Geodesy and Geoinformation B. Sc.

The Bachelor's degree program in Geodesy and Geoinformation teaches the engineering fundamentals for recording, measuring and mapping the earth's habitat. It is interdisciplinary and combines mathematics, computer science, physics, geosciences, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Geodetic topics are constantly present in our everyday life - be it determining one's own location using a navigation device, the early detection of natural hazards or in the form of maps.

Geodesy and Geoinformation at the TUM School of Engineering and Design offers a diverse range of subjects, from engineering surveying of complex structures and the ordering of land to the 3D digitization of cities or the area-wide monitoring of sea levels.

What you'll learn for your future?

After successfully completing the degree program, you will have a broad portfolio of fundamental mathematical and physical technical and methodological skills. As a student, you will acquire sound knowledge in surveying and remote sensing technologies, engineering mathematics, experimental physics and spatial planning. You will be able to record and analyze changes in the human environment using terrestrial and satellite sensing technologies, analytical techniques, and communication media.. Furthermore, you will be able to acquire, process and visualize precise geoinformation.

During your studies, you will learn to apply the methods and tools of land and building surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing, satellite geodesy, cartography, geoinformatics, and spatial and urban development. Whether mobile mapping, climate change monitoring, autonomous driving or digital urban twins: as a geodesist, you will record spatial relationships, digitally map the earth's surfacetake, and take into account legal and social frameworks. 

The Bachelor's degree program in Geodesy and Geoinformation at TUM opens the door to a wide range of professions and activities in the public sector (e.g. surveying administrations, land registry offices, engineering offices) and private sector (e.g. energy supply, transport, real estate industry, planning offices, real estate departments, aerospace, software development). At the same time, the program provides access to the Master Cartography, Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology (ESPACE), Geodesy and Geoinformation, Information Technologies for the Built Environment and Land Management and Geospatial Science.

Studying Geodesy and Geoinformation at TUM

In the video, Bachelor student Antonia tells us something about herself and her course of study in geodesy and geoinformation, as well as about studying at the Technical University of Munich.

Study Information

Type of Study: Full Time
Standard Duration of Studies: 6 Semester
Credits: 180 ECTS
Start of Degree Program: Winter Semester (October)
Application Period: Winter semester: 15.05. – 15.07.
Language: German
Structure: Basic studies (semesters 1-2), main studies (semesters 3 - 6), Bachelor thesis (semester 6)
Tuition Fees: for Students from Non-EU Countries


  • Basic studies with basic orientation exam (semesters 1-2)
  • Specialised courses in earth measurement, photogrammetry, remote sensing, cartography, satellite geodesy, engineering geodesy, geoinformatics and land management (semesters 3 - 6)
  • Bachelor thesis (semester 6)

Possibility of stays abroad ideally in the 6th semester (summer semester). More information: TUM Exchange

A professional internship of at least four weeks must be completed by the end of studies (it can also be completed in advance). The internship may be divided, but not less than 2 weeks (see FPSO 2019 §37a).

Please apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

  • No suitability assessment procedure
  • Basics Orientation Examination in Semester 1 (20 credits, see FPSO2019)