Professional career

The ever increasing importance of geospatial information for private industry, governmental institutions as well as society as a whole has led to a dynamic geographic information (GI) industry. However, the growth of the upwardly mobile GI sector is still hampered by a shortage of highly qualified professionals. In Germany, university graduates with excellent professional skills in the acquisition, processing, analysis and visualisation of spatial information, based on their experience in the development and application of geographic information systems, are still categorised as mainstream information and communications technology graduates. Although a number of courses in subjects such as geography, cartography, geodesy, geology and environmental sciences include instruction in the processing and visual display of geographic information, GI companies and institutions have a constant shortage of qualified candidates with the required multidisciplinary expertise. The high demand for qualified GI specialists guarantees graduates of our Master’s program a wide choice of challenging and rewarding careers on national and international levels.

Potential fields for employment

  • Environmental management by means of GIS and remote sensing
  • Environmental monitoring and disaster prevention
  • Mobile network planning
  • Geomarketing / geobusiness
  • Location based services
  • Reinsurance industry
  • Geopost and telecommunications
  • Georeferencing, consulting, and services
  • Geospatial database creation and transformation
  • Satellite navigation
  • Research and development in construction and plant control
  • Outdoor and indoor navigation systems

Reasons to study at our faculty

  • Practically oriented education, on-going dialog with professionals
  • Timely study course with a clear and defined program, exams at the end of each semester
  • Laboratory work and practical training in small- guided groups
  • Attractive Master’s theses in research (projects) and development (industry), nationally and internationally
  • State-of-the-art curriculum
  • Guidance by professors
  • Assistance if language difficulties occur
  • Tutorials, educational guidance- and counseling
  • Opportunity for future job qualification in innovative research projects
  • Active exchange programs within international networks with other universities
  • Full accreditation of the Master’s program by ASIIN, a member of the Washington Accord