Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics (M.Sc)

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Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics (M.Sc)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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  • 120
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  • Masters
  • 2 years


Graduates of the Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics course work wherever geodata is measured, recorded, analyzed, visualized, and interpreted with the help of modern information technology and digital media: from the automotive industry to the instrument development and electronics industry, software development, construction companies, engineering offices and public administration and authorities to international aerospace organizations. In addition to direct entry into a job, very good graduates can also do a doctorate, which enables them to pursue a career in research and teaching, for example.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for access to the master's degree in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics can be found in the current access statutes. These are roughly summarized:

  • A successful bachelor's degree in a physical-natural science, engineering-information technology, in particular, geodesy or geoinformatics-related, or geoscientific subject with at least three years of standard study time and with a minimum of 180 ECTS points
  • necessary minimum knowledge and minimum performance imparted by the bachelor's degree
    • Mathematics, statistics, physics, and/or mechanics with a total of 25 credit points
    • (Geo-) computer science, image processing, remote sensing, photogrammetry, geosciences, geodesy, and/or cartography with a total of 30 credit points
  • Proof of sufficient English skills that correspond to at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference, for example, Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with at least 90 points in the internet-based test or IELTS at least 6.5 and no section below 5.5 or an equivalent proof
    • Proof of English proficiency through one of the above tests is not required for applicants with a secondary school degree or a university degree from a school or university in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand. Proof of one of the above tests is also not required for applicants with a university degree from a university within the EU / EEA or in Switzerland with English as the only language of instruction and examination

Courses Units

The aim of the course is the ability to apply the acquired scientific knowledge and methods independently and to evaluate their significance and scope for solving complex scientific and social problems. To achieve this goal, the curriculum of the course includes both methodological basics as well as advanced and specialized methods and applications.

The total number of credit points (CP) is 120. They are distributed among the departments as follows:

  • Remote sensing 23 CP
  • Mathematics and Beyond 15 CP
  • Profile Courses 20 CP
  • Supplementary Modules 8 CP
  • Lab rotation 20 CP
  • Key Competences 4 CP
  • Master's thesis 30 CP

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