Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The Geomatics programme offered at the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruheis is a modern self-contained geo-information, geoscience, engineering, and ICT-related discipline. This concerns the geometry as well as physical and socioeconomic features of our Earth, spatial information infrastructures of the built and natural environment, and the simulation of geospatial processes. 


The Geomatics programme is offered at the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruheis.

The data is processed with state-of-the-art information and communication technologies (ICT), often in geographical information systems (GIS) and based on a broad spectrum of mathematical algorithms and models. 

Learning outcomes

Thus, Geomatics plays an important role in products and services, which depend on geospatial data and spatial computing. Nowadays it has an impact on numerous disciplines including environmental management, land development and planning, engineering, geo- and life sciences, traffic, logistics, and utilities.

As economic and political decisions are increasingly based on geo-spatial information, Geomatics plays a key-role for society as a whole. The modern mobile society generates new challenges with a tremendous increase in applications related to e.g. location-based services, 3D city models, crowd-sourced mapping, big data, UAV, indoor navigation, and mobile GIS.

Study program contents and aims

The international study program Geomatics (M.Sc.) comprises 120 ECTS in 4 semesters with generally 5 modules and 30 ECTS per semester. The 2nd and 3rd semesters cover compulsory and elective modules, where 6 electives have to be selected among 10. 

The courses of the 1st semester ensure that all students bring along the required knowledge base. For graduates with a 210 ECTS Bachelor degree, up to 30 ECTS of the 1st semester Master courses can be recognized. In order to qualify as an inter-national study program, one taught semester of the Bachelor or Master program or a substantial portion of the Master thesis phase has to be spent abroad.

Programme Structure

  • Geoinformatics: Application programming for Web processing, monitoring and Open Source GIS;
  • Geovisualization: Computer-aided visualization, communication and use of geospatial information;
  • Geobusiness: Location-aware spatial analysis based on economic principles;
  • Environment: Monitoring and managing our changing natural environment by means of GIS and remote sensing;
  • Geodesy: Engineering photogrammetry and geodesy for automated information extraction;
  • Navigation: GNSS/MEMS integrated precise navigation for out-door and indoor applications.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Certificate of a bachelor's or undergraduate degree of an accredited higher education institution. The degree / major must be in a field related to that of the intended master's program.
  • Bachelor's transcript. Only outstanding applicants can be admitted into the Master's programs, as there is a fixed numerus clausus (mark-based entrance condition): the grade point average of the first degree must be 2.5 or better (German system: 1 = best possible mark, 4 = minimum passing mark). Alternatively, applicants must prove that they are ranked in the upper third (top 35%) of their undergraduate class.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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