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The Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography at Warsaw University of Technology is the oldest academic geodetic research and teaching institution in Poland. It was established in 1921 as the Faculty of Surveying. The current name of the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography was adopted in 1954. In 2021, we will be celebrating 100 years of educational and scientific work. Faculty graduates are esteemed engineers in Poland, valued in Europe, with a high professional and social position.

In the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography you can study full-time and part-time in the following fields of education:

Field of study Full-time studies Part-time study
(B.Eng degree)
3.5 years
(MSc Degree)
1.5 years
up to 4 years
(B.Eng degree)
4 years
(MSc degree)
1.5 years
Third-cycle (PhD)
up to 4 years
Geodesy and Cartography x x x x x  
Spatial Planning x x   x x  
Geoinformatics x          

The Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography offers following courses:

1. Geodesy and Cartography (Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Science course in Polish)
Geodesy is historically the science of surveying the Earth and presenting its image in the form of maps related to cartography. Modern geodesy and cartography is still the field of science related to surveying, but with the use of many observational techniques starting with geodesy and geodynamics through satellite and airborne photogrammetric imaging, remote sensing techniques to classic ground-based surveying and legal aspects of cadastral and property management. The variety of Earth observation techniques is constantly increasing the role of a surveyors and cartographers as those who can integrate all these data, providing precise spatial location and georeferenced and is able to present and interpret occurring phenomena.

Geodesy and Cartography – the First Cycle
general course in full-time studies 

GIK_1st (pdf, 368.23 kB)

specialization: Surveying and Spatial Information Systems in part-time studies

Geodesy and Cartography – the Second Cycle
7 specializations in full-time studies:

3 specializations in part-time studies:

  • Engineering surveying
  • Cadaster and spatial information systems
  • Satellite technologies in geodesy Geodesy

2. Spatial Planning (Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Science course in Polish)
Spatial Planning is the field of study addressed to all who: want to understand the technical, social, economic and legal aspects of the process of spatial management policy at the local (municipal), regional, national level, and on a European and global scale. It is dedicated for who are interested in acquiring knowledge and practical skills related to urban design, environmental impact assessment, ecophysiographic studies, activities related to landscape revitalisation and protection, and real estate management. Students of Spatial Planning learn about modern tools and instruments as well as software supporting analysis and design processes, i.e. CAD, GIS, BIM and are interested in acquiring the necessary knowledge to comprehensively look at the complex issue of rational spatial management, and acquiring practical skills highly valued on the labour market.

Spatial Planning Planning – the First Cycle
2 specialitzations in full-time and part-time studies:

  • Urban Design in Spatial Planning 
    GP1_UWPP (pdf, 251.25 kB)
  • Environmental Conditions in Spatial Planning 
    GP1_SUGP (pdf, 257.22 kB)

Spatial Planning – the Second Cycle
2 specialitzations in full-time and part-time studies:

  • Urban Design in Spatial Planning 
    GP2_UWPP (pdf, 240.76 kB)
  • Environmental Conditions in Spatial Planning 
    GP2_SUGP (pdf, 301.15 kB)

3. Geoinformatics (Bachelor course in Polish)

Geoinformatics is the field of preparing systems based on spatial information and creating innovative geoinformation products: digital maps, spatial models of objects (e.g. three-dimensional models of cities), geoportals, location and navigation applications, programs automating the acquisition of data about the Earth's surface. It is also data that comes from pollution sensors or microchips monitoring the movement of wild animals. The analysis of the labour market shows that the demand for specialists combining knowledge and skills in the field of IT and broad understanding of geoinformation sciences is growing. The graduate will be able to design, perform and participate in the creation of software and systems supporting the work of specialists acquiring, processing and using geographical information (e.g. telecommunications, energy, banking and insurance, geomarketing, security and defense, tourism, logistics and transport, environmental protection, spatial planning, geology, forestry).

Geoinformatics – the First Cycle
general course (practical profile) in full-time studies 

GI_1st (pdf, 459.22 kB)

4. Postgraduate courses (in Polish):

  • Real Estate Valuation,
  • Real Estate Management,
  • Spatial Information Systems,
  • Rural Development,
  • Spatial Planning in practice

5. Doctoral studies