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
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.
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- Specialist Subject Areas
- Elective Courses
- Science in Perspective
- Interdisciplinary Project
- Master’s Thesis
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesEnvironmental Engineering Geographical Information Systems (GIS) View 7 other Masters in Environmental Engineering in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
International1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
National1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- Tuition fee: CHF 730/Semester
Living costs for Zürich
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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