120.001 Integrative Project
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, PR, 6.0h, 8.0EC, to be held in blocked form
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  • Semester hours: 6.0
  • Credits: 8.0
  • Type: PR Project
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to plan and conduct an interdisciplinary project in Geosciences by applying their knowledge and techniques acquired within their course of study.

Subject of course

Two projects are proposed:

1. Height Determination Hohe Wand (Higher Geodesy + Geophysics).


  •     Determination of the ellipsoidal and orthometric height difference between valley point and mountain point on the Hohe Wand.
  •     Calculation of a local geoid model and orthometric correction along the mountain road
  •     Collection of surface crust information by geophysical measurements

2. Generation of a BIM-model for the area of the department in the Freihaus (Photogrammetry + Engineering Geodesy)


  •     Generation of a uniform geodetic reference frame by tachymetric measurements.
  •     Recording the structural situation with various terrestrial laser scanners
  •     Modelling of the point cloud in a BIM software (3DWorx)

For both projects:

independent organization and conduction of scientific measurements

  • Analysis and processing of the data with existing software packages (commercial and/or open source) and Individual scripts developed by the students if necessary
  • Visualization and description of the obtained results
  • Preparation of a scientific report
  • Presentation of the project and the results in form of a scientific talk

Teaching methods

Several topics for student projects are offered aiming at solving a particular “real-life” problem in Geosciences. The projects are distributed within small teams of students. For each topic there is a supervisor that explains the main objectives and the suggested methods (from those learnt through the studies) to fulfill them. The students should organize and manage their time and efforts to reach the objectives. At the end of the semester, each team submits a report describing the methodology deployed and the main results. The final grade is based on the evaluation of the report and a final presentation at the end of the semester.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Registration in TISS

Organizatory meeting via zoom meeting:
Integratives Project - 
Thu, March, 08th, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CEST)

Seminar room B - 2nd floor Freihaus




Course dates

Wed16:00 - 17:3008.03.2023Sem.R. DA grün 02 B - GEO Vorstellung neuer Projekte
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The students should prepare a written report and give a presentation to describe the methodology applied and the results obtained

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.01.2023 00:00 19.03.2023 00:00 19.03.2023 00:00

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Projekt BIM-Modell der Departmentsräume31.01.2023 00:0012.03.2023 00:00
Projekt Höhenbestimmung Hohe Wand31.01.2023 00:0012.03.2023 00:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 221 Geodesy and Geoinformation Not specified6. Semester


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Grundzüge in den jeweiligen Fachgebieten ist Minimalerfordernis. Sonstige erwünschte Vorkenntnisse abhängig vom jeweiligen Projekt.


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