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Remote Sensing and GIS for Mineral Exploration (ITC)(SC)

Degree type
certificate
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
9 weeks
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Enschede

Program description

In this course, concepts and data are brought together for integration and analysis using GIS and modelling systems to assess mineral resources potential.

In this nine-week course, your are trained in the use of remote sensing and GIS techniques for mineral exploration. Sustainable development of a country's mineral resources is generally seen as a key factor in economic growth. The search for mineral resources relies on conceptual models and modern technologies.

Selection of the search area is based on a thorough knowledge of the concepts of ore genesis and the geological terrains likely to host the many different types of mineral deposits. Exploration data for prospective areas are acquired from satellite and airborne sensors, geochemical and heavy mineral surveys, and from geological mapping.

In this course, concepts and data are brought together for integration and analysis using GIS and modelling systems to assess mineral resources potential. The main subjects in this course are mineral deposit geology, exploration geochemistry, spectral remote sensing and mineral prospectivity modelling.

Objectives
To train participants in GIS and remote sensing as applied to mineral exploration.

Instruction modes
Lectures, practicals, case studies, multi-disciplinary projects, individual study topics, group assignments.

Curriculum
Mineral deposit geology, exploration geochemistry, spectral remote sensing, mineral prospectivity mapping.

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

BSc degree from a recognized university in earth sciences, geology or other relevant discipline (with college level algebra, chemistry and physics).

Professional experience

Some years of experience in earth resource exploration is preferred, but not mandatory.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.0, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80, TOEFL paper based: 550, CAE: C1, CPE: C2

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