Certificate; International Institute for Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observation (ITC) For candidates with a specific request for up-to-date education in (applications of) geo-information science and earth observation, ITC offers a number of short courses leading to a certificate. Furthermore, those interested in the subject matter of one of ITC’s degree or diploma courses but not in the position to sign up for the entire duration of the course can enrol for the various Certificate courses that suit their needs.
You can also create your own individual study programme by selecting one or more relevant three-week modules (5 credits) or a block of connected modules from the degree and diploma programmes.
ITC offers the following certificate courses: - Land Policy and supporting Information Infrastructures - Advanced Earth Observation and Quantified Modelling in Applied Earth Sciences - Spatial Interventions in Urban Planning and Management - Digital Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - GIS Operations - Cartography and Geo-Visualisation - Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Disease Control Programmes
MSc degree; International Institute for Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observation (ITC) Four renowned European institutes have formed a consortium and now offer you the unique: Master of Science (MSc) course Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM), which starts annually in September. The course is organised in 15 modules, all linked through the common theme of geo-information and the environment. The modules are given sequentially in three of the four institutes. You start at the University of Southampton, where you stay for 17 weeks; you then move to Lund University for 19 weeks; finally you move to ITC for 42 weeks, a period that includes the modules given by the University of Warsaw and fieldwork in Poland. All periods involve at least two institutes in team teaching, so the contribution of each institute to the entire programme is approximately one third. To increase flexibility and to allow for variation in previous knowledge and areas of interest, several elective modules are included in the course. The course is taught in English.
Growing population densities are putting increasing pressure on scarce land resources. Adequate solutions to environmental problems such as deforestation, overgrazing, and the depletion and contamination of land and water resources depend on integrated insights and improved management. Planners, managers, policy makers and researchers need to understand the complexity of the factors involved and be able to work together with professionals from a variety of disciplines. Geo-information technology and, in particular, remote sensing, plays a central role in the search for clear analyses and viable policies. Skills in this field will therefore continue to be much in demand in industry, government and NGOs.
The final stage of the MSc course is dedicated to the execution of an individual research project. Each student works independently on an approved research topic from o
MA; International Institute for Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observation (ITC) The MSc programme consists of three distinct blocks: 1 Principles of geo-information science and earth observation (Introduction and principles of remote sensing, GIS and databases) 2 Application of geo-information science and earth observation in the field of interest (Task-supported learning in the technical or application domain) 3 Individual final assignment (Individual production-oriented project leading to a report)
Two courses are offered in the Master degree programme in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation: * Geoinformatics * Natural Resources Management.
MSc; International Institute for Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observation (ITC) The MSc degree programme is based on research. The development of research skills is given attention throughout the entire course. Each MSc candidate is required to design, undertake and report on research where geo-information science and earth observation is used to develop techniques and/or deal with a specific application problem connected with the field of interest of the course. The precise focus of the research will be determined by the candidate and supervising staff in dialogue, and will fall within the scope of the research themes of the Institute. Where relevant, MSc research topics are related to the topics of candidates following other courses. The MSc research phase (six months) concludes with the presentation and defence of the MSc thesis.
The MSc programme consists of four distinct blocks: 1 Principles of geo-information science and earth observation (Introduction and principles of remote sensing, GIS and databases) 2 Application of geo-information science and earth observation in the field of interest (Task-supported learning in the technical or application domain) 3 Research orientation (Research methods, advanced subjects of choice, engagement in a research team, and proposal writing) 4 Individual research (Executing research and writing an MSc thesis)
Eight courses are offered in the MSc degree programme in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation: * Applied Earth Sciences * Environmental Modelling and Management * Geoinformatics * Governance and Spatial Information Management * Land Administration * Natural Resources Management * Urban Planning and Management * Water Resources and Environmental Management.