Onsala Space Observatory
Onsala Space Observatory
DGC at International GNSS Summer School in Germany
GATE Galileo tests facility
GATE Galileo tests facility
Galileo test satellite under construction

In spring 2012 the scientific management for Aalborg University decided to discontinue the master study in GPS Technology at Aalborg University.

The Danish GPS Center (DGC) closes by end of 2013 after nearly 18 years of successful activities. Yet, the present home page will be maintained for some future. Especially we point to the DGC reference receiver. The receiver data have been collected since 1999 and thus constitute a valuable data series for various purposes.

We will update the information on this homepage as the closure procedure develops and the final details are settled regarding our homepage, the GPS monitoring station and other DGC matters.

Master Programme (M.Sc.) in GPS Technology

Aalborg University offers a two-year Master of Science Programme (M.Sc.) in GPS Technology. The programme is aimed at students with a B.Sc. in electronic engineering or surveying, or with an equivalent degree.

An introductory semester

The programmes conducted in English consist of 4 semesters, where the first semester is a common introductory semester followed by 3 semesters of the chosen specialisation. All programmes start every year in September if you study the full M.Sc. programme.

More about the common part of introductory semester.

M.Sc. programme activities

The curriculum comprises one common introductory semester and three specialisation semesters. During the first three semesters study time is divided equally between project work and courses, while the final semester is completely dedicated to the master thesis work. The themes for the second and third semesters are GPS fundamentals and Algorithms, GPS systems and kinematic applications. Further descriptions and associated courses are found here:

1st semester, 2nd semester, 3rd semester, 4th semester

Teaching ressources

Teaching activities in the M.Sc. programme in GPS Technology are conducted primarily by staff of the GPS Center, but also ressources from digital signal processing and telecommunications are involved. In order to maintain the highest international level, specialized courses are given by foreign lecturers, eg. from Delft University of Technology.

Here is a comprehensive list of literature and material used for the curriculum.

Candidate profile

The M.Sc. programme in GPS Technology covers many fields of applications, and qualifies to a wide range of jobs. After graduation, candidates may find jobs in GPS technology at universities and other research institutions and within a wide range of industrial companies which develop and manufacture integrated circuits. Further, they can apply for a Ph.D. study in collaboration with the local industry.


Students applying for a M.Sc. study position in GPS Technology are required to have obtained a B.Sc. in electronic engineering, land-surveying, or an equivalent degree from a recognized university or engineering college, and must have achieved good marks in average. Skills in mathematics and signal processing at an engineering level are necessary, and naturally all candidates must control the English language.

Further information about admission and the M.Sc. programme

You may acquire further information about admission and the master programme in GPS Technology from either of the two relevant study boards:

If your B.Sc. is in electronics, please contact:

If your B.Sc. is in surveying, please contact:

E Study Board
Aalborg University
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7A
DK-9220 Aalborg Ø

Phone +45 9635 8699
Fax +45 9815 3662
E-mail masters(at)kom.aau.dk

L Study Board
Aalborg University
Fibigerstræde 11
DK-9220 Aalborg Ø

Phone +45 9635 8341
Fax +45 9815 6541
E-mail joj(at)i4.aau.dk

Here is a link to the E Study Board description of the GPS Technology master programme.

Application through AAU International Office

Aalborg University has a long tradition and much experience in student exchange, and the International Office can be of assistance with application formalities as well as practical matters like accommodation, visa etc. Normally, this assistance is offered only if the application is received at least three months before the beginning of the semester. Also the International Office can inform about scolarships available.

It is recommended that applications are submitted well in advance of the beginning of the semester.
Priority will be given to applications received early.

Danish GPS Center, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7C, DK-9220 Aalborg Ø, Denmark, Tel +45 9940 8362, E-mail: gpscenter(at)gps.aau.dk