MSc in Geomatics

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Program Description

Programme overview

Geomatics involves the acquisition, management and analysis of phenomena with a spatial reference. The spatial analysis finds applications in many areas, such as health, environment management, natural resources assessment, urban planning, geology, archaeology and agronomy.

This programme aims to provide you with knowledge in spatial analysis focusing mainly on environmental applications. Models and theories for understanding the Earth’s climate and ecosystems are integrated with knowledge for collecting environmental information using remote sensing, storing the information in databases and theories behind GIS.

Programme structure

Core courses in the programme are:

  • Geographical Information Systems 1 (15 credits)
  • Geographical Information Systems 2 (15 credits)
  • Spatial Analysis (7.5 credits)
  • Internet GIS (7.5 credits)
  • Satellite Remote Sensing (15 credits)
  • Algorithms and GIS (7.5 credits)
  • Geographical Databases (7.5 credits)
  • Programming (15 credits)

For students that already have a strong background in this field, elective courses, e.g. Climate Change & Impact on Environment (15 credits), Global Ecosystem Dynamics (15 credits) and Greenhouse Gases and Biogeochemical Cycles (15 credits) could be alternatives to the core courses.

The programme ends with a Master’s degree project (30 credits).

Career prospects

Graduates from the programme will be able to work as GIS and environmental specialists in public and private sectors within areas such as environmental monitoring, urban planning and development, natural resources and sustainability. The programme is also suitable for students interested in research careers.

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Last updated Nov 2020

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