This full-time MSc/Higher Diploma programme in Geocomputation aims to provide a sound theoretical and practical foundation in geocomputation for numerate graduates with suitable backgrounds in subjects such as mathematics, engineering, geography, computer science, geomatics, and mining, and professionals working in cognate disciplines.
The programme will provide students with a sound understanding of the theoretical principles underlying geocomputation. Students will gain a sound understanding of the practical aspects of Geographical Information System software and management.
The degree programme is full-time running from September to the following August.
Candidates for the Master of Science must have either (a) a 2.1 Honours degree in a cognate discipline or (b) not less than 5 years experience of appropriate employment, subject to the approval of the Programme Director. Cognate disciplines include, but are not limited to: geography, computer science, geomatics, mining, engineering, mathematics. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL: (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL: (Internet based test): 95
• PTE: (Pearson): 62
National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850
The course will develop students' analytical and problem-solving ability through the integration of knowledge, insight and skills acquired in the programme. It will also develop appropriate communication skills – these include oral, presentation, cartographic and management skills. The MSc requires the successful completion of 90 credits, including a 30 credit dissertation.
MH50B 1 year Full-time
In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
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There is a growing demand worldwide for employees skilled in geospatial technologies, and that the Europeans in particular were integrating GIS into government decision making.