The professional field of land surveying is extensive and multidisciplinary. It includes surveying and mapping techniques, Geoinformatics, cadastral surveying and land use planning. The different sectors often interact and the aim is to provide the land surveying engineers’ general competence in this field. Language of tuition is Finnish.
Land surveying profession has long traditions and nowadays it is a diversified and an interesting profession that utilises demanding space technology and information technology applications. With the help of information technology data storages and registers can be transformed into applicable spatial data. Clear illustrations for planners or simple presentations for non-experts can be generated from this data. On the other hand, there are also jobs in real estate sector and in areal planning with closer contacts to people and environmental issues.
Many land surveyors are employed for example as planners in municipalities. Several nationally important issues such as legal protection and finance of real estate are based on land surveyors' reliable forming and registration of real estates. As satellite positioning becomes more common in Europe also demands for the managing coordinate systems will grow. The active sector of building and soil construction also offers many jobs for the Bachelor's of Engineering.
Head of the Land Surveying Degree Programme
tel. +358 40 674 5054
jussi.laari [at] metropolia.fi