To do justice to the broad spectrum of the subject and constantly changing needs and methods, the geodesy and geoinformatics programme at Leibniz Universität Hannover covers a wide range of subjects.
This programme is distinguished by its practical relevance. Alongside research-oriented theory, projects and seminars are deliberately designed to develop key competencies such as teamwork and problem-oriented actions. This combination makes it possible for graduates to choose from a broad spectrum of employment opportunities.
In the Master's programme, students pursue independent research and development activities in industry or research institutes. In the first semester, there are activities which serve to summarise the basics in six disciplines:
- Engineering geodesy
- Physical geodesy
- Positioning and navigation
- Photogrammetry and remote sensing
- Space and Real Estate Management
Building on the compulsory modules in geodesy and geoinformatics, students can specialise in one or more specialist area(s) whereby one entire subject area (geodesy and geoinformatics) can never be completely deselected. In parallel, there is a one-year project seminar where a complex research-oriented task is tackled in small groups.
In an optional module, students are given the opportunity to attend courses from the Leibniz Universität Hannover's entire selection of courses. The submission of a Master's thesis completes academic studies.
Study abroad unit(s)
Study abroad possible at numerous partner universities worldwide, internships abroad possible
Internships are possible at all study levels, usually during semester breaks. Due to close relations to industry and to the public sector, internships can be planned by students individually. Support is given by the faculty.
Forms of assessment
Mostly oral exams (2, 3, 4, 5 ECTS), project work with essay and presentation (12 ECTS), presentation (2 ECTS), Master's thesis (30 ECTS)
The Master of Science in Geodesy and Geoinformatics imparts a comprehensive specialists knowledge in both fields as well as in additional soft skills such as presentation techniques or project management.
Graduates work for suppliers of geodetic measuring and evaluation systems, for software producers and geoinformation service providers, in manufacturing control, and in the construction industry. In the public sector they are employed in the fields of town and country surveying, in real estate land registry and rural development or in transport and planning authorities. The Master of Science qualification is an entry requirement for the higher technical administrative service. Moreover, graduates are employed at research facilities both within universities and externally.