and exams). The only exception is the required module Project Work with Colloquium in the 3rd semester, as it corresponds to the scope of three modules. It comprises 15 semester hours per week and awards 18 ECTS credits.

Afterwards, you will have six months to write your master's thesis (30 ECTS credits).

Register online for your module exam (demo) (see link). Please check in the HIP whether your registrations or cancellations have been entered correctly and on time.


We recommend that you bring the printed list of your applications along to all module examinations. In case of discrepancies, please contact the examination office in good time.

Project work, master's thesis and grade improvement

It is not possible to register online for project work, master's thesis and grade improvement. Please submit them informally, but in writing and sign them at the examination office. Digital document as an email attachment is also accepted.

Address: School of Engineering, Examination Office, Holzstraße 36 in 55116 Mainz
Email: daniela.held(at)hs-mainz.de

Deadlines

The deadlines for module registrations and cancellations can be found in the general timetable, which you will receive on your first day of study. Later, you can view the dates on the learning platform Olat (Online Learning And Training).

Exam results

The results of your examinations can be accessed via the online service HIP. We recommend that you pick up the corrected exam at the secretary's office of the Department of Geoinformatics and Surveying.

Important information, for example on the incapacity for examinations, can be found on the website of the Examination Office.

The professors propose topics for the project work, which you will work on in groups of two to four students. The project work comprises 15 hours per week and awards 18 ECTS credits.

Here you show here that you can analyse and research a task in the group, that you can develop and present solution concepts. You should evaluate your concepts professionally, and in terms of time and money. Finally, you are required to document, present and defend your project results in writing.

In the 4th semester you have time to write your master's thesis. This gives you the opportunity to prove your ability for independent scientific work. The topic should give you the opportunity to develop your own ideas.

Your advising professor will be at your side throughout the entire time. Together, you will regularly discuss the progress of your work, the intermediate results achieved and also the drafting of the written copy.

At 65 percent, the written thesis accounts for the lion's share of the grade of the master's thesis. There you describe both the outcome of the work and the way you got there. You will also justify decisions on methods or design alternatives. Your participation in the results must be clearly visible.

The thesis ends with a colloquium public within the University, in which you present your results in a 15-minute expert lecture in a clearly structured and comprehensible way, with reproducible conclusions and using modern media. After the lecture, you will have about five to fifteen minutes to answer questions, resolve ambiguities and discuss further aspects. The colloquium contributes 25 percent to the overall grade.


Each master's thesis is rounded off by an internet presentation and the design of a poster (each five percent of the overall grade).

You can find specifications and guidelines on formal requirements in the OLAT course  virtuelles Geschäftszimmer (virtual business room, only available in German). In the Abschlussarbeitsdatenbank (dissertation database , only available in German) you can find suggestions for possible topics.

Quicklinks

HIP Hochschul-Informations-Portal
Anmeldung zu Prüfungen, Online-Noteneinsicht

OpenOLAT Online Learning And Training
Organisationskurs, Kurse, Module

Prüfungsamt
des Fachbereichs Technik

The Study Plan (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.

Unsere Fachschaft

Fachschaft – Geoinformatik und Vermessung

fachschaft.gi.hs-mainz.de

Unsere Forschung

i3mainz – Institut für Raumbezogene Informations- und Messtechnik

i3mainz.hs-mainz.de

Kontakt

Prof. Dr. Renate Czommer
Studiengangsleitung
Tel. +49 6131 628-1439
renate.czommer (at) hs-mainz.de
Margaritha Vogt
Geschäftszimmer / Assistentin
Tel. +49 6131 628-1451
margaritha.vogt (at) hs-mainz.de
Tobias Hargesheimer
Systemadministrator / Assistent
Tel. +49 6131 628-1453
tobias.hargesheimer (at) hs-mainz.de
Simone Schlimm
Sekretariat
Tel. +49 6131 628-1450
simone.schlimm (at) hs-mainz.de