All courses are held in English. Assignments, project reports, examinations, and the Master's thesis are to be written in English.
15 May - international applicants
15 June - European applicants
15 July - Germans and residents of Germany
International students who are not EU nationals pay a tuition fee of 1,500 EUR per semester. (For information on exemptions, please see: https://www.hs-karlsruhe.de/en/prospective-students/guidance-advice/study-fees/.)
Geomatics is a modern, self-contained geo-information, geoscience, engineering, and ICT-related discipline. It deals with the acquisition, processing, modelling, analysis, and visualisation of spatially referenced data. This concerns the geometry as well as the physical and socioeconomic features of our Earth, spatial information infrastructures of the built and natural environment, and the simulation of geospatial processes. The data originates from many different sources, including satellites, air and seaborne sensors, ground-based measurements, surveys and statistics, and analogue maps. Today’s techniques make extensive use of GNSS and often involve the crowd. 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. Thus, Geomatics plays an important role in products and services, which depend on geospatial data and spatial computing.
The internationally oriented programme is unique in combining the study of cartography and geodesy with a focus on the following six fields of specialisation:
- geoinformatics: application programming for web processing, monitoring, and open source GIS
- geovisualisation: computer-aided visualisation, 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 outdoor and indoor applications
The international Geomatics programme is also offered in cooperation with the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) as a double-degree MSc programme. Students have the opportunity to spend one year at HsKA (Germany) and one year at UPV (Spain) in order to receive Master's degrees from both universities.
Due to the high demand for qualified Geomatics engineers, the MSc graduates are guaranteed a wide choice of rewarding careers at national and international levels in private industry as well as at governmental or scientific institutions. In Germany, the MSc graduates can pursue a career in the higher civil service ("Höherer Verwaltungsdienst"). The MSc degree also qualifies graduates of the programme for PhD programmes. At Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, PhD studies can be carried out in cooperation with different German and foreign partner universities.