Geographical Information Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert
Key features include:
- Excellent career prospects
- Company related project work
- Excellent staff to student ratio
- Exceptional facilities unique to Cranfield
- Part-time route available
The Geographical Information Management programme is unique in providing a balanced coverage of the key GIS technologies. The course is taught to small groups by experts and the ratio of staff to students is one of the best available anywhere. Courses are not isolated from the real world and many are supported by research groups working on cutting-edge programmes. Our aim is to prepare you, whether coming from university or industry, for a challenging career in one of the growing range of industrial and research sectors that now routinely make use of the GI technologies. To enable this you will need to develop specialist skills, acquire experience of spatial problem solving and develop a range of personal skills. To help you achieve this taught courses involve a varied selection of case study work, tutorials and lectures led by centre staff and senior visiting lecturers from industry. This programme includes an individual research thesis which provides an opportunity to study a problem in some detail, whilst some of the courses also include a group design project allowing the realism of industrial projects to be introduced. The course is offered in a modular form to facilitate a part-time mode of study.
This programme is suitable for graduates with graduates (or equivalent) with science, geography, environmental, geology, computing, engineering, agriculture or related degrees keen to pursue careers in geographical information management, graduates currently working with geographical information, or a related field, keen to extend their qualifications, or individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience
The course does not require any prior knowledge of GIS, remote sensing or GPS.
"I was looking to retrain from my current career as a chemist, and the Geographical Information Management course was an opportunity to enter a developing and exciting new field. I found Cranfield to have a professional atmosphere not unlike work. Teaching staff were approachable and you were treated more as an equal. I acquired a variety of skills, both technical and professional. I gained up-to-date skills in my subject area which were very marketable to employers, and transferable skills such as project management, team working and effective communication. I would definitely recommend the course".
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