Master Programme (M.Sc.) in GPS Technology

Aalborg University now offers a two-year Master of Science Programme (M.Sc.) in GPS Technology. The programme is aimed at students with a B.Sc. in electronic engineering or surveying, or with an equivalent degree.

An introductory semester

For those not familiar with the study practice at Aalborg University (in general all international students) an introductory semester is recommended. It encompasses a six month study prior to the M.Sc. study - and it starts by September 1. Follow the link below for more information:

Introductory semester

M.Sc. programme activities

The curriculum comprises three specialisation semesters. During the first two semesters study time is divided equally between project work and courses, while the final semester is completely dedicated to the master thesis work. The themes for the first and second semesters are GPS fundamentals and Algorithms, GPS systems and kinematic applications. Further descriptions and associated courses are found here:

1st semester, 2nd semester, 3rd semester

Teaching ressources

Teaching activities in the M.Sc. programme in GPS Technology are conducted primarily by staff of the GPS Center, but also ressources from digital signal processing and telecommunications are involved. In order to maintain the highest international level, specialized courses are given by foreign lecturers, eg. from Delft University of Technology.

Here is a comprehensive list of literature and material used for the curriculum.

Candidate profile

The M.Sc. programme in GPS Technology covers many fields of applications, and qualifies to a wide range of jobs. After graduation, candidates may find jobs in GPS technology at universities and other research institutions and within a wide range of industrial companies which develop and manufacture integrated circuits. Further, they can apply for a Ph.D. study in collaboration with the local industry.


Students applying for a M.Sc. study position in GPS Technology are required to have obtained a B.Sc. in electronic engineering, land-surveying, or an equivalent degree from a recognized university or engineering college, and must have achieved good marks in average. Skills in mathematics and signal processing at an engineering level are necessary, and naturally all candidates must control the English language.

Further information about admission and the M.Sc. programme

You may acquire further information about admission and the master programme in GPS Technology from either of the two relevant study boards:

If your B.Sc. is in electronics, please contact: If your B.Sc. is in surveying, please contact:
E Study Board
Aalborg University
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7A
DK-9220 Aalborg Ĝ

Phone +45 9635 8699
Fax +45 9815 3662
L Study Board
Aalborg University
Fibigerstrĉde 11
DK-9220 Aalborg Ĝ

Phone +45 9635 8341
Fax +45 9815 6541

Here is a link to the E Study Board description of the GPS Technology master programme.

Application through AAU International Office

Aalborg University has a long tradition and much experience in student exchange, and the International Office can be of assistance with application formalities as well as practical matters like accommodation, visa etc. Normally, this assistance is offered only if the application is received at least three months before the beginning of the semester. Also the International Office can inform about scolarships available.

It is recommended that applications are submitted well in advance of the beginning of the semester.
Priority will be given to applications received early.

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