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    Geoinformatics (Surveying, Planning and Land Management) (Copenhagen)

    Do you want to use modern geographic information technology to solve real world problems?

    The Master of Science program in Geoinformatics at Aalborg University, Copenhagen, is directed at students with a bachelor’s degree in surveying, land management, urban planning, environmental planning, geography or study programs with similar contents interested in understanding the concepts and obtaining the necessary skills to manage various kinds of digital geographic information. Basic knowledge about geographic information and information technology is required for enrolment but we will take you further and disseminate spatial information to build computer based representations of the real world leading to development of technologies and methods for planners and resource managers.

    Thus our goal is to introduce graduate students to the potentials of modern geographic information technology to strengthen their professional approach to solving real world problems in their specific field of interest. Based on traditional problem based learning methods, the students will be introduced to geoinformatics by participating in project works (50%) and course works (50%).

    Approximately half of the courses will be examined individually with a dedicated curriculum. The rest are given as a supplement to the project oriented work being evaluated through the project.

    It takes two years to attain a master degree in Geoinformatics, and during this time you will meet a wide range of teachers who will present you with new knowledge in key areas.

    The educational programme is internationally oriented, and attracts Danish as well as international students. Furthermore the educational programme offers the opportunity of an internship or/and an external study as well as study trips inside and outside Denmark during the 3rd semester.

    Job and career

    Graduates from Geoinformatics are needed all over the world. As GIS experts they work with developing and maintaining geographical information systems in IT-based environments for private companies, utilities, local and national governments, etc.

    The Msc programme in Geoinformatics at Aalborg University, Copenhagen, is divided into four semesters running respectively from September to January and from February to June (January and June partly reserved for exams).

    It takes two years (120 ECTS credits) of full-time study to earn a master’s degree in Geoinformatics. During the master’s programme you are offered a wide range of exciting courses and projects:

    1st semester

    • Geospatial Information Technology
    • Spatial Data Infrastructure
    • Land Administration
    • Project: GI Technology and Information Systems

    2nd semester

    • Geocomputation and Spatial Decision Support Systems
    • Geovisualisation
    • Project: GeoDesign

    3rd semester

    • Internship abroad or in Denmark, study stay at another Danish or foreign university, project work or ’long final project’ (60 ECTS credits)

    4th semester

    • At the 4th semester – which is course-free – you prepare a final thesis within a self-elected topic. The master’s thesis is ’the crowning glory’ and quite generally aims at documenting your professional academic competence.

    Program requirements

    The master’s programme in Geoinformatics is directed at students with a bachelor’s degree in surveying, land management, geography or study programmes with similar content. Furthermore, students must have passed an English proficiency test. The official English language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:These tests must be sent directly from the test centre:TOEFL (paper-based): 550 www.ets.org/toefl orTOEFL (computer-based): 230 www.ets.org/toefl orTOEFL (internet-based): 80 www.ets.org/toefl orCambridge ESOL: C1 www.cambridgeenglish.orgOriginal or verified copy accepted: IELTS (academic test): 6.5 www.ielts.org orInternational Office at Aalborg University has a unique code for TOEFL test results: 8892. Please use this code when booking a TOEFL test – this ensures the test is sent to the right receiver.The test has to be less than two years old, otherwise we cannot accept it.Please note, that the English language requirement for a postgraduate and exchange/Erasmus/Erasmus Mundus programme (listed above) is not similar to the English language requirement for a full undergraduate programme.You do not have to submit an official English test if one of the following criteria applies to you:Have a complete bachelor degree done in English from either Australia, the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, USA, New Zealand, South Africa or Canada.Have a complete bachelor degree from a Danish University.Have a complete bachelor degree from a Danish academy of professional higher education.Have a complete bachelor degree from a Danish university college.Have a major/minor in English, ie the English language is the field of study and not only an elective course or medium of instruction. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80
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