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August 3rd, 2014
Mapping Out a Career in Geospatial Technology

These range from local to global; from looking up real-time traffic information on your Smartphone, tomanaging and responding to a major natural disaster. A high demand, multi-billion pound industry, this vast market presents enormous opportunity for students educated in a relevant subject. Geospatial and Mapping Sciences from the University of Glasgow is an innovative, industry sponsored programme. Developed in close collaboration with employers to meet global demand for professionals in thefield, it is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in geomatics, including hydrographic surveying;land registration/cadastre and LIS; photogrammetric and remote sensing engineering and management of geospatial information.  

Meeting the academic requirements for membership of relevant professional bodies, the programme is furtheraccredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. Offered both full-time or part-time as an MSc, PgDip or PgCert, the programme is delivered through a means of lectures, seminars and tutorials, coupled with lab and group fieldwork. Core and optional courses include Remote Sensing, Terrain Modelling, Application development in GIS and Terrestrial laser scanning.  

Dr Jane Drummond of the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences says: “In response to an international shortage of Geomatics Surveyors, in 2007 employers and academics launched this accredited MSc in Geospatial and Mapping Sciences, building on existing 50-year industry partnered, land-survey teaching. This programme not only provides a stimulating and dynamic academic and work environment, but responds to industry skills gaps both domestically and globally.”  

Students will gain many transferable skills, including project management, team-working, fieldwork, data analysis, problem-solving, critical evaluation of scientific & professional literature and how to effectively communicate with different audiences. Major employers such as Fugro and Subsea 7 regularly visit the University and conduct onsite interviews with students. The Geospatial and Mapping Sciences programme is available for entry September 2014 in the School ofGeographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Course fee is: £17,250 (R17.7 lakh) Apply via: http://ow.ly/zPJkR