Cartography

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
 
41 place StudyQA ranking:4407 Duration:4 semestrs

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The four semester Master programme starts every year in winter semester (October) and will enroll up to 25 students from all over the world. Language of instruction is English. The full-time programme awards a total of 120 ECTS and is to be completed in two years. Students obtain 30 ECTS in each semester/at each university, respectively 30 ECTS for their Master thesis. 
The qualification finally awarded to the students is the joint degree “Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Cartography” issued by TUM, TUW, TUD and UT together.

  • 1st semester

    Compulsory modules:

    A-1 Cartographic Foundations (5 ECTS)
    A-2 Geo-Information (6 ECTS)
    A-3 Geovisualization and Geostatistics (5 ECTS)
    A-4 Introduction to Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Image Processing (6 ECTS)

    Elective modules:

    A-5 Scientific Visualization (5 ECTS)
    A-6 Mapping Project (5 ECTS)
    A-7 Engineering Databases (3 ECTS)
    A-8 Observing and Modelling Global Dynamic Processes (3 ECTS)
    A-9 Atmospheric Physics and Remote Sensing (3 ECTS)
    A-10 English – Scientific Presentation and Writing C2 (3 ECTS)

  • 2nd semester

    Compulsory modules:

    B-1 Cartographic Theories and Applications (9 ECTS)
    B-2 LBS & Multimedia Cartography (10 ECTS)
    B-3 Cartographic Publishing (5 ECTS)
    B-4 Applied Cartographic Research & Development (6 ECTS)

  • 3rd semester

    Compulsory module:

    C-1 Georelief and Cartography – Morphogenetic and Environmental Understanding (9 ECTS, including 11 days excursion)

    Elective modules:

    C-2 Mobile Cartography (9 ECTS)
    C-3 Subject-specific GIS Applications and Case Studies (9 ECTS)
    C-4 True-3D Cartography and Visualization of Dynamic Geo-Features (4 ECTS)
    C-5 Remote-Sensing-based Environmental Mapping (4 ECTS)
    C-6 History of Cartography (4 ECTS)

  • 4th semester

    Master's thesis preparation at one of the four cooperating universities

     

  • Official certified copies of final degree and diploma
  • Non-native speakers of English will be required to submit a TOEFL (iBT min. 88; CbT min. 234; PbT min. 605), an IELTS (min. 6.5) or a certificate of Cambridge Main Suite (CAE or CPE, Level A, B, C).
  • Printed & signed TUMonline application form (which you get after concluding TUMonline application)
  • Current passport photo (uploaded in the TUMonline application system)
  • Passport (digital or analog copy)
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (digital document uploaded in the TUMonline application system)
  • Letter of motivation (1-2 pages, digital document uploaded in the TUMonline application system): Please describe your personal reasons and your motivation for undertaking post-graduate studies in Cartography Master programme at TUM - TUW - TUD - UT. It is very important for us that your letter of motivation informs us about your particular interests in the field of Cartography.
  • Two letters of recommendation must be submitted from faculty members, who are familiar with your work in the major area of your graduate study. If that work occurred some time ago, a recommendation from those people familiar with your professional performance is acceptable. (in each case the original document)
  • Officially certified copy of complete university transcript of records including translation into English

Programme country student means in this context of an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree grant:

  • a national from the EU Member States and further programme countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)), or a resident from the EU Member States and further programme countries, who has carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of these programme countries (reference date: application deadline, March 15)
  • who has already obtained a first higher education degree (applicants having fulfilled 180 credit points of a Bachelor degree will be accepted provisionally, if they provide their (diploma) certificate until course start)
  • who has NOT been accepted to register or is registered in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Course already
  • Scholarship holders must spend their study period in at least two of the consortium partner countries. These two countries must be different from the country in which the scholarship holder has obtained his/her last university degree.

Partner country student means in this context of an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree  grant:

  • a national from OTHER countries than above, who has NOT carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the programme countries (reference date: application deadline, March 15);
  • who has already obtained a first higher education degree (applicants having fulfilled 180 credit points of a Bachelor degree will be accepted provisionally, if they provide their (diploma) certificate until course start)
  • who has NOT been accepted to register or is registered in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Course already
  • Scholarship holders must spend their study period in at least two of the consortium partner countries. These two countries must be different from the country in which the scholarship holder has obtained his/her last university degree.
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