Bachelor of Science in Geoinformatics
Geoinformatics solves space-related problems using computer-assisted applications. On a global level, geoinformation scientists deal with, for example, simulation of climate change, at a regional level with the management and monitoring of private power grids, on a local level with personalised mobility apps. Nowadays, 80 % of all decisions are based at least on a spatial component and need the collection, analysis and visualisation of geodata to do this; i.e. a deep understanding for digital processing of spatial information. To this end, in the interface between informatics and geography, geoinformatics provides a well-founded and comprehensive education for effective solution of global problems that our society faces.
In addition to the fundamental courses, the accredited bachelor of science course in geoinformatics offers diverse practically-orientated events. In addition to the learning content for the chosen subject, the course also imparts general learning content such as teamwork, work organisation and project management.
Starting a course in the winter semester is recommended, as starting in the summer semester could lead to study delays. Following a standard study period of 6 semesters, you can acquire a university Bachelor of Science degree in geoinformatics. Based on this, you can then take a master of science course in geoinformatics.
The bachelor of science course in geoinformatics is interdisciplinary and is therefore offered jointly by the Institute for Informatics and by the Institute for Geography. The professors work on national and international research projects, publish worldwide and cooperate with numerous universities, research facilities and firms at home and abroad. Students of geoinformatics receive intensive support, not only from experts of the Institute for Informatics but also the experts of the Institute for Geography. Close relationships also exist with the Environmental Sciences Centre (Wissenschaftszentrum Umwelt), the Schneefernerhaus environmental research station as well as the Centre for Interdisciplinary Health Reseach (Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Gesundheitsforschung).
A special feature of this course is the possibility of spending an integrated semester abroad. To this end, in particular European as well as worldwide cooperation exist on a university and on a professional level. The compulsory work placement can also be carried out abroad.
Study of geoinformatics provides a well-founded and at the same time diverse academic education. Following your successful graduation, diverse fields of work are open to you, for example:
- Urban and regional planning,
- Waste management
- Environmental monitoring
- Logistics, navigation and traffic,
- Telecommunication and eCommerce,
- Marketing, leisure and tourism,
- Agriculture and forestry,
- Landscape planning,
- Emergency management and disaster response,
- Water and energy supply,
- Risk assessment for insurance firms and much more.
Our bachelor degree enables the graduates to use geoinformatics tools in the different fields of application.