What is it about?

What is it about?

  • Learn to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in practice
  • Farm Information Systems and their use on today’s farm
  • Sensor techniques and Variable Rate Applications
  • Automated Steering & Section Control
  • Communication systems in agricultural engineering
  • Automation processes in crop production

What you will study?

The key subject areas of the certificate course are:

  • Introduction to advanced technologies in smart crop farming
  • Data sources in precision farming:
    -Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GPS, Galileo & Glonass)
    -Biosystem sensors
  • Spatial data analysis
  • Field controlled machine action

What you will study?

There is a chance that digitalization will make professions in agribusiness and agriculture much more attractive.

J. Roosen, 2017

Information & Dates


Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate.


Our graduates will have the know how to work within the field of digitalization in agriculture in various fields.


The course will take place at the University of Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna as well as in the agricultural testing site of BOKU in Großenzersdorf, Lower Austria.


To integrate participants with a tight work schedule, the blocks will be held on weekends and supplemented with online teaching materials.

Course Start

planned for summer 2022


4 months

Work load




Academic director

Prof. Andreas Gronauer




Academic certificate

Course Start – September 2019

Duration – 4 months

Workload – 6 ECTS

Fee – 2400€

Academic director – Prof. Andreas Gronauer

Language – English

Application deadline – End June 2019

Qualification – Academic certificate

Start 2020

The following dates had to be rescheduled due to the CoViD-19 Panepidemia:

Thursday           05.03.2020        to         Saturday 07.03.2020 (as planned)

Friday           08.05.2020        to         Saturday 09.05.2020 (online)

Friday            15.05.2020        to         Saturday 16.05.2020 (online)

Friday           19.06.2020        to         Saturday 17.06.2020 (online)

Friday          26.06.2020        to         Saturday 27.06.2020 (online)

Excursion and Assessment planned for September 2020

The BOKU Team

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Andreas Gronauer
Head of the BOKU Institute for
Agricultural Engineering
Univ.Ass. Dr. Thomas Bauer
Institute of Geomatics; Expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing
Mag. Franz Suppan
Institute of Geomatics; Expertise in landscape ecology, GIS -Modeling and GIS - Classes

Univ. Ass. Dr. Viktoria Motsch
Institute for Agricultural Engineering; Expertise in computer science and data analysis
Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Hans-Peter Kaul
Head of the BOKU Department of Crop Sciences (DNW)
katja hofer sw
Katja Hofer
Continuing Education Academy & Institute for Silviculture


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