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Geodesy regulated profession - Master (MA)

Geodesy regulated profession
Faculty Faculty of Geodesy
Address 1 Hr. Smirnenski Blvd.
Sofia 1046, Bulgaria
Phone (+359 2) 966 22 01; (+359 2) 963 52 45 /424
Fax (+359 2) 866 22 01
E-mail dean_fgs@uacg.bg

Geodesy is a wide-profile degree programme, allowing surveyors to perform a rich set of activities:

  • composition of large-scale and small-scale topographic maps;
  • cadastral maps;
  • grading plans;
  • plats of consolidation;
  • space development plans;
  • anti-erosion projects for agricultural land;
  • land and property valuation;
  • seismic and landslide processes studying, etc.

The length of full-time study in Geodesy is 10 semesters, the last one being used for development and presentation of a diploma project.

Students of Geodesy have 62 courses with a total of 3885 academic hours in 9 semesters.
In the first seven semesters the training follows a unified academic curriculum while in the 8th semester some specialist courses are included.
In the 9th semester students pursue one of the following specializations:

  • Geodesy;
  • Applied Geodesy;
  • Geoinformatics;
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensings;
  • Cartography;
  • Cadastre and Real Estate Management.

Training is provided in the form of classes (lectures and seminars), laboratory exercises, practical and field training. Instruction is in Bulgarian. For some courses, individual training (consultation) in a foreign language is possible (see course annotations).

Graduates of the Degree Programme of Geodesy obtain diplomas for completed higher education at Master’s level and the qualification “Engineer-surveyor”.
The acquired qualification allows them to carry out a wide scope of activities in:

  • geodetic, construction and transportation companies;
  • design bureaus, research units and institutes;
  • in the Cadastre Agency and its regional units;
  • technical bureaus at the municipal councils, secondary and higher schools, etc.

Academic calendar
The exact academic calendar is determined each year by the Academic Council of the University.

The academic year consists of two semesters – autumn and spring, each one of 15 weeks.
Autumn semester usually starts in October and ends at the beginning of January. Submission of projects, one regular and one supplementary examination session follow the autumn semester.
Spring semester starts at the end of February after the winter vacation and lasts till the beginning of June, followed by diploma project submission, examination session and field training outside the University (in June/July).
The annual supplementary examination session is in September.

Submission of diploma project is provided twice in the academic year – at the end of the summer – and winter semester.