MSc in Remote Sensing and Geo Informatics


Area of Studies

engineering, technology



Degree (in English)


  • English
Course Duration

4 semesters


AGH University of Kraków

Application Deadline(s)

summer time (June - September)

Course Description

Course Profile

The Remote Sensing and Geo-Informatics (RSG-I) belongs to engineering and technical sciences (disciplines: civil engineering, surveying and transportation at 51% and environmental engineering, mining and energy at 30%) and natural sciences (discipline: earth and environmental sciences at 19%). The RSC-I is available in English as a second-cycle master's degree program and lasts 4 semesters. Recruitment is possible after the first engineering degree or after the bachelor's degree. The modular nature of the study program is unique, allowing thematic clustering of courses in large blocks: Earth observation and Geoinformation Science, Python for Remote Sensing, Time Series Analysis, Machine learning, Geo-information Tools, Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction, Urban Planning and Environmental Management. A significant amount of classes are provided in the online mode, which also allows for clustering over time, i.e. live classes are held over 5 weeks per semester.

The field RSG-I is a response to the demand for remote sensing specialists, which increased significantly after 2015, when the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the second satellite in the Sentinel series. Since then, radar and optical images with high spatial and temporal resolution as never before are available free of charge. In addition, a huge amount of other geospatial information (images, rasters, vectors, database etc.) is acquired and collected by various government and private entities.

A number of units, research, administrative, commercial, have been established to deal with this topic. There are many online solutions using satellite imagery, e.g. ESA (Sentinel-hub Playground, esa-sen4cap, Copernicus DIAS (CREODIAS, mundi, sobloo, Wekeo, ONDA), Landsat App, CENAGIS and others).

Due to the wide range of remote sensing applications, first degree graduates (engineering/bachelor degree) are needed in various fields: mathematics, physics, geology, geography, geodesy, engineering/environmental protection, geoinformation, computer science, economics, management and even law, who are at the same time familiar with modern technologies in remote sensing and "geo" oriented programming. Acquisition of knowledge in this field, at level II, is what the RSG-I course makes possible. Graduates can find employment in state and local administration, consulting and service companies, and industry.


 Programme details - contact:

Faculty of Geo-Data Science, Geodesy and Environmental Engineering
Prof. dr hab. inż. Beata Hejmanowska


Recruitment details - contact:
Department for International Students
phone: +48 12 617 50 92


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