The Geographical Information Technologies (GI Technologies) pathway aims to provide students with a critical understanding of the software engineering practices and standards that underpin database and web application development and the methodologies for implementing those practices in a GIS context. It seeks to develop the student’s critical understanding of the issues involved in designing the storage and use of geographical data in databases and web-based applications. Importantly this pathway also aims to develop within students the capability to design, implement and evaluate small-scale database and web-application projects.
- Ability to evaluate the benefits and challenges of modern geo-database technologies and their implementation in a distributed environment (e.g. web or enterprise)
- Ability to appraise the technical issues in the development of distributed GIS applications
- Ability to appraise the technical issues in the development of GIS applications
- Competency in planning, design, implementation and evaluation of appropriate methods to create geospatial applications in a distributed environment
Year 1: The PgC stage comprises three units and is common for all UNIGIS UK students irrespective of their chosen pathway:
Year 2: The PgD stage includes three core (mandatory) units:
Year 3: The final MSc stage involves a Project and Dissertation. In this unit the student will design and undertake a substantial and unique independent research project, to be presented as an academic dissertation (max. of 15,000 words).
The GI Technologies pathway focusses on the software engineering practices and standards that underpin database and web application development.
Our normal entry requirements are:
- a relevant Honours degree or
- an HND/Foundation degree and relevant experience or
- relevant professional qualifications and experience
Each application is considered individually based on qualification and experience. Enthusiasm and commitment are important. Our admissions tutor will inform you as quickly as possible whether we can offer you a place.
Our programmes start in mid-September each year, although we welcome applications at any time.