Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics

The M.Sc. course aims at educating future decision makers and senior engineers of information and land management projects, national authorities for mapping, photogrammetry, land consolidation, cadastre, forestry, agriculture, rural and urban planning or environment monitoring.

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DURATION:
18 months

Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart

Location Stuttgart is a vibrant, fascinating city and the state capital of Baden-Wuerttemberg. It is the economic, cultural, sporting and social hub of a region in the heart of Europe with more than 2.5 million inhabitants. The city is surrounded by beautiful countryside; the Black Forest and Lake Constance are highlights in southern Germany and are not far away. The University of Applied Sciences (UAS) is located in the heart of Stuttgart. The UAS has a long history with a rich tradition in engineering education since 1832.
Course focus The M.Sc. course aims at educating future decision makers and senior engineers of information and land management projects, national authorities for mapping, photogrammetry, land consolidation, cadastre, forestry, agriculture, rural and urban planning or environment monitoring.

The postgraduate course offers scientific and practice-oriented education and training in the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing and geoinformatics. An important objective is the transfer of up-to-date techniques to practice under different technological conditions.

Photogrammetric technology is trained on modern digital workstations including sophisticated analytical systems. Focus is on processing aerial photographs, from scanning, automated aero triangulation and acquisition of digital elevation models, to orthoimage generation and topographic and thematic mapping. Gaining experience in working with alternative data sources of increasing importance, like high resolution remote sensing satellites and radar and airborne laser scanning, round off modern photogrammetric education.

The main topics focused on in the field of geoinformatics are the acquisition, storage, analysis, retrieval and display of spatial related data, concerning both earth’s physical features and the man-made environment. Studying the methods for data modelling in geoinformation systems, design and handling of diverse databases, GIS-data formats, GIS customisation including programming, all accompanied by intensive training are important parts of the postgraduate course. Most recent developments like world wide web technologies, 3D-visualisation and integration of GIS and photogrammetry prepare course participants for the future.

A full-time research project aiming at the elaboration of a Master’s the- sis within six months concludes the programme.

Target group The course is designed for all kinds of professional producers or users of geo-data (e.g., in photogrammetry, geodesy, civil engineering, land surveying, agriculture, cartography, forestry, geography, geology), in particular from developing countries, who are involved as decision makers or project engineers in the acquisition, administration and use of geo-data in the context of geoinformation systems, photogrammetry and remote sensing.
Course language English
Entry requirements
  • Degree (equivalent of B.Sc.) in Civil Engineering, Geodesy, Geography, Agriculture, Forestry or corresponding degrees of other professions related to geo-data
  • Two years of competent professional experience are required
  • English – TOEFL (550 points or internet-based 79 points) or IELTS (Band 6) – certificate
  • Age limit: 36 years
Degree Awarded Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics
Course Begins Every year in October
Course Duration 18 months (two semesters and six months supervised study with Master’s thesis)
Course Structure Photogrammetry & Geoinformatics_Studienordnung und Curriculum
Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme 2 months (for students awarded a DAAD-scholarship)
Remarks The study course is accredited by ASIIN, the Accreditation Agency for Study Courses in Engineering, Informatics, Natural Science and Math- ematics. Complete applications must be submitted in English. A good mathematical background and good computer skills are required.

It is difficult to find furnished apartments in Stuttgart; therefore, we advise against bringing your family.

In addition to the official DAAD application form, candidates are required to submit a particular course application form which is available at http://www.hft-stuttgart.de

Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.hc. Dietrich Schröder (Programme Director)/ Dipl.-Ing. Beate Baur (Programme Coordinator)
Schellingstraße 24
D-70174 Stuttgart
+49 (0)7118926-2709
+49 (0)711 / 8926-2556