With Geomatics for the Built Environment you will learn to use advanced techniques in data collection and analysis, spatial information modelling and the visualisation of data. You will gain knowledge about the use, governance and application of geographic data for solving real-world problems in an innovative way. You will become proficient in quickly analysing the needed geospatial information, performing the required processing and analysis steps and producing an appealing visualisation or presentation of your solutions.

Academic year 2018-2019

First year
1st semester2nd semester
1st quarter2nd quarter3rd quarter4th quarter
Sensing Technologies
(5 ECTS)
(5 ECTS)
3D Modeling
(5 ECTS)
Geoweb Technology
(5 ECTS)
GIS and Cartography
Digital Terrain Modelling 
(5 ECTS)
Geo Datasets
(5 ECTS)
Synthesis Project
(10 ECTS)
Python Programming
(5 ECTS)
Location Awareness
(5 ECTS)
Geo Legal Aspects
(5 ECTS)
Second year
3rd semester4th semester
1st quarter2nd quarter3rd quarter4th quarter
Graduation Project
(45 ECTS)
Domain Electives / Study Abroad
(15 ECTS)

One academic year = 60 ECTS (1680 hrs study, 1 ECTS 28 hr)
ECTS = European Credit Transfer System
Total amount of credits MSc programme = 120 ECTS
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In the first year, you will take the core foundation courses and a concluding project, in which the knowledge of the core courses will be applied. 

Core foundation courses

The core foundation courses provide a strong foundation to all students by teaching the fundamentals of data gathering, processing, analysing and visualisation. The core foundation courses are focussed around six fundamental themes: Location Awareness, Sensing Technologies, Geo datasets & Database Management Systems, Geoweb & Legal Aspects, GIS & Cartography and 3D Modelling & Disaster Management. The core courses are building up from fundamentals and basic skills to application and integration.

More information on the coure foundation courses  

Geomatics Synthesis project

The first year will be concluded with the Geomatics Synthesis project, which takes place in the final quarter and will be carried out in groups. The project allows you to combine the knowledge from the core programme and apply it to a real-world project while gaining hands-on experience in project management.

More information on the synthesis project