Geomatics and Management

MSc
University of Glasgow

Course details

Course description

The Masters in Geomatics & Management is aimed at graduates in geomatics (surveying and mapping). It will enhance your career progression in the field of geomatics, and provide you with the necessary skill set to succeed in managerial positions. The combination of geomatics with management offered by this programme has been strongly endorsed by industry.

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

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

- 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).

- If you have a geomatics background, but with little management experience and you are looking to broaden your knowledge of management while also furthering your knowledge of geomatics, this programme is designed for you.

- You will be jointly taught by staff from the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences and the Adam Smith Business School and will benefit from their resources and expertise and from an industry-focused curriculum informed by experts in the field.

- The programme is split into two semesters and a summer session. One semester will be based in the Adam Smith Business School and is aimed at developing knowledge and skills of management principles and techniques. An applied approach is adopted, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.

- The semester in Geomatics allows you to focus on land and hydrographic surveying, or GIS and cartography. Your programme will be customised depending on your background and interests.

- While taking advanced courses in Geomatics you will have benefit from access to the latest surveying equipment, including GPS and Terrestrial Laser Scanning, and industry standard processing software, GIS and graphic packages as part of this programme.

- You will attend either a week long survey field course or the three-day GIS Research UK conference as part of the programme (included in fees).

- The School of Geographical & Earth Sciences 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.

- Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

**Semester 1 – 60 credits in Management**
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (ENGINEERING) (10 credits)
MANAGING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION (ENGINEERING) (10 credits)
MANAGING STRATEGIC CHANGE (ENGINEERING) (10 credits)
MARKETING MANAGEMENT (ENGINEERING) (10 credits)
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (ENGINEERING) (10 credits)
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (ENGINEERING) (10 credits)

**Semester 2 – 60 credits in Geomatics**
[[[GEOG5021]]] (10 credits)

50 credits from:
GNSS & GEODESY (10 credits)
[[[GEOG5098]]] (10 credits)
APPLIED LAND SURVEYING (10 credits)
DIRECTED STUDIES IN GEOMATICS (10 credits)
ENGINEERING SURVEY (10 credits)
GNSS & GEODESY (10 credits)
GEOSPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURES AND LAND ADMINISTRATION (10 credits)
VISUALISATION & MAP USE (10 credits)
HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY (10 credits)
WEB AND MOBILE MAPPING (10 credits)
REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT (10 credits)

Subjects

  • Geographical information systems
  • Information technology
  • Software engineering
  • Information systems

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Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent in geomatics or similar subject. Those with lower qualifications having significant experience in industry will be considered on an individual basis. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Course options

Course details

Full time

1st Sep 2021 to 1st Sep 2022

Cost: £12,450.00 (ex. VAT)

Venue details

University of Glasgow

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