University work-study program: Geodesy
The geodesy work-study program offers students the chance not only to acquire theoretical knowledge, but also to gain wide-ranging practical experience. The use of a broad range of measurement methods and the newest technologies has an important role in our training.
At Buck Surveying we also place a high priority on the development of young talent in the field of surveying. Therefore our trainees and apprentices acquire all the important fundamentals that they need for a perfect entry into professional life as a surveying engineer.
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Geodesy university study – Success with work-study
In the field of surveying, practical application is the central focus. Therefore, we recommend a work-study program in which theoretical knowledge is joined together and enhanced with practical experience. A work-study program combines university study with professional training and prepares you ideally for coming professional challenges.
In the following, we provide an overview of what a geodesist or surveying engineer actually does, how a work-study program functions, and what the professional prospects are for students completing a work-study degree in geodesy.
Geodesists – What exactly do they do?
In surveying, surveying engineers – also called geodesists – are concerned with the surveying of buildings and properties and the processing of the information that is collected through these measurement activities. New technologies such as GPS, photogrammetry, 3D laser scanners and tachymeters are making surveying more precise than it has ever been before.
A surveying engineer works with cadastral surveying and construction surveying. Surveying engineers also measure land plots, for example, so as to set up so-called batter boards that mark out the exterior edges of a planned building foundation. The measurements of a geodesist are an important aspect of construction projects and are frequently specified in the building permit. Publicly appointed surveyors are even allowed to make boundary notes and modifications in the official cadastre. In this capacity, they play an important part in carrying out statutory functions in this area.
Geodesists also provide geoinformation and prepare digital terrain models or 3D models of buildings or machines. Surveying is also an important area in industrial production and provides critical information for quality control by detecting the most minute degrees of physical wear in machines. This makes it possible to take counter measures which ensure that quality is maintained in production. Surveying also plays a crucial role in reverse engineering, providing data that make it possible to produce individual components through processing in CAD programs.
The geodesist profession has changed significantly in recent years because of a growing need for highly precise surveying and the development of new technologies to do this. Most measurements are made with tachymeters, 3D scanners and digital levels. At Buck Surveying, we also make use of our measurement drones to produce precise aerial images. The collected data are then transferred into a CAD program for further processing. Despite the high technology aspects of the profession, the job as a surveying engineer offers a great mix of office work and outdoor activity.
The geodesy work-study program
The prerequisite for participation in a work-study program is a secondary school degree qualifying one for university study, the so-called “Abitur” in Germany. With this you can apply for a work-study program in geodesy.
The geodesy work-study program imparts in-depth and wide-ranging knowledge in the field of surveying – from the development of modern geographic information systems to engineering surveying and cadastral surveying.
In the bachelor’s program for geodesy, different modules are offered such as engineering mathematics, geosciences, programming of geodata, geodetic calculations, geodetic measurement technology, geographic information systems, cartography, engineering geodesy and geodetic methods of analysis.
A great benefit comes in combining theoretical knowledge and practical application. At university you become familiar with the theoretical background and procedures, which you then get the chance to put to use in real life. Not only do you gain experience with different measurement instruments, you also learn by means of direct experience which measurement methods are best suited for which types of work. In this way a work-study program in surveying gives you an ideal preparation for entering the field in a professional capacity. Not only does this improve your prospects for finding a job, it also gives you the chance to check out different areas of surveying and decide for yourself which ones you find most interesting and exciting.
Are you wondering if a joint work-study program in geodesy might be the right thing for you? If you are really interested in earth sciences and geography, then that’s a good first step. Geodesists also need to have a good basic understanding of technical and mathematical subjects, a strong spatial sense, and be able to process information quickly.
Geodesy career prospects
The geodesy work-study program is classified as one of the engineering sciences. It offers excellent professional prospects and with its combination of theory and practice gives students a great preparation for an upcoming career. Graduates of a work-study program in surveying can find jobs in engineering offices and surveying offices as well as at construction companies, aircraft and automobile manufacturers and also manufacturers of measurement systems and analysis systems. Land surveying, construction surveying, machine measurement, hydrography or cartography – for geodesists there is a multitude of areas where their skills can be put to use, whether on land or on the sea.
Currently there is also a shortage of graduates in geodesy and geoinformation. New specialists are urgently needed in the field. Therefore, those interested in a work-study program will not only find a large number of training places but also good opportunities when they finish their training. Whether in business, the sciences or in administrative positions, graduates have great opportunities in Germany and also internationally because surveying engineers are needed everywhere – wherever exact measurements and dimensions are required. Jobs in geodesy also offer lots of variety and great diversity.
Work-study at Buck Surveying
We offer aspiring geodesists a comprehensive view into the whole field of geodesy. In addition to the consulting that we do, our services include structural monitoring, issuing of certifications, cadastral surveying and engineering surveying. This means that we perform deformation monitoring and settlement measurements, we take care of cadastral support for replotting land assembly processes, we prepare digitized measured drawings and as-is building measurements, and also offer comprehensive services in the area of inclinometer measurements, aerial surveying and building marking-out.
Our technical equipment is state-of-the-art and will open up the whole field of surveying and measurement to you. You’ll be able to find out which measurement devices and which methods are most suitable for different types of projects and how you can process the various data that are collected with these devices. You can perform large-scale surveying or also miniature measurements and prepare terrific 3D models. Our aim is to make you an expert in the whole field of geodesy.
With us, work-study students of surveying can gain practical experience and enhance the theoretical knowledge from the university by putting it to use in real-life situations. We place a high priority on development of new specialists in the field. Therefore, we are always pleased to get new apprentices and work-study students who also have discovered a passion for the field of surveying. Apply now and become a part of growing team of surveying engineers and surveying technicians.
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