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Geographical Information Management and Applications

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
23 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Enschede

Program description

This Master’s programme aims to educate students and professionals to become all-round managers and/or researchers in the field of geo-information.

From protecting rainforests to streamlining urban planning, geographical information has a vital role to play in our world. How can we ensure this data is organized and presented to maximum effect?

Businesses and local residents are eager to consult the planning restrictions of their town or city to find out whether their building plans are likely to be approved. Presenting this information digitally in an easily accessible and visually effective form offers a pressing and fascinating challenge.

A non-governmental organization in a data-poor environment in a developing country wants to monitor changes in the extent and quality of the local forests. Is it possible to accurately classify satellite images in a way that will help them achieve this goal?

These are just two examples of the wide variety of spatial information issues that geographical information experts have to deal with. The range and complexity of such issues are vast: imagine the challenges involved in combining soil, land use, topography and geomorphology data into a single map to illustrate the probability of significant archaeological finds in a given area.

 

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

Bachelors degree in relevant field of science.
- Basic knowledge of and experience in geo-information.(The book "Principles of - Geographic Information Systems" by Rolf de By, (ITC textbook series), ISBN 90-6164-226-4 is assumed the basic knowledge.)
- Sufficient knowledge of and practical experience in using English language. More information here in article 2.2 Teaching and Examination Regulations.
- Practical experience in geo-information field is of benefit.

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