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Surveying and Mapping, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Aalborg, Denmark
Are you interested in satellite positioning and laser scanning? The master's programme in Surveying, Planning and Land Management with specialisation in Surveying and Mapping at Aalborg University is targeted at science and engineering students who want to work with methods and technologies used for positioning and/or mapping of objects on or near the surface of the earth.
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The Surveying and Mapping at Aalborg University will provide you with theories and practical knowledge on how to use positioning/mapping technologies such as satellite positioning, photogrammetry, remote sensing and laser scanning. After completing the programme, you will be able to analyse and solve real world problems related to positioning/mapping.

It takes two years to attain a Master of Science (MSc) in Surveying, Planning and Land Management with specialisation in Surveying and Mapping, and during this time you will meet a wide range of teachers who will present you with new knowledge in key areas.

The educational programme is internationally oriented, and attracts Danish as well as international students. Furthermore the educational programme offers the opportunity of an internship or/and an external study as well as study trips inside and outside Denmark during the 3rd semester.

Job and career

Joining Master in Surveying and Mapping at Aalborg University, you have chosen an exiting future, where you yourself contribute to form your career. Graduates from Surveying and Mapping are needed all over the world.

As a graduate from the master’s programme in Surveying and Mapping you will have a well-rounded set of skills which will make you highly qualified to perform in a wide range of positions in:

  • The National Survey and Cadastre
  • Private surveying companies
  • National and international engineering companies
  • Consultancy companies
  • Oil and gas industries.

During your education you can influence your career possibilities in direction of the job profile that suites you best. Your job opportunities are many, and you will experience that you can often combine skills across traditional professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Surveying
  • Geoinformatics
  • Land Management
  • Positioning
  • Mapping

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

If you have a bachelor degree in Surveying, Planning and Land Management you gain direct access to the the Master’s programme (cand.geom.) in Surveying, Planning and Land Management

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13345 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13345 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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99,600 DKK 

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
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