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Study in the field of surveying

Create your own limits and exceed them
Surveying would suit you very well, if you like for example trekking and maps. To reach the top of the field, you need some mathematics skills, information technology and law books.

Find the places of study within the field

The spring joint application to vocational schools 21 February–21 March 2023 and to Bachelor's and Master's programmes 15 March–30 March 2023.

In the service, you can search more information about degrees within the field. When you look for more information about different degrees, use the search field on the front page. Studies are in Finnish in most places but for example geoinformatics can be studied in English in universities.

Many opportunities

There is also more than just traditional surveying work on offer, for instance research and IT service development. The places of study listed below are not the only ways to get such jobs.

After you have graduated, you can work for a municipality, the State or a spatial data Company. The employment situation is good within the surveying field.

You can study surveying at a vocational school, university of applied sciences or university.

Graduate as cartographer from vocational school

You can take a degree in cartography by completing a three-year basic degree in surveying at vocational school. A cartographer may work in the terrain parcelling out a cottage plot or measuring building sites. A cartographer may as well update the map of Finland or work in sales or training.

Study at a university of applied sciences to become a surveyor

In the study programme in land surveying technology at a university of applied sciences, you can study, for instance, geographic information systems, cadastral surveys and cartography. The profession of a surveyor (Bachelor of Engineering, Surveying) can be, for instance, cadastral surveyor, planner, application developer or project manager.

You can study to become a surveyor at Metropolia (in Finnish), Lapland University of Applied Sciences (in Finnish) and Novia (in Swedish).

Study at a university to become an engineer

At the Aalto University, you can study to become a Master of Science (Technology) with specialisation in real estate economics and geoinformatics (in Finnish). The task field of a M.Sc. (Tech.) is extensive within the field of spatial data and surveying. The professional title could be, for instance, basic survey manager, development director, spatial data consultant, application manager or city geodesist.