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Master's Degree in Geotechnology and Project Development SIG

University of Oviedo
Program overview
Length: 1 year
Education level: Master's degree
Start dates
Oviedo
September 2018 
September 2019 
September 2020 

Program description

Master's Degree in Geotechnology and Project Development SIG

The Master in Geotechnology and Development of GIS Projects by the University of Oviedo, is aimed at providing students with the skills to acquire, manage, analyze, interpret and disseminate geospatial information.Attending to the market demand, aims to train professionals who are able not only to understand the methods and manage existing IT tools but also to develop their own programs in order to automate tasks and provide solutions to complex problems.

The Master's Degree in Geotechnology and the Development of GIS Projects provides students with competences in accordance with the current state of knowledge in the field of space information technologies, with special emphasis on market needs.In this sense, the new master's degree is focused on providing students with the skills to develop algorithms and implement computer applications that automate processes.This is a very important aspect that in a generalized way is considered essential by professors, students and companies involved in its gestation, as well as by public administrations, technological centers and professional associations consulted.

There are currently undergraduate studies at the University of Oviedo related to Earth sciences such as Geology, Geography, Biology, Civil Engineering, Mining or Forestry, which, given the limited time of the studies, can not offer subjects in the field of Geotechnology, although it would be very beneficial for their training since they often work with geographic information.The Master in Geotechnology aims to cover this lack of training in a matter of such importance.

The offer of the Master in Geotechnology and Development of GIS Projects is justified by the demand of professionals who can deal with projects related to geospatial information and who have the ability to automate processes through the development of computer applications.It is no longer enough to know the theoretical foundations and be able to handle the geospatial data processing software, but the job offers are aimed at people with programming knowledge who are able to create new applications from the libraries that are available freely and free on the network.The fields in which professionals are needed with the training provided in this master's degree are multiple: Agriculture, Public Administration, Electrical Industry, Telecommunications Sector, Marketing,Archeology, Architecture, Geography, Forestry, Urbanism, supply networks, freight, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Civil Engineering, Mining and Forestry, among many others.From the scientific point of view there are many challenges that still arise in the field of Geotechnology, such as the autonomous driving of vehicles, the processing of massive data collected by devices such as satellites, the multiple applications of data collected from satellites, drones or terrestrial or aerial laser scanners, the visualization of spatial information or statistical methods for spatial data.For this reason, the training provided by this master's degree can also serve as the basis to start a career in the field of research,

Admission requirements

In accordance with article 16 of RD 1393/2007, of October 29, which establishes the organization of official education and Royal Decree 861/2010, of July 2, which modifies Royal Decree 1393 / 2007, of October 29, to access the official master's degree programs, it will be necessary to hold an official university degree in Spain or another one issued by a higher education institution belonging to another member state of the European Higher Education Area that empowers the same for access to Master's degrees.Likewise, graduates may access according to educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for homologation of their degrees,prior verification by the University that those who accredit a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that empower the country issuing the degree to access postgraduate education.The access by this way will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous title that is in possession of the interested party, nor its recognition for other purposes than that of studying the Master's degree.Students who have not completed their studies may also formalize the pre-registration.In this case, your admission is conditional upon obtaining the qualification before the end of the enrollment period and maintaining the average grade of the case that was considered at the time of admission.

Program content

1st Semester

TRAINING COMPLEMENTS 

  • Fundamentals of Cartography and GIS, 3 ECTS 
  • Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, 3 ECTS
  • Introduction to Phyton Programming, 3 ECTS

The Academic Committee of the Master will evaluate for each one of the admitted candidates the necessary training complements according to their degree of access.

1st SEMESTER.COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  • Remote sensing and image treatments in Geosciences, 6 ECTS
  • Spatial Databases, 6 ECTS
  • Application Programming for Geoprocessing, 6 ECTS
  • Modeling and Simulation with Geospatial Data, 6 ECTS
  • Geovisualization and Web SIG, 6 ECTS

2nd SEMESTER.

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  • Design of GIS Projects in Geosciences, 6 ECTS
  • External Practices, 6 ECTS
  • Master's Thesis, 9 ECTS
  • Optional electives to choose 2, 9 ECTS

OFFERED OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

  • Management of Natural Resources, 4,5 ECTS
  • Transportation Planning, 4.5 ECTS
  • BIM Technology, 4.5 ECTS
  • Development of GIS Applications for Mobile Devices, 4,5 ECTS

TYPES OF SUBJECTS

  • Compulsory: 36 ECTS
  • Electives: 9 ECTS
  • External Practices: 9 ECTS
  • Final Master's Project: 9 ECTS
  • Total: 60 ECTS

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University of Oviedo

University of Oviedo

The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias. With over 400 years of history, it offers a full range of undergraduate degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)...


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University of Oviedo

Calle San Francisco 1
33003 Oviedo
Spain