Surveying and Planning, MSc in Technology, Cand.Tech.

Academic content

Academic content

The master's programme in Surveying and Planning is very interdisciplinary and demands mathematical and technical skills as well as knowledge regarding the societal context, so applicants should hold a bachelor degree within geography or engineering or similar.

The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches. Lectures, workshops, study groups, portfolio work and exercises are just some of the elements you will meet.

You will gain knowledge about how the use of theories and methods within surveying, geoinformatics and land management can support the efforts needed to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

You learn how to work in an interdisciplinary way within the profession and to asses and analyse problems related to surveying, geoinformatics or land management. You will be able to point out solutions and to communicate about the issues to both professionals and non-professionals.

Problem based learning is the pedagogical model of Aalborg University. The method has become both nationally and internationally recognised by universities, researchers and students. In practice, this means that you will work closely together with your fellow students on solving real life problems in your semester projects.

The Master’s programme is structured in the following way:

1st  semester


2nd  semester

Project in elective topic – one of the following:

Followed by:


3rd semester

One of the following options:

Followed by the course:


4th semester

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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