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Master of Science in Applied Geoinformatics

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Master’s programme in Applied Geoinformatics is a study programme conducted by the Faculty of Regional and Environmental Science, in cooperation with the faculties of Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Informatics. It is coordinated by the Faculty of Environmental Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics, and focuses on the combined use of quantitative remote sensing methods with GIS techniques to develop advanced mapping approaches for environmental observation and monitoring

This design of the study programme allows full-time students to complete the programme in four semesters. Compulsory Core Courses The obligatory courses include ten core courses covering the fundamentals technologies and skills. The courses consist of of lectures, lab exercises and seminars. An additional unit is devoted to facilitation the completion of the final Master’s project. The ten compulsory courses (80 ECTS credit points) are as follows: GIS – Application Development (Computer Programming for GIS) Multivariate Statistics Environmental System Analysis Fundamentals of Environmental Remote Sensing Numerical Mathematics for Geoscientists Introduction to 3D Visualisation Project studies on 3D Visualisation and Augmented Reality Geostatistics Pattern Recognition in Long-Term Global Satellite Archives Final Master’s Thesis Project Elective Courses (six to eight required) The elective part of the programme of study comprises 40 ECTS credit points. Students can tailor their programme to suit their individual interests, choosing from a wide selection of 19 elective courses. Faculty of Environmental Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics: Advanced Remote Sensing Data Processing and Interpretation Ecosystem Remote Sensing and Modelling LiDAR Remote Sensing for Environmental Observation and Monitoring Remote Sensing of Global Change Processes Raster data processing and image enhancement techniques 3D Data Acquisition and Introduction to Photogrammetry Faculty of Cartography Geovisualisation Cartographic Communication Faculty of Computer Science and Business Informatics Database Systems (in German) Fundamentals of Computer Graphics (in German) Data Mining and Web Mining (in German) Computational Geometry (in German) File Systems and Database Implementation (in German) Faculty of Economic and Social Statistics Survey Sampling Monte Carlo Simulation Methods Governance & Sustainability Lab Global Climate Change and Energy Resources Socio-hydrology Faculty of Physical Geography Academic Research Skills (in German) Off-Campus Training Internship

Academic Requirements
Degree (BSc or equivalent) in environmental sciences or similar Personal statement / motivation letter CV Applicants must prove their English language proficiency level C1, based on the Common European Framework through one of the following tests. The test must have been taken within the last three years: TOEFL (Code 9208): at least 215 points (computer-based) or 550 points (paper-based) or 80 points (Internet-based) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) / C1 Advanced IELTS (at least 6.0 points) UNIcert III Equivalent to one of the tests is proof of: Being a native speaker Two years of full time study in an English taught programme, in an English speaking country and undertaken within the past two years At least five school years of English in secondary education and at least five points in English at "Abitur" level (only Germany and Luxembourg)