Master’s Programme in GIS and Remote sensing
The Master´s programme in GIS and Remote sensing prepares you for work in governmental bodies and private organisations as well as for research. The courses cover a wide range of areas in the field of geomatics including geographic information systems (GIS), geodesy, remote sensing and computer science.
Bachelor´s degree representing 180 ECTS in scientific or technical subjects, including 15 ECTS GIS. You must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent.
There may be some other country specific requirements.
When you are accepted as a student to the programme, you are guaranteed a place on all courses on condition that you fulfil the particular entry requirements for each course.
The master's program in GIS and remote sensing deals with theoretical, methodological and technical aspects of the subject area and aims to develop advanced knowledge and skills for entry into the labor market or to prepare for doctoral studies in the subject. The studies include theoretical knowledge and skills in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, spatial analysis, spatial data infrastructure (SDI), machine learning and computer science. The education also deals with national and global areas of application, especially in the field of natural sciences such as physical geography, environmental science, and earth observation. The training program also deals with the role of GIS and remote sensing in the area of community construction, and applications mainly focusing on environmental, physical and urban planning.
One opportunity for you admitted to the programme is to study part of the education abroad. There are many partner universities at Lund University to choose from, and also specific agreements between our department and departments at other universities abroad.
Please contact our international coordinator Martin Berggren for more information and support in decisions about exchange studies.
Job market after education
The master's program in geomatics aims to provide an attractive education that is sought after in state and municipal administration, private business and provides a basis for research in the field. The use of GIS in particular is extremely expansive in a number of industries. To meet the growing need for people with competence in geomatics, the need for education is considered to be very great. It is mainly municipalities, administrations and consulting companies that currently employ geomaticians.
Overview of courses in the programme
Obligatory courses 45 credits
NGEN20 Programming for applications in GIS and Remote sensing 15 credits
NGEN21 Applied GIS 15 credits
NGEN24 Satellite remote sensing 15 credits
Elective courses 30 credits
NGEN22 Geographical databases 7,5 credits
NGEN23 Spatial Analysis 7,5 credits
NGEN25 Algorithms and data structures in GIS 7,5 credits (updated course from autumn 2023)
NGEN26 Web GIS 7,5 credits
NGEN27 Geospatial artificial intelligence 7.5 credits (new course, start autumn 2023)
NGEN28 Collection and Analysis of Geospatial 3D Data 7.5 credits (new course, start autumn 2023)
Optional courses 15 credits
NGEA51 Internship 15 ects
Master degree project 30 credits, obligatory
NGEM01 Master Degree Project 30 ects