Ulster University

Ulster University

Geographic Information Systems (E-Learning)

The programme is designed to provide an advanced education in the principles and practice of geographic information systems; concepts and techniques are illustrated using case study material drawn from a variety of application areas, although students choose 1 optional module in which they focus on specific applications of geographic information systems (currently environmental management or health and health care issues); students gain extensive hands-on experience of commercial geographic information systems and remote sensing software, including ArcView 3.2, ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine and IDRISI; for the award of MSc students must undertake an independent research project, submitted as a written dissertation.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in an appropriate subject (or combination of subjects) which includes a significant component of geography, environmental science, computing science or electrical/electronic engineering, or a recognised professional or other qualification of equivalent standard; exceptional entry considered.

Course modules

Data structures; acquisition and management of data; spatial analysis and modelling; remote sensing; geographic information systems design and implementation issues; geographic information systems programming and customisation and database technology.

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Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years
PgDip Full-time - 8 months
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coleraine Campus Coleraine BT52 1SA Northern Ireland

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