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Geoinformatics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #324 (QS) ,
The Master’s programme in Geoinformatics at Aalborg University Copenhagen is for students who want to learn how to use geographic information to solve real-world problems. As a student, you can work in areas such as smart cities, environmental monitoring, transportation planning, or transition towards renewable energy by developing interactive mapping solutions and conducting spatial analyses.

About

The goal of the Geoinformatics programs at Aalborg University is to introduce you to the potentials of modern geographic information technology, strengthening your professional approach to solving real world problems in your specific field of interest. Based on traditional problem-based learning methods, you will be introduced to geoinformatics by participating in course work (50%) and project work (50%).

The courses will introduce you to topics such as digital cartography and web mapping, spatial analytics, spatial databases, and machine learning for the analysis of remote sensing data. In order to apply the fundamental theoretical concepts around these topics in practice, the courses also introduce you to widely used programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, and R, along with traditional geographic information systems.

Over the course of this programme, you gain a detailed understanding of the concepts and necessary skills to collect, manage, analyse, and disseminate various kinds of digital geographic information. Basic knowledge about geographic information and information technology is required for enrolment. Typically, you need a Bachelor’s degree in surveying, geography, land management, urban planning, environmental planning, or related programmes.

Job and career

As a graduate, you become a GIS expert. GIS experts work with developing and maintaining geographical information systems in IT-based environments for private companies, utilities, local and national governments, etc.

During your education, you can influence your future career possibilities in direction of your desired job profile. As a growing number of fields make use of geographic information, typical employment opportunities after graduation include the following:

  • GIS analyst, consultant, or developer in consulting companies working with data on the urban environment (transportation, demography, development, construction, etc.), developing solutions for sustainable growth (analysis of renewable energy potentials, monitoring of sustainable development goals, smart city solutions, etc.), and working on cutting-edge technology such as LiDAR, Internet of Things, or Autonomous Vehicles
  • GIS specialist in national, regional, or local government agencies working with[SLØ2]  demographic and environmental data to help the communities monitor and plan their resources, publish governmental data on open data portals, and support the transition to a digital society
  • Web developer working with web mapping solutions
  • Data scientist/analyst in industries working with geographic information, such as marketing, utilities management, construction engineering, environmental management and planning, or renewable energy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geospatial Information Technology
  • Modern Data Acquisition Methods
  • Project: GI Technology and Information Systems
  • WebGIS for wind turbine establishment
  • Geocomputation and Spatial Analytics
  • Geovisualisation
  • Project: GI – Integration, Applications and Society

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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General Requirements

The MSc in Technology programme in Surveying, Planning and Land Management with a specialisation in:

  • Geoinformatics
  • Land Management
  • Surveying and Mapping
is directed at students with a bachelor’s degree in Surveying, Planning and Land Management or study programmes with similar content.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13345 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13345 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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99,600 DKK

Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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