There is increasing recognition both nationally and internationally of the importance of geospatial information to industry and commerce, governments and society as a whole, reflected in the emergence of a dynamic geographic information (GI) industry. However, the growth of the upwardly mobile GI sector is hampered by a shortage of suitably qualified second-generation professionals.
The aim of the masters programme is to provide students with extensive, detailed knowledge of the theory and methods of geomatics on a high scientific level. Master Thesis is related to research and development activities of the professors. Small working groups, permanent dialoque with the teachers and intensive support guarantee a quick study and a successful degree.
There is increasing recognition both nationally and internationally of the importance of geospatial information to industry and commerce, governments and society as a whole, reflected in the emergence of a dynamic geographic information (GI) industry. However, the growth of the upwardly mobile GI sector is hampered by a shortage of suitably qualified second-generation professionals. University graduates with proven capability in the acquisition, processing, analysis and visualisation of spatial information based on experience in the development and application of geographic information systems are categorised under the mainstream information and communications technology industry in Germany's "Green Card" system. Although a number of courses in subjects such as geography, cartography, geodesy, geology and environmental sciences include instruction in the processing and visual display of geographic information, GI industry companies and institutions regularly complain of a lack of candidates with the requisite multidisciplinary expertise. The high demand for qualified GI specialists guarantees graduates of programmes that teach these skills a wide choice of challenging and rewarding careers both nationally and internationally.
Because they involve a combination of spatial and temporal components, the presentation and communication of geoinformation require sophisticated systems with highly skilled users. The methods of spatial visualisation and map design in particular offer great potential for the design and use of visual media for cartographic communication by virtue of their wide applicability.
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The development of powerful integrated sensor systems combined with modern communications technology has also given rise to revolutionary new applications and interdisciplinary approaches with strong future potential, particularly in the online capture and modelling of geodata and automatic measurement and analysis. Apart from geodetic measurement systems, this includes technologies of the future such as mobile and GPS positioning systems location based mobile information services, outdoor and indoor navigation, integrated machine and vehicle navigation systems and automatic environmental monitoring systems.
Intensive training in geoinformation processing, theoretical and practical aspects of the visualisation of spatial data, information and navigation technology, information science and software engineering is therefore an important element of the geomatics masters degree programme.
Potential areas of employment for graduates:
- GI systems in the government and private sphere
- Consultancy and development in environmental monitoring and natural hazard prevention
- Mobile network planning
- Location Based Services
- Geopost and telecommunications
- Georeferencing consultancy and services, geospatial database creation and transformation
- Satellite navigation
- Research and development in construction and plant control, location based services, outdoor and indoor navigation systems, car navigation.
- Qualification for executive functions and leadership positions
- Assumption into the “higher service”
- Starting a doctorate for a scientific career
- Entrance into the international job market
2 years (4 semesters)
Course starts Winter and Summersemesters
Last Date of Application for Winter semester 15. Juli, for das Sommersemester 15. Januar.