Official Master's Degree in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems
Given this, there is a need to have well trained professionals in these disciplines, who are familiar with the foundations but also the latest trends, such as the standardisation put forth by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
The purpose of this master's degree is to provide solid scientific training in Earth Observation techniques and the generation and analysis of information for territorial studies and resource management through GIS. The master's degree consists of 60 credits structured into four compulsory modules, one optional module in advanced training (to choose from two possible options) and a Master Thesis module. All lectures include the use of computer on a regular basis. The program is complemented with practical tutorial sessions, seminars and possible visits to companies belonging to the sector.
Career optionsThe contents of the master's degree aim to provide students with a scientific and technical training focused on in-depth knowledge and in establishing a solid base for further learning. This mixed approach make the course ideal for those interested in continuing on to a research programme through a PhD, as well as those looking to work in areas in which specialized technical expertise is required.
Upon completing the master's degree you will be prepared to work:
- In private companies as a technician in Remote Sensing and GIS (both in the aerospatial sector and in environmental consultancies, for example) and in public administrations (in departments dedicated to environmental management, spatial planning, etc.), where GISs are widely used and professionals need to have advanced skills with which to manage geospatial data.
- As a researcher in both Remote Sensing and GIS methods and applications in Universities and in public and private research centres.
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Credits: 60 ECTS credits
Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 11/01/2019
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Non-EU students: € 97 per credit. This includes taxes and student insurance.
Best students’ award: upon completion of the Master, students with better marks will receive a prize of € 1500. A prize will be awarded for every five students.
Course ends on 29/05/2020
Place: CREAF. Edifici C. Campus UAB. 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès. Tel. 935 811 312. www.creaf.cat
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