M.Sc. On Campus

Geomatic Engineering and Planning

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

24 months
1324 EUR/year
1324 EUR/year
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Geomatic Engineering is a very broad discipline that contributes essentially to the solution of the global challenges. The Geomatic Engineering and Planning master students benefit from small groups, direct contact with leading international researchers and great flexibility in setting their own priorities at at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.


The field of geomatics comprises geographic information science and cartography, geodesy and navigation, cadastral and land surveying, engineering geodesy and geomonitoring, remote sensing and photogrammetry. Society needs experts in each of these areas but it also needs engineers with abilities in several of them for interdisciplinary collaboration with other trades and disciplines.

At the beginning of the Geomatic Engineering and Planning Master's degree studies the students opt for two of the following areas of specialisation, depending on their personal interests and professional goals:

  • Engineering Geodesy and Photogrammetry
  • Space Geodesy and Navigation
  • GIS and Cartography
  • Planning


The ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Master’s degree programme provides in-depth knowledge in the core disciplines in Geomatics. It builds on the knowledge acquired by graduates of the Bachelor’s degree programme and further develops their professional training. Students in the Master’s degree programme can specialise in two areas from the field of Geomatics and Planning. They can largely tailor their studies according to their individual interests. 


Applicants from outside ETH or coming from Bachelor’s degree programmes other than Geomatic Engineering and Planning or Geospatial Engineering must select two out of the following four specialist subject areas during the application phase. Consecutive students from the ETH Bachelor’s degree programmes in Geomatic Engineering and Planning or Geospatial Engineering may select their specialisations at the start of their studies. 

Programme Structure


  • Specialist Subject Areas 
  • Elective Courses 
  • Science in Perspective 
  • Seminar 
  • Interdisciplinary Project
  • Master’s Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Motivation letter
  • Course content information (a short summery of the course contents for each course you have completed or are still going to complete during your Bachelor’s studies as well as)
  • GRE General Test (Required for students who have not obtained their Bachelor degree in one of the EU/EFTA Member State countries; strongly recommended for all other students)
  • English test: Required by the application deadline: Level C1

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1324 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1324 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee: CHF 730/Semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

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