Geodesy and Navigation
In the Geodesy and Navigation (GuN) degree program, we prepare you for your future involvement in engineering projects. Your knowledge will ensure that tunnels are built in the correct direction or that the shape of cars and airplanes can be controlled with millimeter precision when building vehicles.
You will determine property boundaries, draw up plans and stake-out measures when a new construction area is being developed, and supervise building construction projects during construction monitoring, or supervise control measurements. Or you ensure that there are up-to-date maps for the navigation systems in cars.
For this purpose, we teach you knowledge of measurement and mathematical evaluation methods. You will get to know the electronic measuring methods, satellite measurements, statistical data analysis and information systems with which we can mathematically record and describe our environment. Not to mention that you will acquire the ability to use these tools to solve practical problems, whether it is permanently securing land ownership, monitoring the stability of a structure, or navigating a vehicle.
Upon completion of the Bachelor's degree, most graduates directly enter working life. Career prospects are excellent both in the public sector (civil service career) and in the private sector. According to an analysis by the Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaft (German Economic Institute), surveying technology is one of the top 10 bottleneck professions regarding experts. However, you can also become self-employed and take over, or start your own, engineering office.
If you want to continue studying by the end of your Bachelor's degree, you can choose from a variety of relevant Master's degree programs. At Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, we offer the international Master's degree program in Geomatics, which is based on the Bachelor.
|Qualification awarded||Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)|
|Start of program||Winter semester|
|ECTS credit points||210 in total|
|Standard period of study||7 semesters|
|Admission prerequisites||Pre-study work experience is not required|
Admission to the geodesy and navigation course is free from the winter semester 2021/22.
Do you want to spend your professional life not only in the office and are you willing to work outside? Then you can work on geodetic projects in the field. You will manage measurements in the field and need a good spatial sense to decide which measurements will produce an optimal result.
You plan or evaluate geodetic measurements by applying mathematically sound procedures that you adapt to the specific task at hand. For example, when constructing a tunnel, before monitoring neighboring buildings, you must prove that your measuring instruments and statistical methods can detect dangerous deformations safely and in time. You will therefore need an interest in mathematics and computer science, as computers are essential for completing the tasks. However, programming skills are not required at the start of the program.