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Master's Programme in Geomatics with Remote Sensing and GIS

  • 120 credits

Landscape change, environmental monitoring and mapping, as well as environmental issues in general, feature significantly on the daily political agenda.

This Master’s programme develops students’ skills in several fields, such as remote sensing, GIS, methods for modelling, explorative data analysis and visualisation with a focus on Earth and Environmental Sciences. Teaching emphasizes both hands-on experience and the exploration of fundamental concepts and methods and is linked to research undertaken at the department. Outreach activities, internships and research collaborations ensure our students gain insights into real world problems and applications leading to enhanced opportunities when entering the job market.

Geographical information, also known as geodata, is central to many modern activities from parcel tracking to storm tracking and navigation to monitoring elephant behaviour. Satellite data is used in global activities such as the evaluation of progress towards sustainable development goals, estimations of carbon storage and emissions, mapping glacier dynamics and evaluating ecosystem health. Remote sensing systems from laser scanning and radar to hyperspectral imaging are introduced. Geographic information systems (GIS) make efficient management of such diverse data possible, facilitating many different types of analysis and modelling, in a future accelerating towards the exploitation of Big Data. Landscape change, environmental monitoring and mapping, as well as environmental issues in general, feature significantly on the daily political agenda. This situation is further enhanced by environmental agreements that demand the continuous reporting of the status of and changes in the environment at municipality to international scales. Geomatics is central to meeting these demands. Consequently, graduates mastering skills in data acquisition methods and analysis, as well as in visualisation and mapping, are in high demand in both the public and private sectors. 

  • Programme overview

    The two-year Master’s Programme consists of 120 credits:

    45 credits Mandatory advanced courses
    15-45 credits Optional courses
    30-60 credits Master thesis (mandatory)

    Year 1

    Autumn term

    Period 1: Applied Remote Sensing, and GIS for Landscape Analysis, 15 credits

    Period 2: Geographic Analysis and Visualization in GIS, 15 credits

    Spring term

    Period 1: Advanced Remote Sensing, 15 credits

    Period 2: Optional courses, 15 credit

     

    Year 2

    The number of optional courses taken will be dependent on the period of time devoted to the Master thesis 30, 45 or 60 credits, which may extend over one or two terms.

  • How to apply

    All applications must be sent through www.universityadmissions.se. January 15 2020 - last date to apply for all applicants.

    Required supporting documentation

    In addition to the documents required by www.universityadmissions.se, the following documents must accompany all applications to this Master’s Programme:

    1. Personal letter/Letter of interest (maximum one page)
    2. CV
    3. Brief summary of the grading system of your university (if other than ECTS). Provide explanation of grading scale.
    4. List your courses to indicate how you fulfill the specific requirements for the programme.

    If you are still studying for your Bachelor degree when making the admission application then please write in the personal letter which courses and credits are yet to be completed.

    Please Note: Equivalent subject within natural sciences or technical sciences means at least 90 ECTS credits in a related subject as surveying or other landscape studies. A Bachelor in engineering without 90 ECTS credits in earth science, geography, surveying or other landscape studies is not regarded as “equivalent”.

  • Contact

    Student Counsellor
    Maria Damberg
    E-mail: maria.damberg@natgeo.su.se

    Program responsible
    Ian Brown
    E-mail: ian.brown@natgeo.su.se

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