Land and Hydrographic Surveying (with Work Placement)

MSc
University of Glasgow

Course details

Course description

The Masters in Land & Hydrographic Surveying with Work Placement will introduce you to the surveying discipline and prepare you for employment in the industry. Engineering and land survey are fundamental to the design, construction and navigation of infrastructure projects from small to national scale such as buildings, road and rail networks. Hydrographic Surveyors contribute to safety of navigation and port management for seas, rivers and lakes, and underwater infrastructure projects such as pipelines and offshore wind turbines. This programme is ideal if you are seeking employment in the geospatial industry to support construction and mapping projects both onshore and offshore. This version of the programme includes a 6 month work placement in industry, instead of the normal MSc project.

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

- The MSc Land & Hydrographic Surveying with Work Placement was developed in close collaboration with industry to meet their employment needs and includes a 6 month work placement in industry.

- Students will benefit from access to the latest surveying equipment and software including RTK GNSS, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and terrestrial laser scanners.

- This programme is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES), when fully completed with the award of an MSc.

- We have over 50 years of experience delivering postgraduate programmes in Geomatics. Capitalising on our wealth of knowledge and strong support from industry, this programme meets employer requirements.

- If you are seeking a career in geomatics: land, engineering, or hydrographic surveying this programme is for you.

- Subject to certain conditions, we will accept candidates without the normal entry requirements for an MSc programme, especially those with industrial experience.

- Our School of Geographical and Earth Sciences is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK, currently we are 6th (Complete University Guide 2020).

- Geography at Glasgow is ranked 41st in the world (QS World Rankings 2019).

- The School has an Athena Swan Silver Award, demonstrating the school’s commitment to supporting women in scientific studies and careers, and to improving the working environment for all.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

Modes of delivery of the MSc Land & Hydrographic Surveying include lectures, practical exercises, and hands-on experience with state-of-the art equipment and software. Included is a weeklong surveying field course, which consolidates practical skills. The programme includes several direct contributions from industry and opportunities to participate in industry-led events.

The work placement supports the application of knowledge and skills developed academically, to be applied directly to a work-environment, gaining valuable practical experience.

**Core Courses**

**Semester 1**
FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOMATICS I
FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOMATICS II
PRINCIPLES OF GIS
LAND SURVEYING I
TOPOGRAPHIC MODELLING AND LANDSCAPE MONITORING
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR GES PGT

**Semester 2**
APPLIED LAND SURVEYING
ENGINEERING SURVEY
GNSS & GEODESY
GEOSPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURES AND LAND ADMINISTRATION
HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY
LAND SURVEYING II

**Summer/Autumn**
GEOMATICS MSC PROJECT

Subjects

  • Land surveying

Provided by

University of Glasgow

student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

Provider website

The Fraser Building

65 Hillhead Street

Glasgow

G12 8QQ

Entry requirements

Those with lower level qualifications, or those with experience in the surveying industry may be admitted to the Certificate or Diploma in the first instance and, subject to performance, can progress to the MSc.

Course options

Course details

Full time

1st Sep 2021 to 1st Dec 2022

Cost: £10,250.00 (ex. VAT)

Venue details

The Fraser Building

65 Hillhead Street

Glasgow

G12 8QQ

This is the main contact address for the provider. This may not be the location where this course is presented.