Land Surveying and Geographical Information Systems Engineering MSc

Faculty of Civil Engineering (ÉMK)

The Faculty offers an MSc program in Land Surveying and Geographical Information Systems Engineering with a duration of 1.5 years. The program provides advanced knowledge of geoinformatics, IT technologies, cutting edge mapping and localisation techniques, geophysics, and adjustment calculations. This program is useful for research-oriented students pursuing a doctoral degree in a PhD program, as well as for the next generation of practicing leading engineers who will solve special land surveying and geoinformatics problems and innovate construction procedures.

Qualification Land Surveying and Geographical Information Systems Engineer

Language English

Start September

Minimum criteria: Certificate of BSc in Civil Engineering

Steps: pre-evaluation of the submitted documents: quality of BSc degree, BSc transcript, obtained credits in the field of Land Surveying and GIS Engineering additional evaluated aspects: quality of motivation letter, extra-curricular activities (e.g. involvement in education, research, publication activities, technical contests, additional language knowledge, etc.), if required: online written admission test and/or interview.

You can study at BME with a scholarship or as a self-funded student, by paying tuition fees. Various scholarships help you cover tuition fees and your living expenses during your studies. Successful PhD students may receive additional support from research grants.

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Graduated engineers are able to independently carry out the technical development, research, management, and project management tasks of land surveying and GIS engineering, primarily related to geoinformatics, IT technologies, mapping, localisation, geophysics, and adjustment calculations.

Obligatory core subjects

Fundamental sciences

Mathematics, Physics, Numerical Methods, Database Systems

11 credits
Land Surveying and GIS Engineering sciences

Geophysics, Land Management, Adjustment calculations, Digital Earth

15 credits
Economic sciences, management, human science

Accounting, Controlling, Taxation, Corporate Finance, Engineering Ethics

6 credits

Optional subjects

Optional subjects
5 credits

Advanced Land Surveying and GIS Engineering Skills (Specialization Subjects)

Obligatory specialization subjects

GNSS Theory and Applications, Information Technologies, Automated Surveying, Applied Geoinformatics, Mapping Technologies

25 credits
Elective specialization subjects

Physical Geodesy and Gravimetry, Geodetic Networks and Projections, Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITS Geoinformatics

8 credits

Mater thesis work

Master Thesis Project

Master Thesis Project


Career options

Graduated engineers have the necessary knowledge to perform planning and operation tasks in the field of the civil engineering profession, with particular regard to land surveying and GIS tasks. In accordance with their chosen specialization, they know the planning and analysis methods of land surveying and GIS systems. They are able to recognize and understand problems arising in the field of land surveying and GIS systems, formulate expert opinions, and develop solution strategies. They are able to apply and further develop procedures used in the land surveying and GIS systems.

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