In the past, maps were the only visible form of geo-information, and navigation systems and mobile Internet route planners now take on this task. Digital surveying such as satellite images has also found its way into surveying today. The degree programs in this area teach you how to identify, process and apply the necessary data.
The study field at a glance
Geoinformation is still a young scientific discipline. It contains elements from geography, geology, ecology and cartography, and combines them with basic sciences such as mathematics and computer science. It involves the analysis and processing of spatial data. Geoinformation develops computer-aided solutions to provide services, e.g. navigational aids or 3-D models of cities and landscapes, to develop.
Surveying or geodesy deals with the collection and processing of geodata of real estate and buildings. Using state-of-the-art technology - electronic tachymeters, high-precision satellite receivers (GPS) or photogrammetry and laser scanning - geo-data for the planning, supervision and execution of construction projects are obtained. The measured data are evaluated software-supported and documented and visualized with the aid of geographic information systems and web services.
The bachelor program offers modules in natural sciences and mathematics as well as topics such as: engineering mathematics, experimental physics, geosciences, geo-data programming, statistics and geodetic computing, geodetic metrology, global positioning system (GPS), engineering geodesy and geodetic point fields, geo-information and cartography, spatial planning, Surface and real estate management, photogrammetry and remote sensing, compensation calculation, astronomical, physical and mathematical geodesy, positioning and navigation, engineering geodesy and geodetic evaluation methods, image processing, computer graphics / visualization, law, business and economics.
Contents of the course
The students study basic modules in mathematics, chemistry, physics and engineering (engineering mechanics, electrical engineering, material and design engineering, metrology, control engineering, thermodynamics, energy and environmental engineering, and pipeline construction).
Deepening opportunities are possible in areas such as technical building equipment / building technology: heating and air conditioning technology, gas, water and sanitary technology, electrical installation, rational use of energy, climate-friendly construction, fire protection, integrated planning; public and industrial supply: energy and refrigeration, gas, water and electricity supply, district heating, combustion and gas technology, energy industry; Environmental engineering: Pipeline construction, emission control, wastewater technology, waste management.
At technical universities / colleges focus in the field of supply engineering can be formed in advanced mechanical engineering studies. Of particular importance is the field of heat and fuel technology.
In degree programs such as Facility Management or Real Estate Management, knowledge from the areas of business administration, engineering and natural sciences, but also law is imparted.
Admission criteria & course application
Internships are an integral part of the degree course at colleges and universities. For FH degree programs, a full internship semester is usually integrated.
Possible careers after graduation
Employment opportunities for graduates can be found in engineering and surveying offices, in construction companies, in aircraft and automobile manufacturers and their suppliers, in manufacturers of measurement and evaluation systems. Further job opportunities are offered by authorities such as land surveying and cadastral offices and land consolidation authorities. You can also find employment in research, for example at universities or other research institutions.