Digitalisation / Geodesy / Geoinformatics / Information Management / Surveying

The field of study Surveying combines the study programmes that deal with location-based data (geodata), navigation and positioning, as well as technical systems (sensors, measuring devices, actuators, ...). Tasks include acquisition, exchange, management, analysis, (3D) modelling and visualisation of data.

Our study programmes

While the Bachelor's degree in Surveying and Geoinformatics deals with any objects in our living space, such as streets, houses, land, etc., the Bachelor's degree in Digitalisation and Information Management deals with topics such as the Internet of Things, Smart Logistics, Industry 4.0 and Smart Building/City.

In the field of study Surveying, two Master's degree programmes are offered for specialisation.
The Master's programme in surveying deepens the topics from the Bachelor's programme in Surveying and Geoinformatics on concrete objects, especially in the area of land management and engineering surveying.
The international Master's degree programme Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics  focuses on the evaluation and interpretation of measurement data, especially through remote sensing and image recognition methods, as well as the management of (geo)data.

The Master's programme in Urban Planning can be chosen as an interface programme to architecture. BA graduates from surveying and geoinformatics benefit here from their existing knowledge of geoinformatics and land management..

Graduates of the Bachelor's degree programme in Digitisation and Information Management can choose from the Master's degree programmes in Computer Science (Master's degree programme in Digital Processes and Technologies, Master's degree programme in Software Technology), Business (Master's degree programme in Environmental Logistics) or Surveying (Master's degree programme in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics) at HFT Stuttgart.


Professors teach with competence and experience, manage laboratories and drive research


Employees support teaching and exercises with their specialist knowledge, supervise laboratories, measuring equipment, hardware and software


Assistant lecturers for even more practical relevance in teaching


Research and project staff


9 laboratories with extensive and modern equipment


University cooperations abroad

Our professors encourage us to carry out experiments independently and also to take paths that are not considered to be common practice. In this way we can learn from our tasks and grow from them. Even if one or the other measuring process does not run as expected, we are always driven to keep trying and learn from our mistakes, I appreciate that very much.

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Anna-Maria Kunzi Students in the Master of Surveying

Current events in the field of study Surveying


Facilities & Laboratories

  • 3D Fabber-LabDetails
    Studenten der Informationslogistik am 3D-Drucker
  • Laboratory for Geodetic Measurement TechniquesDetails
    Messungen beim Integrierten Mess Projekt (IVP)
  • Laboratory for Building Information Modeling in Surveying and Geoinformatics (BIM-VG)Details
    Vermessung und Geoinformatik BIM 3D-Modell
  • Laboratory for Geodetic Data ProcessingDetails
    Vermessung und Geoinformatik Auswertung Laserscanning
  • Laboratory for Engineering Measurement TechniquesDetails
  • Laboratory for interoperable, and open-source Geospatial Software, Data and Standards (HFT ICA-OSGeo-Lab)Details
    Vermessung und Geoinformatik Auswertung Geoinformationssystem (GIS)
  • Laboratory for Image Understanding and Earth Observation Sensors (LIMES)Details
    Studierende an Bildschirmen
  • Laboratory for Sensor and Identification SystemsDetails
    Schlauer Klaus Industrie 4.0 Labor Informationslogistik
  • Industry 4.0 LaboratoryDetails
    Messkammer Virtual Reality Industrie 4.0 Labor
  • Advisory Board Geodesy of the HFT StuttgartDetails
    Gruppenbild Fachbeirat Geodäsie der HFT Stuttgart

Contact person

Dietrich Schröder
Dietrich Schröder +49 711 8926 2612
Matthias Roth +49 711 8926 2510
Susanne Hilligardt +49 711 8926 2606