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Bachelor’s Programme Geodesy and Geoinformation

Programme Code

UE 033 221 - Bachelor’s Programme Geodesy and Geoinformation

Duration of Programme

6 semesters


180 ECTS




Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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Programme contents

Geodesy is the science of measuring and mapping the earth's surface. It includes the determination of the geometric figure of the Earth (including the seabed), its gravitational field and the orientation of the Earth in space. On the one hand, geodesy is the link between astronomy and geophysics; on the other hand, many geodetic measurement methods belong to the engineering sciences.

Geoinformation deals with the nature and function of geographical information and its representation and communication in the form of maps and interactive cartographic information systems.

The Bachelor's Programme "Geodesy and Geoinformation" offers a practice-oriented range of courses in applied geodesy and geoinformation and thus enables immediate entry into a profession.


The Programme-PRe-Phase serves to discuss the choice of Bachelor's Programme and it is not a selection method. It is divided into two parts, which must be completed online before the admission:

  • Online survey on the choice of Programme: It serves the purpose of self-assessment, reflection on the choice of Bachelor's Programme as well as for deepening the requirements and general conditions of the Programme.
  • Interactive taster course: This provides initial content and information on these studies.

Further information about the programme

If you have an interest in geoscience, think topics such as climate change, natural catastrophes, resource management, and the mobility and development of urban and natural areas are important, and you want to learn more about the underlying processes and their interactions in the Earth's system, then you have come to the right place. These interests and a basic understanding of mathematics, computer science, physics and navigation is what all our students have in common.

The ability to reliably identify, model and link spatial contexts and their chronological change and to convey this to the general public is growing in importance. The Measurement and Geoinformation course at TU Wien meets this challenge with the comprehensive study it provides.

The bachelor's programme imparts foundational knowledge for the understanding of geodetic measuring techniques, reference systems, satellite navigation and observation of the Earth, geophysical processes and terrestrial and aircraft-mounted laser scanning. Geographical information systems also form part of the course, as do the main features of cartographic representation and the creation of interactive maps for the Internet or mobile phone. Graduates will have carried out practical measurements and operated realistic software packages.

Career prospects are very varied, ranging from independent employment in engineering consultancy firms, the public sector, construction companies, energy suppliers and telecommunications to cartographic publishers, satellite operators and space agencies. In all, this field opens the door to excellent career opportunities.

Graduates will be able to use new technologies to the benefit of the general public. They will be able to work creatively in a team and with additional practical experience, to be a responsible team leader. They will also be adept at efficiently presenting results and will speak English to a high proficiency so that they can work at an international level.

There are 7 research groups devoted to the field, which together form the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (E120). All are located at the Gußhausstraße site, where most of the important lecture theatres for this course are also situated.

  • Remote Sensing research group
  • Geoinformation research group
  • Geophysics research group
  • Advanced geodesy research group
  • Geodetic engineering research group
  • Cartography research group
  • Photogrammetry research group
  • Climate and Environmental Remote Sensing research group

This course is characterised by its in-depth scientific aspects, strong practical emphasis and interdisciplinary orientation. Introductory lectures in relevant disciplines ensure that students receive the broad education required to deepen their knowledge in our Master's Programme Geodesy and Geoinformation, in the International Master's Programme Cartography (that TU Wien organizes together with other universities) or other related programs in Austria and internationally.

Dean of Academic Affairs

Hans-Berndt Neuner

Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs

Robert Weber

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

More Information and Contact

Dean's office of Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation

Wiedner Hauptstraße 8
1040 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 58801 10003
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Student Union

Student Union Measurement and Geoinformation

Gußhausstraße 27-29
Staircase 2, 3rd floor
1040 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 58801 49552
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Self Assessment Test

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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.