The master's programme consists of a total of seven modules. Module 1 serves to bring the knowledge of students from different fields of study up to the same level. Modules 2-7 contain specific knowledge and skills in systems analysis, application development, geoinformation management, theories and methods in geographic information science and applied geoinformatics. Three big integrative project assignments promote problem-oriented and project-oriented learning. Complementary to the study programme students have to compile a personal portfolio which represents an individual display of the students' results from their university studies and their own practice. In addition to the elective subjects that can be chosen freely students also have to complete a six-week compulsory external work placement. The degree programme concludes with a master's thesis which has to be defended and an examination in two subjects before an examination board.