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Hydrographic Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) , MS,
Traditionally, the hydrographer has been associated with making the sea charts for navigation. This is still an important role but, as a science and profession, hydrographic surveying has developed into a multi-disciplinary occupation. 

About

The hydrographer is involved with every aspect of ocean data from bathymetric mapping of the ocean floor, managing large marine data sets, exploring for the minerals that lie far beneath, measuring currents, tides and waves, and observing the ocean environment.

Our Hydrography degrees comprise only 1 of 3 programs in the North America that are Recognized by the International Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers for technical professionals.

What Will I Learn?

  • Data mining for all existing spatially-related information for the project area
  • Planning, preparation and development of Hydrographic Survey Specifications for the project area
  • Data collection (multi-beam, single-beam, side-scan sonar, tides, sound velocity, shoreline, navaids, etc.)

Programme Structure

  • Data processing and analysis
  • Quality assurance checks to determine if international standards have been met
  • Electronic Navigational Chart production
  • Completion of a comprehensive Report of Survey meeting the standards of the current NOAA Hydrographic Survey specifications and deliverables
  • Presentation of the project and results to the examination committee

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Regular admission to the master's program in Hydrographic Science requires successful completion of the Graduate Record Examination (all sections) and a high grade point average for the last two years of undergraduate study. 
  • Also required are three letters of recommendation from persons qualified to assess the applicant's readiness for graduate study. A letter of intent should also be addressed to the department chair expressing personal academic, research, and career goals. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for West Hattiesburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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