COPERNICUS MASTER IN DIGITAL EARTH, MASTER'S PROGRAMME

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Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Science (MSc)
Faculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS
Department Department of Geoinformatics
Mode Full time
Study ID UD 066 651
Admission Requirements As Erasmus+ EMJMD programme there is a qualification
based selection process. In order to be admitted to this
master’s programme, students must hold a bachelor’s
degree in a geospatial discipline or from an equivalent
programme at an internationally recognised tertiary
educational institution, and the admission by the
Consortium of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master
Degree programme.

What will I learn?

The study programme is scientifically based, provides a broad range of academic analysis and research methods, and prepares students for a doctoral degree programme. It provides application-oriented knowledge based on relevant theories and methods. Discipline-specific ways of thinking, analytical skills and techniques as well as problem-solving competences are developed in core areas of Copernicus and Digital Earth, especially in:

• Geospatial data acquisition and visual / cartographic communication;
• Data modelling and spatial data management;
• Data analytics across the spectrum of Geoinformatics: georeferenced data and data streams; in-situ, remote and mobile sensing; statistics;
• Spatial analysis, as well as dynamic system simulation;
• Standards for architectures of open and distributed systems and spatial data infrastructures;
• Development of geospatial applications.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Graduates of the MSc CDE programme will be able to independently plan and manage complex projects and applications in Geoinformatics as well as to cooperate on projects in spatial data infrastructures. The aim is to support and enhance decision-making in all application domains of Copernicus. Graduates of the MSc CDE programme develop a focus on methodological and technical areas of expertise, thus emphasizing career perspectives in public administration (e.g. spatial data infrastructures and geoinformatics services and application development, as well as in application domains such as in spatial planning, regional management, mobility, environment and nature conservation) and in business across a broad spectrum of industries. The study programme covers all areas of geospatial data collection and data management, spatial analytics, communication of results and decision support, interaction with of spatial information, as well as aspects of general management.

Why Salzburg?

The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg is a recognized Centre of Excellence established since the late 1980ies and provides the competence and capacity for offering a high level of undergraduate and postgraduate education. The new English language Master of Science Programme is jointly offered to outstanding candidates as double degree. Students study Earth Observation and Geoinformatics in the first academic year at the University of Salzburg. Two Specialization Tracks offer candidates a pathway towards excellence either at University of South Brittany in GeoData Science or GeoVisualization at Palacky University Olomouc, in the second year of studies. The excellent support of students is a special feature, we translate research into education. A compulsory internship brings added value and links with potential employment opportunities.

How is the course structured?

The MSc CDE programme comprises 7 modules with a total number of 72 ECTS points. 12 ECTS points assigned each for elective subjects (ES) and an obligatory internship. The master’s thesis incl. a research methods and academic writing module, an ePortfolio and the Master’s exam is rated 24 ECTS points.

Contact

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Prof. Dr. Josef Strobl Joint Programme Coordinator
  • Schillerstraße 30
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 662 8044-7510
Fax:
+43 662 8044-0001
msc-cde@sbg.ac.at
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