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Masters in Geodesy, Cartography and Geoinformatics

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Czech, English

About this program

Masters in Geodesy, Cartography and Geoinformatics

This study program is ideal for students who would like to get detail knowledge about geoinformatics and geoinformation technologies. Students will broaden their understanding by group of current geoinformation technologies and advanced analytical methods. The emphasis is put on technical matters and thus, the majority of subjects are focused on programming, algorithmization, advanced analytical methods, modelling and simulation. The study program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work in the field of business and public institutions that use a broad range of geoinformation technologies to support their work activities, as well as in follow-up studies.

Admission requirements

Criteria for Admission

  • Bachelor degree (at least)
  • English-language ability – students, who are not native speakers may be asked to demonstrate their ability to study in English, e.g. by presenting the results of any language tests they have taken. English language ability document - minimum requirements: IELTS score 5,0; TOEFL internet-based score 62 (possibly other certificates at the same level).
  • Entrance examination (according to the Faculty Admission Procedure Rules and Conditions for Admission)

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Program content

Semester 1


  • Digital Processing of Remotely Sensed Data
  • Geovisualisation
  • Modelling and Simulation in Geosciences
  • Special Topics in Mathematics
  • Thesis Seminar I
  • Uncertainty in Geoinformatics

Optional with compulsory selection

  • Weekly Training Camp on GIT

Semester 2


  • Cartography and GIS Excursion
  • Field Course of Mapping
  • Professional Practice
  • Selected Chapters of Physics
  • Spatial Databases
  • Thesis Seminar II

Optional with compulsory selection

  • GeoComputation
  • Logic for Practice
  • Methods of Experimental Data Processing
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design Programming III
  • Spatiotemporal Analyses
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles in geoinformatics

Semester 3


  • Markup Languages
  • Spatial Data Analysis
  • Special Methods of Data Analysis
  • Thesis Seminar III

Optional with compulsory selection

  • Biologically Inspired Algorithms
  • Planning of Geoinformation Technologies Applications
  • Programming IV
  • Traffic Telematics

Semester 4


  • Geoweb Services and Sensor Networks
  • Introduction to Management
  • Mobile Geoinformation Technologies
  • Project Management
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Thesis Seminar VI

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fee: 50 000 CZK per semester, approx. 4000 EUR per academic year


Graduate's skills

Graduate of the study program will be able to:

  • Using the expert knowledge to define and creatively solve theoretical or practical problems in the study area
  • Independently and creatively address complex problems using the selected theories, concepts and methods of a studied branch
  • Use some of the most advanced research methods in the study area in a manner allowing to obtain new information

Graduate's general competence

Graduate of the study program will be able to:

  • Independently and responsibly decide in a new or changing context or fundamentally changing environment, taking into account the wider social implications of decisions
  • By developing relationships and resources available to define the terms of reference for professional activities, coordinate them, and bear ultimate responsibility for the result
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively his own expert opinions to both professionals and the wider public,
  • Plan, promote and manage the acquisition of additional field expert knowledge, skills and competencies of other team members,

Career paths

Graduate's employment

The study program is designed to provide students both with the possibility of applying in the field of companies and public institutions involved in the creation and development of procedures and applications of relevant technologies used to support the work activities of organizations and end users, and as well as in academic and research institutions or in follow-up studies.

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VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

VSB-TUO’s study programs are built on a 170-year tradition. Currently, there are almost eleven thousand undergraduates and graduates studying for degrees at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels in engineering, IT, technology, economics and business administration. Courses are provided by seven...

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Why study at VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

Study at VSB-TUO places an emphasis on practical training, whilst investigating real problems from today’s state-of-the-art industries, using the latest software and instruments. In many subjects 50% of the coursework is practically oriented, perfectly complimenting the advanced theoretical instruction, and ensuring that graduates have gained the education and experience sought by employers the world over. VSB-TUO has strong links to industry and thrives on applied research, in cooperation with companies and institutions worldwide, in finding innovative solutions to modern day issues.

Contact info

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

17. listopadu 2172/15
70800 Ostrava-Poruba
Czech Republic

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