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Geoinformatics (MEng)

Geoinformatics is an innovative growth market with good prospects for creative and competent specialists who can record, analyse and prepare geodata in a user-friendly way using modern methods.

Master's Degree Programme in Geoinformatics

The Master's degree programme in Geoinformatics provides a scientific and research-oriented education that qualifies students for independent work in functional and management positions in the private sector, public administration and research and development.

In addition to basic modules on geodata modelling, system specification and the development of geodata infrastructures, a wide range of elective modules are offered that enable students to deepen their knowledge in the areas of point cloud processing and building information modelling (BIM). Current topics from research and practice are covered, such as the use of point clouds in 3D coordinate spaces (building and city models, underground models, 3D archaeology), BIM methods and tools. Interdisciplinary elective modules, e.g. on simulation modelling, sustainable development and an international summer school, round off the training of tomorrow's managers.

By the way: this Master's degree qualifies you for a traineeship in the higher surveying administration service (if you choose the right modules during your studies).

For documents such as exam regulations and module handbook, please visit the programme's german page.

Career prospects

Geoinformatics - shaping the future and broadening horizons

Geoinformatics is a discipline of applied computer science. The Master's degree programme is designed to qualify our graduates in particular for those areas of application in which proven software development skills and the ability to deal with complex spatial issues are required. The specialisations qualify you for a variety of future-proof professional fields.

Programme structure

Basic structure:

In-depth basics

  • Mathematical Methods of Geoinformatics
  • Geodata Infrastructure
  • Geodata Modelling

Subject-related elective modules

  • Development of Geoinformation Products
  • Spatial Decision Support
  • Advanced Methods of Software Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Programming and Integration of Sensors

General elective modules

  • Modelling and Processing of Point Clouds
  • Interdisciplinary BIM Seminar
  • Fundamentals of BIM-based collaboration
  • International Summer School

Comprehensive modules

  • Sustainability and Corporate Management

This degree programme is part of the Ruhr Master School (RMS). Choose from additional compulsory elective modules from the partner universities Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, which will be recognised for your studies at Bochum University of Applied Sciences. Take advantage of the extended study options!

Take a look at the elective courses