Master's Degree in Geographic Information Technologies

General

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Program Description

  • Type of education: Face-to-face.
  • Number of new entry places offered: 25
  • Total credits: 60
  • Languages taught: Spanish.
  • Guide price: € 45.02 per credit.
  • Master's Scholarship: see relevant information here .

About

Within the new information technologies, Geographical Information Technologies (TIG) constitute a field in increasing expansion, due to its versatility, with application in fields as diverse as the environment and natural resources, land use planning, urban planning, transportation planning, management and planning of public services, geomarketing, etc. As is known, the core of these technologies is found in Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing and Digital Cartography, in addition to GPS and Photogrammetry.

Currently, TIGs are basic tools in the investigation, planning and management of the territory. TIGs have demonstrated their ability to solve a multitude of problems with a spatial component, which makes them increasingly used in research and in the professional world (both private companies and public administrations). Hence, there is a growing labor demand for experts in the use of GITs.

Academic year 2020-21

Course 1

Code

Subject

Character

Credits

Offered

603309

Applications in Urban Studies and Territorial Planning

Optional

6.0

Yes

603308

Applications in Environment

Optional

6.0

Yes

603306

Databases

Optional

6.0

Yes

603300

Mapping I

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

603303

Cartography II

Optional

6.0

Yes

603310

External Practices

External Practices

6.0

Yes

603307

Programming

Optional

6.0

Yes

603305

Geographic Information Systems II

Optional

6.0

Yes

603301

Geographic Information Systems (Sig I)

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

608683

Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Statistics

Optional

6.0

Yes

603302

Remote sensing

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

603311

Master's Thesis (Geographical Information Technologies)

Final Master's Project

6.0

Yes

goals

The University Master's Degree is professional, so it is aimed at qualifying the student for his work as an expert in Geographical Information Technologies, both in the business world and in public administrations. But it also provides the necessary preparation to be able to guide the student's future towards research, so that after completing the University Master's degree, it is possible to continue with Doctoral studies.

Recipients

Graduates or graduates in disciplines related to the territory: geographers, geologists, biologists, environmentalists, economists, sociologists, archaeologists, surveyors, cartography and geodesy engineers, foresters, civilians, agronomists, etc.

Why study this master?

The TIG are basic tools in the research, planning and management of the territory and have demonstrated their ability to solve a multitude of problems with a spatial component, which makes them increasingly used both in private companies and in public administrations, which contract TIG experts to work in fields as diverse as the sustainable use of natural resources, the prevention of natural risks, the management of natural areas, environmental impact studies, urban planning, transportation planning and management, planning public services, geomarketing, etc., as well as for the treatment of “Big Data” and its geolocated component or for 3D modeling.

Admission requirements for masters

Non-enabling university masters

  • Be in possession of any of the following titles:
    • Spanish official university degree .
    • Title issued by an institution of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and empowering in the country of issue for access to Master's education.
    • Title of educational systems outside the EHEA that empowers in the country of issuance for access to Master's education, homologated or declared equivalent to the degree and academic level of Degree or Degree by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training . In case of lacking the mentioned homologation or equivalency, it will be necessary to have authorization or access permission granted by this University.
  • Or be carrying out during the course in which you pre-enroll studies leading to the obtaining of any of the previous degrees and be in a position to prove the obtaining of the same before September 30, 2020 .
  • In addition, students from foreign educational systems, whose mother tongue is different from Spanish, must prove level B2 of the Spanish language (or higher) .
  • Specific requirements that any of the requested masters may have. You can consult it by accessing the website of the Master itself.
Last updated Apr 2020

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