Master Geomatics

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Landslide monitoring using an online low-cost GPS receiver at the Grabengufer rock glacier (Matter Valley, canton of Valais). An energy unit (solar panel with battery), a communication unit and a directional antenna for transmitting data are needed for the receiver to operate autonomously.

Monitoring, Designing and Sustaining our
Living Space

Geomatic Engineering compiles, measures and analyses structures and alterations in our living environment. The data gathered is used to create exact computer models which help us to better understand environmentally relevant processes and shape our future environs.

Planning involves the long-term and sustainable development of residential areas, landscapes, traffic systems and infrastructures, in the interests of present and future generations.


Students of the four-semester Master’s degree programme can largely design their own curricula, whereby they deepen their knowledge in two of the four subject areas offered. Electives supplement this curriculum. An interdisciplinary project and a 16-week Master’s thesis project provide the opportunity to approach a subject-specific topic in an applied or research-oriented manner. After obtaining the Master’s degree, graduates may acquire the Swiss federal license for cadastral surveyors.


  • Engineering Geodesy and Photogrammetry
  • Space Geodesy and Navigation
  • GIS and Cartography
  • Planning

Credits ECTS: 120
Degree and title: Master of Science ETH in Geomatics

Unconditional transfer from:
ETH Bachelor's degree programme Geomatic Engineering and Planning (in German)
Detailed information about the
Master’s degree programme Geomatics

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