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Geospatial-Technologies Master's programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

The master’s programme Geospatial Technologies is offered as part of a NAWI Graz co-operation programme between the University of Graz and Graz University of Technology. The course catalogue includes a broad range of interdisciplinary and cross-university classes. The master’s programme focuses on describing and analysing the world using methods of geography and geodesy (profiling). In addition, the programme provides specialization in the fields of geographic information systems, remote sensing, cartography, navigation and location-based services. Particular attention is paid to teaching the ability to effectively connect different disciplines. Research topics of Geospatial Technologies are, among others, methods for capturing and presenting spatial information on different scales, providing geodata for various platforms and subsequently analysing and modelling the processes on the earth’s surface. This research thus aims to observe specific locations and subsequent changes to the environment, e.g. cities/metropolitan areas or mountains as well as their development and ultimately create forecasts for the future. In addition to subject-specific skills, students acquire key soft skills for the professional world, such as solving environmentally relevant questions and problems, approaching applied questions in a practical manner, and recognizing and explaining complex interrelationships involving different perspectives.

Expected results

Graduates of the master’s programme Geospatial Technologies acquire skills in mapping the earth’s surface both from the ground and from the air/space, the production of cartographic basics and 3D databases as well as knowledge about structures and procedures, methods, algorithms and applications in the area of geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing and geovisualisation. They are familiar with the structure, procedure, methods and algorithms in the areas of geographic information systems, remote sensing, navigation and modern cartography as well as data management and processing.


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University degree
Master of Science „MSc“
4 semesters / 120 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
UB 066 806
Faculty of Natural Science (NAWI-Graz),
Faculty of Natural Science,
Faculty of Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education
type of study programme
Qualification level
Master (2nd study cycle)
Appropriate bachelor’s degree or equivalent


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