Austria | Professional Diploma

/Austria | Professional Diploma

About the programme:

wabengrafik_UprofUNIGIS professional is designed to develop or improve application-oriented skills and provide an understanding of GIS. The course primarily targets those already engaged in GIS related jobs and/or those who have some background in a spatial discipline. The programme consists of 7 core modules (42 ECTS) and elective modules (18 ECTS).

Programme director:

Prof. Josef Strobl josef.strobl@team.unigis.net

Programme coordinator:

Prof. Josef Strobl office.salzburg@unigis.net

Objectives:

UNIGIS professional is designed to develop or improve application-oriented skills and provide an understanding of GIS. The course primarily targets those already engaged in GIS related jobs and/or those who have some background in a spatial discipline.

Programme format:

This is an in-service online distance learning university course leading to a diploma. The programme is designed to be completed in one year with a weekly workload of minimum 12-15 hours. 60 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points are awarded for the coursework. Participation in residential workshops is strongly encouraged.

Core modules:

  • GIS Introduction
  • Data Modelling and Data Structures
  • Data Sources and Data Acquisition
  • geoDBMS
  • Geographical Analysis
  • Visualisation and Cartography
  • Application Development

Elective modules:

  • Developing Applications with OSM
  • EuroGIS
  • Oracle Spatial
  • Remote Sensing
  • ArcGIS for Server
  • Spatial Simulation
  • QGIS: An open source desktop GIS
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • LiDAR Remote Sensing and Applications

Programme information

UNIGIS professional is designed to develop or improve application-oriented skills and provide an understanding of GIS. The course primarily targets those already engaged in GIS related jobs and/or those who have some background in a spatial discipline.

Examination:

Exams in the UNIGIS courses are conducted as instructor assessed written assignments. Physical presence is generally not required. Should you fail any of the assignments, you can repeat them; in this case additional assignments will be sent to you and assessed. A five-tier grading scale is used for exam assessment;
1 excellent
2 good
3 satisfactory
4 sufficient
5 unsatisfactory

Admission requirements:

Higher education entrance qualification or several years of working/professional experience. An interview may be required.
The courses are taught and assessed in English. If English is not your native language you may be required to show evidence of proficiency (e.g. secondary education completed in English, TOEFL PBT 550 points / TOEFL iBT 79 points / IELTS 6.5 or equivalent). Students will be required to have computer skills at intermediate level, i.e. in using the Internet, communication software, word processors, and spreadsheets.

Qualification: Graduates will be awarded a professional diploma certificate by the University of Salzburg. The UNIGIS professional modular structure includes seven compulsory modules and a choice of elective subjects, summer school or professionally relevant training. The programme content covers acquisition, modelling, and visualisation of geodata, geographical analysis, geoDBMS and application software development.
Tuition fee: € 5.400
Workload / Credits: The programme is designed to be completed in one year with a weekly workload of minimum 12-15 hours.
Language: English, German
UNIGIS Institution:
UNIGIS Salzburg – University of Salzburg

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