Bachelor’s Programme Geodesy and Geoinformation

Course ID

UE 033 221 - Bachelor’s degree in Geodesy and Geoinformation

Duration of course

6 semesters


180 ECTS

Certificate received upon completion

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Course programme
Info folder (German)

TU Wien attempts to support prospective students in their decision making phase for their studies, while ensuring the high and internationally recognized quality of their studies and teaching.

As of the winter semester 2019/20, there will be either admission or selection procedures (for bachelor's programmes with limited places) for all bachelor's programmes at TU Wien or a study preparation and reflection phase (PRe phase) for bachelor's programmes without place restrictions.

Details on the PRe phase can be found here, opens an external URL in a new window.

General information

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.

Geodesy is the science that deals with the measurement and representation of the Earth's surface, including the determination of the Earth's geometrical shape (taking ocean floors into account), its gravitational field and its orientation in the universe. On one hand, geodesy combines astronomy and geophysics; on the other hand, many geodetic measuring techniques fall under engineering science.

Geoinformation deals with the character and function of geographical information and its representation and conveyance in the form of maps and interactive geographical information systems.

The Geodesy and Geoinformatics bachelor's programme provides practical study of applied geodesy and geoinformation and thus enables students to enter the working world immediately after completion of the course.

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 for further study in one of the three master's courses: Measurement and Land Registry, Geodesy and Geophysics, Geoinformation and Cartography — or further study in related courses in Austria and other countries.

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.

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.

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.

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

Dean of Studies

Robert Weber

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

Vice Dean of Studies

Gernot Tragler

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

More Information and Contact

Dekanat der Fakultät für Mathematik und Geoinformation
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8
1040 Wien

T +43-1-58801-10003

Website of the Dean's office, opens an external URL in a new window


Student Association

Student Association Measurement and Geoinformation

Gußhausstraße 27-29
Stiege 2, 3. Stock
1040 Wien

T +43-1-58801-49552, opens an external URL in a new window

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.