MSc Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics

General Information

The master program Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics is research-based and makes use of the unique capabilities available at KIT in these fields. The first and second semesters of the two-year program set a common basis in remote sensing and geoinformatics techniques and applications. At the same time, a selection of one out of six profiles allows for an individual specialization according to the student's interests. Two lab rotations in the third semester allow students detailed insights into the scientific work of self-selected research groups at KIT and beyond, and help them gain hands-on research experience. A six-month MSc thesis is completed in the fourth semester. Successful students are awarded the degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics. The program language is English. Selected supplementary courses in any language may be chosen from other KIT programs to complement the desired profile of the students.


When to apply

To leave sufficient time for organizing accommodation and visa (where required), we strongly recommend that you apply by 15 June for the winter semester (starting 1 October), and 15 December for the summer semester (starting 1 April).


Details and legal documents

Please consult the SLE web page.

Unofficial English version of the studies and examination regulations (SPO)

Course schedule Summer 2020 (updated 2020-04-22)

Exams schedule Winter 2019/2020



Module handbook (last update 2019-06-26) (pdf, 495 kB)

Form for accreditation of external accomplishments (last update 2019-11-15) (pdf, 119 kB)


Frequently asked questions

  1. When does the new programme start? - Winter term 2018/2019.
  2. Where do I find information on registration? - On the SLE web page for this programme.
  3. Do I meet the language requirements? - You do if you have obtained one of the test scores listed in the Zugangssatzung (see SLE page linked above), or have taken English lessons continuously from 8th grade to the German Abitur.
  4. I have a BSc degree in X. Do I qualify for the MSc programme? - If your BSc is in Geodesy, Geophysics, Geoecology, Geosciences, Meteorology or similar, the answer is likely yes. Details need to be clarified individually.
  5. Who can I contact with further questions? - Dr. Michael Mayer; Consulting hours, Tuesdays 11:30 -13:00 (building 01:90 (Kaiserstr. 14), room 103; wrt Corona Pandemic within zoom, for details see ILIAS course of the teaching unit)
  6. Are there FAQs for enrolled students? - Yes, please check out this (only available inside KIT)
  7. Do I fulfil the requirements to start a Lab Rotation? - Please check out this.