This programme offers expert understanding of the latest developments in geographical information science (GIS), mixing practical training, theoretical knowledge and an ability to apply learned skills in any software environment.
This programme can be tailored to your interests and career goals, offering hands-on experience in geographical problem solving. A field trip to Perthshire focuses on techniques for capturing geospatial information.
Applicants who applied after 12 December 2016 receiving an offer of admission, either unconditional or conditional, may be required to pay a tuition fee deposit. Please see the fees and costs section for more information.
Courses reflecting the industry’s needs prepare you for employment.
Compulsory courses typically will be:
Research Practice and Project Planning
Spatial Modelling and Analysis
Technological Infrastructures for GIS
In consultation with the Programme Director, you will choose from a range of option courses. We particularly recommend:
Active Remote Sensing: Radar and Lidar
Atmospheric Quality and Global Change
Data Integration and Exchange
Data Mining and Exploration
Ecosystem Services 1: Ecosystem Dynamics and Functions
Ecosystem Services 2: Ecosystem Values and Management
Environmental Impact Assessment
Forests and Environment
ICT for Development
Introduction to Environmental Modelling
Introduction to Three Dimensional Climate Modelling
Passive Earth Observation: New Platforms, Sensors, and Analytical Methods
Participation in Policy and Planning
Principles and Practice of Remote Sensing
Principles of Geographical Information Science
Technologies for Sustainable Energy
Water Resource Management
Courses are offered subject to timetabling and availability and are subject to change.
Demand for GIS expertise is growing at an unprecedented rate. The proven ability of our graduates means our internationally recognised programme is held in high regard by employers.
Graduates work worldwide in public and private sector organisations, such as Microsoft, Google, General Electric Aerospace, The World Bank, British Antarctic Survey, The World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Unisys, British Airways, the Forestry Commission, DEFRA and Registers of Scotland.
The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
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