“The Space is Yours” – with the MSE profile in Geomatics, you will be able to secure your place in the future-oriented and multi-faceted geospatial industry. You will specialise in selected aspects of geomatics such as surveying, visualising and processing geodata and you will become a specialist in Big Spatial Data, GIS, GPS or cartography.
Outline of the profession
Graduates of the MSE profile in Geomatics are in high demand as specialists for the challenging, future-oriented sector of geoinformation technology. They apply their interdisciplinary knowledge and tried-and-tested practical skills in geography, cartography, IT and geodesy in leading positions in private companies and public-sector institutions. Examples of areas of application include the environmental sector, energy supply, infrastructure management, the protection of cultural heritage, security management and logistics. They often work in an interdisciplinary manner and manage the conception, realisation, implementation and evaluation of challenging, innovative and pioneering geoinformation systems and geomatic technologies for various areas of application.
With an MSE degree in the MSE profile in Geomatics, you will acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- Indoor and outdoor data collection
- Data modelling and analysis
- Data processing and visualisation
As geomatic engineers, graduates of the MSE profile in Geomatics are capable specialists with interdisciplinary training who can implement challenging engineering, development, implementation and service projects. They are capable of planning, devising, specifying, implementing and evaluating highly specialised and task-adapted geoinformation processes and system architectures. Their professional and technical skills cover the whole geoinformation process chain. The specific strengths of the graduates lie in their knowledge and skills regarding geodetic reference systems and methods and processes for the efficient and market-oriented collection of spatio-temporal data while taking into account specific requirements such as accuracy and reliability.
Entry skills and enrolment process
Specific qualifications are required to enrol in this profile. Students holding one of the following bachelor’s degrees with above-average marks generally fulfil these entry requirements.
- BSc in Geomatics
- BSc in Spatial Planning
Assessment of entry skills is part of the enrolment process of the relevant school. Students who do not hold one of the above-mentioned bachelor’s degrees will be individually assessed for their suitability by the relevant University of Applied Sciences.
Recommended theory modules
The theory modules comprise 30 out of 90 ECTS. The modules are taught by professors from all over Switzerland at various locations. You will take these modules together with other MSE students. You can find the recommended theory modules for the MSE in Geomatics (Geo) here.
Additional skills relative to Bachelor of Science
In comparison to the BSc in Geomatics, graduates of the MSE profile in Geomatics possess even more in-depth and/or broader theoretical and conceptual knowledge and skills. They also have the ability to apply these skills and knowledge in a needs-based, independent and targeted manner by combining various areas and using these in a planned fashion. They are able to abstract, evaluate, and develop ideas, concepts and technologies and to identify new solutions for specific tasks.
Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) offering the Geomatics (Geo) profile are shown below. Find out more about the courses of study at the UASs.
“This Space is Yours” – with the MSE profile in Geomatics, you will be able to secure your place in the future-oriented and multi-faceted geospatial industry. You will specialise in selected aspects of geomatics such as surveying, visualising and processing geodata and you will become a specialist in Big Spatial Data, GIS, GPS or cartography.