Application deadline: April 1 (EU and Non EU)
Tuition fee:
  • € 1,835 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,916 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Geomatics is a relatively new science concerned with the analysis, acquisition, management, and visualisation of geographic data with the aim of gaining knowledge and better understanding of the built and natural environments. It is also a broad-based and interdisciplinary field of study. Geomatics remote sensing techniques give us the ability to measure and observe our environment and especially the features that are beyond the capability of the human eye.

Geomatics data management and analysis techniques allow us to turn these measurements into useful information and knowledge with which we can identify patterns, track feature behaviour over time and predict the future state. To do this, Geomatics combines knowledge of Mathematics, Computer Science, Geodesy, and 3D modelling. The field of Geomatics can be applied to a wide range of (research) fields such as Hydrology, Crisis Management, Serious Gaming and Simulation, Urban Planning, and Land Administration.

What you will learn
The Masters programme in Geomatics provides you with the necessary knowledge and expertise to develop better solutions for solving real-world problems in an innovative way. You will become an expert in solving a myriad of challenges in the industrial, governmental, and research sectors related to the use and production of geospatial information. You will become proficient in quickly analysing the needed geospatial information, performing the required processing and analysis steps, and producing an appealing visualisation/presentation of your solutions.

Career prospect
With an MSc in Geomatics you are on the leading edge of a very new, highly relevant, exciting and rapidly expanding field with excellent career opportunities. The recent increase in geo-information use has created a huge need for qualified engineers. Geomatics graduates find positions in local and national governmental agencies such as the Dutch Kadaster, Geonovum and the municipalities of Rotterdam, Amsterdam and The Hague.

Their activities range from data gathering and information processing to project initiation and management. Others take positions in the private sector with industrial firms and consultancy agencies, or pursue doctoral degrees at national and international universities and research institutes. Geomatics graduates are specialists with a broad base who are able to position themselves across the entire breadth of the geomatics spectrum. The geomatics working field is expanding quickly so there is ample opportunity to find a position that suits you best or to start your own company. Geomatics engineers find positions in firms such as Fugro, Grontmij, Shell and Esri.


First year
In the first year, you will take the Common Core courses as well as courses from the various Domain electives. The Common Core provides a strong foundation to all students by teaching the fundamentals of data gathering, processing, analysing, and visualisation. Covered topics include Positioning and Location Awareness, Geographical Information Systems and Geovisualisation, 3D Modelling of the Built Environment, Geo Datasets and Quality, Geo Databases Management Systems, GeoWeb Technology, Spatial Decision Support, and Geo-information Organisation and Legislation.

The Domain electives are sets of interlinked courses meant to broaden and/or deepen the students knowledge in one of the many Geomatics application fields: Urban Design, Urban Analysis, Landscape Architecture, Built Environment, Informatics and Geo-data acquisition. If you need to update your knowledge in Mathematics, Computer Science or basic geographical courses you can use a portion of the Domain electives credits to follow convergence courses.

Second year
In the second year, students can choose to undertake the Geomatics Synthesis Project or follow additional courses from one of the Domain electives. The Synthesis Project allows you to combine knowledge from the core programme and apply it to a real-world project while gaining hands-on experience in project management. The MSc in Geomatics is concluded with an individual graduation project that takes about 9 months to complete.


Numerous scholarships are awarded to admitted students with exceptional promise and outstanding academic achievement by the university, its faculties, departments and industry partners. Consideration for these scholarships requires students to have been admitted to their MSc Programme. Make sure you submit your application as early as possible to be in time for all the scholarship deadlines. More information:

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