Student experiences

Gaston Haagmans, MSc 2017

I started the Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRS) master in September 2014 and graduated in June 2017. After successful completion of the compulsory courses in the first year, I decided to focus more on the Earth System Science, Geodesy and Remote Sensing. One of the things I liked most about the programme was that there is a lot of room for free electives.

Ruben Schulte, MSc 2017

Considering my Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Geoscience & Remote Sensing seems like a strange choice. It turned out to be the perfect fit, as I have always had an interest in natural phenomena, especially the weather, and I had a good background in mathematics and thermodynamics. 

Charis Chatzikyriakou, MSc 2017

It was during my Bachelor’s programme that my interest in Remote Sensing started to emerge. At that time, I was studying at the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, at the National Technical University of Athens, in Greece. During this programme, I got familiar with the traditional surveying techniques but also with the more modern technologies and methods of observing the Earth and making measurements on its surface, both on land and at sea.

Kirstin Alphenaar, MSc 2016

Before I came to Delft I studied Earth sciences in Utrecht. When I finished my Bachelor I wanted to do a research master which could show me the practical side of science as well as a master in which you gain a lot of new knowledge. That’s how I came across Geoscience andRemote sensing in Delft - it was the perfect mix for me.

Niels Treffers, MSc 2016

The first time I came in contact with a Remote Sensing topic was during a Bachelor course on Earth Observation. The topic in this case was the GRACE mission: observing the gravitational field of the Earth from space, by measuring the distance between two satellites. What amazed me was the sensitivity of these measurements.


Student Association

The ‘Landmeetkundig Gezelschap Snellius’ is the Association of Master and PhD-students in Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

The association is named after Willebrord Snellius, born as Willebrord Snel van Royen (1580-1626), astronomer and mathematician, and in English known as Snell.

Snellius organizes excursions and social activities, and takes care of the quarterly course evaluations for the MSc-track Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

More information is available at the website of Snellius.