The Postgraduate Diploma in GIS is attained on completion of the Postgraduate Certificate course plus another four modules and another four-day workshop at the university, again organized in June. The PgD programme can be completed within two years. More information on the objectives of the different pathways and modules belonging to each pathway can be found here.
The Postgraduate Diploma Course aims to provide students with an understanding of the technical, geographical and organizational aspects of GIS. In doing so, the students will obtain knowledge and skills necessary to:
- translate management and scientific problems into GIS
- design and implement appropriate methods of data capture
- design spatial analysis procedures within GIS
- design and use databases within GIS
- design map output in a variety of media
- implement quality control procedures; and
- analyse a GIS project and understand GIS within an organization.
The UNIGIS curriculum is a distance learning course. This means very few contact hours with actual teaching are given during the course. The workshops, the UNIGIS Conference, some elective workshops and the summer-and winter schools are par excellence moments at which students can meet the tutors and at which actual lectures are given. In order to support the distance learning student in his/her study activities, the digital learning environment Blackboard is used and staff is equipped with webcams and microphones to support virtual contact (one-on-one and group).
Two compulsory modules from the chosen pathway plus two additional electives.
UNIGIS Amsterdam offers the following four pathways:
Pathway 1: Geographical Information Systems
Pathway 2: Geographical Information Science
Pathway 3: Geographical Information Systems and Management
Pathway 4: Geographical Information Systems and Environment
The PgD will be awarded if the student has passed eight modules with a
sufficient grade and if he or she has successfully passed workshops II and III.
Students must be a Postgraduate Certificate holder before starting the PgD programme.Qualification: Postgraduate Diploma (PgD)