Geoinformatics

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Earth Observations (EO) play a significant role in the Geoinformatics specialisation. You'll get a deeper understanding of the theory and concepts behind GIS and EO and their use in fields like environmental monitoring and modelling on both local and global scales.

This enables you to perform advanced GIS/EO-based spatial analysis and to communicate the results both visually, orally and in writing. You learn to select the appropriate EO data and methodology to assess the interaction between environmental resources, the dynamics and management of global and local land use, and global climate change.

This also allows you to evaluate data quality e.g., in terms of uncertainty, in order to understand and describe the limitations of current EO and GIS technology.

Among other things, you'll get the skills to:

  • perform programming, customization and automation in GIS.
  • use different GIS/EO platforms.
  • use state-of-the-art environmental monitoring algorithms within optical and thermal infrared remote sensing.
  • process data from registers and digital maps.

See the full description of the knowledge, competencies and skills you obtain with this specialisation in the curriculum for Geography and Geoinformatics.

Programme structure (thesis: 45 ECTS)

Compulsory courses: 15 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 45 ECTS – see list of courses below
Elective courses: 15 ECTS
Thesis: 45 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Remote Sensing of the Bio-Geosphere Advanced Geoinformatics Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Elective course Elective course
Year 2 Restricted elective course Thesis
Restricted elective course

Programme structure (thesis: 60 ECTS)

Compulsory courses: 15 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 30 ECTS – see list of courses below
Elective courses: 15 ECTS
Thesis: 60 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Remote Sensing of the Bio-Geosphere Advanced Geoinformatics Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Elective course Elective course
Year 2 Thesis

Restricted elective courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the lists below. Click on each course for a detailed description.

You are obliged to choose courses worth at least 15 ECTS from this list:

Choose your remaining courses from this list