Bachelor’s Programme Geodesy and Geoinformation
- Programme Code
UE 033 221 - Bachelor’s Programme Geodesy and Geoinformation
- Duration of Programme
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
In this programme, the Earth is the focus. Geodesy deals with how our planet can be measured and observed, and geoinformation with how this data can be analyzed and visualized. This information is used in many areas of life, such as navigation systems, observation, and prediction of climate-related environmental changes.
The Bachelor's Programme Geodesy and Geoinformation at TU Wien provides knowledge in mathematics, physics, geography and computer science to develop innovative technologies and solve problems of the earth. In addition to technical skills, our students also learn to work in interdisciplinary teams, to be creative and to lead responsibly. As a graduate, you will find jobs, for example, in public administration, in companies in the construction industry, in the field of energy supply or telecommunications, or in space agencies such as ESA or NASA.
There is no Admission Procedure for the Bachelor's Programme Geodesy and Geoinformation. Instead, before admission, you must familiarize yourself with the contents of the programme in the so-called study preparation and reflection phase.
After an online survey about your choice of study, you will take part in an interactive orientation course that focuses on the initial content of the programme.
You can find all information about the Programme-PRe-Phase in the Bachelor's Programme Geodesy and Geoinformation on the page with the same name.
Further information about the programme
If you are interested in this Bachelor's Programme, you should have a basic understanding of mathematics, physics, geography and informatics. You should also be interested in topics such as climate change and environmental protection, digitalization and mobility.
During your studies you will learn to understand, analyze, model and communicate spatial relationships and their changes over time. For first-year students, there are preparatory courses and introductory courses to provide all students with the necessary basics.
Apart from the formal conditions for admission, you do not have to meet any other requirements. For example, you do not need an HTL degree to apply for the programme. You must register online in the campus software TISS, opens an external URL in a new window to participate in the Programme-PRe-Phase.
The admission takes place in the admission office of the TU Wien.
If you have any questions about your programme, you can contact the Student Union, opens an external URL in a new window and the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation.
The contents of the Programme are divided into different modules. A module consists of individual courses or courses with related content. You must complete these in order to complete the module. Thematically similar modules are combined into examination subjects. These examination subjects appear on the degree certificate with the overall grade achieved upon completion of the programme.
The scope of courses and modules is expressed in ECTS points. One ECTS point represents 25 hours of work.
The Bachelor's Programme Geodesy and Geoinformation is composed of the following examination subjects and modules.
The mandatory foundation modules are:
- Fundamentals: Mathematics, Geometry, Physics, Informatics and Applied Mathematics
- Subject-Specific Deepening: Applied Geodesy, Positioning and Navigation using GNSS, GIS-Basics, Cartography, Introduction to Higher Geodesy, Fundamentals of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Fundamentals of Geophysics, Law and Science, Technical Deepening and Broadening
From the module group of subject-specific elective modules you have to complete four modules of 8 ECTS each: Applied Geophysics, GIS-Applications, Engineering Geodesy, Integrative Project, Multimedia-Cartography, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Sattellite Geodesy
In addition, you must complete 18 ECTS from a catalog of Free Electives and Transferable Skills.
Finally, you have to write your Bachelor's thesis.
More detailed information can be found in the curriculum in TISS, opens an external URL in a new window.
The Bachelor's Programme teaches important basics in areas such as surveying technology, navigation with satellites, earth observation, creation of maps. The goal of the programme is to provide you with a broad foundation in all areas of geodesy and geoinformation. About 70% of the courses are mandatory.
In the subject-specific elective modules, the free electives and the transferable skills you have the opportunity to set your own priorities. In the Master's programme, you can further individualize your curriculum.
You will encounter geodesy and geoinformation in numerous areas of life:
- Navigation systems: Almost every car or smartphone has a navigation system. Satellites are used to determine the current position. This position is displayed on digital maps thanks to cartography. Geoinformation is used to calculate the optimal route directly to TU Wien.
- Climate-related environmental change: Climate change is altering our environment. Remote sensing and photogrammetry help to monitor the global water cycle, the expansion of arid regions and the melting of glaciers.
- Real estate and infrastructure: surveying is used to tell exactly where property boundaries are. Engineers also use it, for example, to ensure that buildings and roads are safe, and they survey tunnels and tracks to make sure they meet requirements.
The career prospects are excellent. Graduates of Geodesy and Geoinformation are in acute demand in many industries.
After graduation, you can work, for example, in public administration, in companies from the construction industry, in the field of energy supply or telecommunications, in engineering consultants' offices or also with cartographic publishers, satellite operators or space agencies such as ESA and NASA.
The Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation has agreements with numerous university locations in Europe that allow students to spend a semester abroad. The International Office can help and support you with the organization.
In the programme itself, emphasis is also placed on practical activities. In the subjects Applied Geodesy and Geophysics, a one-week field exercise is offered in each case. The Integrative Project offers the opportunity to learn connections between different disciplines of geodesy and geoinformation.
During vacation periods, many employers offer internships for geodesy and geoinformation students. These can be recognized by the dean of studies as part of the programme in the Free Electives module.
In the Bachelor's Programme Geodesy and Geoinformation there are enough teaching staff for the students to guarantee a good supervision ratio. The atmosphere is very collegial and the lecturers always have an open ear.
The programme is characterized by a good mixture of theory and practice. The computer and sensor rooms as well as the large measurement laboratory are optimally equipped for carrying out exercises in small groups. This ensures that all students can develop their practical skills.
In the Bachelor's Programme Geodesy and Geoinformation you will spend most of your time at Campus Freihaus, opens an external URL in a new window and Campus Gußhaus, opens an external URL in a new window.
The programme is supervised by the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation.
After you have completed all required courses and your Bachelor's thesis has been evaluated, you can submit your degree.
As a graduate of the Bachelor's Programme Geodesy and Geoinformation, you will be awarded the academic degree "Bachelor of Science" - BSc for short. To find out how to graduate, visit https://www.tuwien.at/en/mg/dekanat/study-degree/bachelors-programme
Questions about the Programme?
Student Union Measurement and Geoinformation
Staircase 2, 3rd floor
Registration for the Bachelor's Programme
For information on admission to the programme, please visit the Programme-PRe-Phase page.
Dean's Office of Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8
Dean of Academic Affairs
Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Vice Dean of Academic Affairs
Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Self Assessment Test
To provide you with a realistic self-assessment you can take this self-assessment test, opens an external URL in a new window. The included tests and questionnaires provide you with an overview of the requirements we deem necessary for successful studies.