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Geoinformatics, with ARU, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (ITC)(DPL)

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English (100%)
9 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The coursework emphasises on concepts and processes that are used for the production, storage, analysis, visualisation and dissemination of spatial data and geo-information.

The task of managing land use and the Earth’s resources is becoming increasingly important owing to the rising world population and economic growth. To keep pace with this task, planners, resources managers, decision makers and scientists make considerable use of complex, powerful computerised geographical information systems (GIS) and GIS sources in the form of spatial databases and digital (web-based) map products.

These users depend on the availability of up-to-date, well-structured and geo-referenced spatial data. Such data can be extracted from aerial photographs, digital images from airborne and space borne sensors, terrestrial surveys or existing databases. To meet the demand, it is essential that geo-information production organisations are staffed by capable and well-trained professionals.

The nine-month ITC/ARU diploma course is designed for professionals at technologist level in geo-information production organisations whose prime concern it is to execute the daily operational tasks related to the analysis, processing and dissemination of geographic data.

Provide participants with theoretical education and practical training to allow digital production of geo-spatial information using state-of-the-art technology with in-depth knowledge in one of the specialization fields of the production process.

Instruction modes
Lectures, practical exercises, workshops packages and project, a week of foreign study visits to Geographic Information companies/organizations, Individual Final Assignment.

Core modules in Geoinformatics. Specializations: GIS Operation, Cartography and Geo-Visualization; Integrated group project and Individual Final Project.

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

University entrance level in mathematics for all options, plus university entrance level in geography for cartographic option.

Professional experience

Three years of relevant work experience is recommended.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 5.5, TOEFL computer based: 173, TOEFL internet based: 61, TOEFL paper based: 500, CAE: C1, CPE: C2


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