Friday, January 16, 2015

Why you should choose Geodesy / Geodetic Engineering / Surveying

My English not too good, but I will try to explain about the majors that I have learned today, namely Geodesy. I am a student from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia.  Gadjah Mada University is the best university in Indonesia, but how about Geodesy? Geodesy is not very famous in Indonesia, but now it is becoming known a lot of people. Many people known geodesy as surveying. In Gadjah Mada University, geodesy is the part of Engineering Faculty. When I wrote “why you should choose Geodesy” in bahasa, there are a lot of people comment and ask me about Geodesy,its mean there are little information about Geodesy in bahasa, and because of that, I get many new friends from my blog. 
Now  I will try to give my opinion in English, why you shoul choose Geodesy.
1.      There are many jobs that need a surveyor or geodetic engineering graduates
A surveyor can work in many work place. Surveyor can work in mining company, oil and gas company, or construction company. And aslo geodetic engineering graduates can be a navigator in survey vessel. In government, geodesy can contribute in all jobs that releated to making a Maps.
2.       Graduates graduate geodetic still slightly, but job opportunities are very much.
The reason number 2 maybe more suitable to Indonesia, because there are  a few university that have  the major geodesy. How about in the wold? I don’t know many information about geodesy outside Indonesia. Maybe you know? So lets share here J
3.       Good in salary
Maybe many people fave a different view about the meaning “a good salary”, 1 milion can be very much for some one, or can be very little for someone else. But become a surveyor in oil and gas company, I think every one agree that surveyor in oil and gas company have a good salary.

I Think that 3 reason why you should choose Geodesy. So, what you learn when you choose Geodesy or surveying? In Indonesia, I learn how to measure distance and angle, how to make a map. Geodesy also learned orbit satellite, measure using Global Positioning System. I also learned hydrographic survey, Geographic Information System, Map Projection,fotogrametri, remote sensing, and many more that related to making a maps.
I think that all about my opinion for Geodesy, and how about you? What you lernd in Geodesy?

Best Regards
Made Sapta


  1. It was great to read the reasons to study the Geodesy from somebody who have graduated, aren't you? I am from Estonia and started to learn it from this Autumn. I've finished only one semester by now, but I don't regret my decision to study this. Actually I had no idea that such a thing like Geodesy exist when I was at my final year in the high school. I accidentally found it from the list of the subjects that university teaches. Geodesy could be studied in two universities over here, in Estonia. And there isn't that much wanters. So, it makes my life easier to get a job. :D I don't worry about that. I was actually wondering does a geodesist must know all the one hundred formulas by heart that are being written in the geodesy text book? Well, textbooks are different in each country, but that is sth I thought about and at one point it could be quite tricky.
    Anyway, I hope that in 3 years I'll be working as a geodesist as well =)

    1. Dear Anonim

      Thanks for your comment in my blog, you a the first person who give a comment in my blog outside Indonesia. Can i know your name or your email? I want to have a disccusion with the other student who have learn geodesy.

      I am still a student in geodesy, now i am in third year in Geodesy, and iam really enjoy studi geodesy. In Indonesia there are 4 biggest university who have a geodesy in their departmen.

      Well, i have learned so many formula in geodesy, but i try to learnd the concept, and it make me more easy to learnd the formula.

      I hope we can have more discuusion again about geodesy, if u want please contact me by email :

      Greeting from Indonesia
      Best Regard
      Made Sapta