February 19, 2020
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MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing


Course Duration: Two year
Medium of Instruction: English

Geographic Information Science is the science underlying geographic concepts, applications, and systems. Geographic Information Science or Systems are used to interpret location based geographic information, which has now evolved into a sound academic discipline. In general, the term GIS describes any information system that integrates, stores, edits, analyzes, shares, and displays geographic information. GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries (user-created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present the results of all these operations.

Objectives/Graduate Profile

  • Support target program beneficiaries and institutions with training, quality standards, resources and technologies enabling better awareness and application of GIS and RS for effective decision making practices,
  • Provide an opportunity to: widen the scope for reciprocally beneficial, structural and educational development in a perspective long-term collaboration; enabling other network co-operation initiatives, furthering research and development skills, and transfer opportunities between the stakeholders and the beneficiaries of the program
  • Create an enabling academic, research and application environment with the state of the art technology and skills in the field of GIS and Remote Sensing.
  • Offering a self-sustainable best practice in GIS and Remote Sensing benefiting the direct participants of the program with a view to transfer necessary experience in planning, management, rational-use of spatial information for better understanding and visualization of different phenomena


Professional and Employment Opportunities

Openings at both public and private sector institutes in Agriculture, Environmental Management, Urban and Regional Planning, Water Resources, Conservation, Health,Transportation, Defense and Intelligence, Forestry, Surveying, Emergency/Disaster Management, Land Administration, Civil Engineering, Community Mapping and Analysis, Marine and Coast, Energy and Climate Change, Homeland Security, Real Estate Valuation, Law Enforcement, Facilities Management, Fire Protection, Telecommunications, Electric and Gas, Water/Wastewater, Mining, Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, Elections, Media and Press, Public Work, etc