Cartography M. Sc.

Cartography M.Sc. is a four semester Master of Science Programme of four universities in Munich, Vienna, Dresden and Twente. It covers knowledge of and competencies in the visual representation, analysis, and exploration of the digital Earth, together with its spatiotemporal elements and circumstances. The content of the program focuses chiefly on methods and applications in the areas of data modelling, data analysis and the visualization of geographical information.

What you'll learn

The composition is a complementary approach of the partners’ different research and educational profiles in an area where each partner is a leader in their own country and recognized internationally. With a very high concentration of scientific competence in cartography and cartography-related fields, the programme is outstanding not only in Europe. 
The programme takes place at all four cooperating universities and is completely taught in English. Students stay together as a group during the whole time and have to spend their 1st semester at TUM in Germany. Then they have to study the 2nd semester at TU Vienna in Austria. After that they study their 3rd semester at TU Dresden in Germany. During the first and third semester, online modules from the University of Twente are integrated in the curriculum. In the 4th semester students prepare their Master’s thesis at one of the four participating universities.

Study information

During the 1st semester at TUM, the foundations in cartography and geovisualization are taught. In the 2nd semester at TUW students gain knowledge in multimedia cartography, especially in web mapping, mobile internet and location-based services (LBS). Students specialize in mobile cartography and 3D cartography in the 3rd semester at TUD. During the first and third semester, online modules from the University of Twente are integrated in the curriculum.
The curriculum is structured in complementary and consecutive modules. It is based on lectures, exercises, seminars and project works. In the beginning of the 3rd semester, an 11 days alpine field school within the module Georelief and Cartography takes place.

The programme focuses on a comprehensive education in cartography and geoinformatics, in particular on spatial information technologies, mathematic principles of map making, spatial data handling, theories and technologies of visual analytics, geovisualization and communication of spatial information. The curriculum is structured in complementary and consecutive modules. It is based on lectures, exercises, seminars and project works. A comprehensive collection of all details about the programme can be found in the student handbook.

Although organized by four leading universities, the Cartography M.Sc. programme is officially registered at TUM. This means that Cartography adheres to the application and admission procedures of TUM. Your application will proceed through the TUMonline application system. A guideline about TUMonline application can be found here.
Before you go there, please first check whether you meet the entry requirements for the Cartography M.Sc. programme and if you have all your documents for application ready. If you obtained your diploma from a country outside of EU/EEA or Switzerland, you need to apply additionally via uni-assist - University Application Service for International Students to make a preliminary evaluation whether you meet the entry requirements for the Master programme at TUM.
More information on the application process to Cartography M. Sc. can be found on the Program's Webpage.