Spatial Information Management – Master of Science in Engineering

Focus on interdisciplinary Geoinformation projects

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Environmental protection, route planning, disaster management and many more

Ever since GPS, mobile phones and the Internet have become an integral and necessary part of everyday life, the role of geographic information systems (GIS) can no longer be disputed. An abundance of desktop, Web and mobile applications are processing Geodata and Geoinformation, hence enabling a wide variety of applications. Environmental protection, route planning, disaster management, crime analysis, geodata collection or demographics are just a few examples of the critical role spatial information plays in our lives.

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Your study at a glance

4 Semesters
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Tuesday and Thursday, occasional Saturday
Excellent laboratory infrastructure:
• Geoinformation lab
• User experience lab
• Network technology lab
• RFID and sports telematics lab
• Transmission technology lab
• Electronics lab


Study guidance
+43 5 905007700

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Gerald Gruber
Head of Degree Program Geoinformation and Environmental Technologies, Spatial Information Management

+43  5 90500 2200

All facts about the study programme

  • Location: Campus Villach
  • Study places per year: 16
  • Duration: 4 semesters
  • Schedule: work-friendly
  • Tuition fee: EUR 363.36 per semester + student union fee
  • ECTS-Credits: 120
  • Teaching language: English
  • Academic Degree: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)

What our graduates say

Autonomous-driving minibus project

"At Salzburg Research, I work with large-scale spatio-temporal datasets like real-time and historic movement data. As a data analyst, I pre-process data to find quality leaks like street topology errors and develop efficient methods to discover useful information as traffic states or person movement probabilities. Starting a few months ago, I also work as an operator at our autonomous-driving minibus project. We evaluate the requirements and implications to use such a vehicle. This involves the infrastructure at the test track but also social and legal conditions. During the test drives in the rural municipality of Koppl, we assess how the bus itself, passengers and surrounding car drivers, cyclists and pedestrians behave."

Simon Gröchenig
Simon Gröchenig
Alumni, Software Developer for Spatial Information Systems
A lot of job opportunities

"My motivation in joining the Spatial Information Management (SIM) program was borne out of practicality and interest. This is a multi-disciplinary field in terms of scope and application. I believe that an expert in this field will not run out of job opportunities. For my undergraduate studies, I majored in Electronics and Communications Engineering. SIM is a new field for me. I am always fascinated that I learn something new after every class. I find the methods used for each course very intuitive, practical and relevant to the study. Added bonuses are my classmates who come from different parts of the world to study here. It is interesting to learn about their culture and how similar and different theirs are to mine. I am just happy to be here, I bet they are, too."

Elaine Faith Sotacio
Elaine Faith Sotacio
Alumni Spatial Information Management

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