Geographic information Systems are widely-used indispensable tools for governance, commerce, and environmental and social science in Ireland and word-wide. Over the next few years it is forecast that the area of GIS will grow rapidly. This will lead to the need for highly qualified professionals in all areas of the geospatial industry. The MSc programme in Geographic Information Science presents an opportunity to develop and build on your previous learning and to deepen your understanding and knowledge of essential principles, practices and applications of geospatial technologies.
Competency in information technology skills has consistently been identified as a critical need in the geospatial industry and in the wider workplace in Ireland. This programme has been designed specifically to address these issues and will provide graduates with a thorough grounding in information technology including spatial databases and web technology as well as programming skills tailored to the particular requirements of geospatial data.
This is a conversion programme to enable graduates of a related discipline or current practitioners in the geospatial or related industry to acquire a qualification in Geographic Information Science at Masters Level. The programme is delivered within Spatial Information Sciences in the School of Surveying and Construction Management in DIT Bolton Street. A maximum intake of 20 students is planned from different disciplines and backgrounds.
Who Should Apply?
The programme is aimed at expanding the knowledge of graduates who have already obtained degrees in disciplines related to geographic information science. Applications are invited from graduates of Engineering, Geography, Science, Geomatics, Archaeology, Planning, Environmental Science, Computing and Information Technology but graduates of other discipline areas will be considered and are encouraged to apply.
The programme is also aimed at practitioners and professionals in the geospatial or related discipline areas who wish to expand their knowledge and qualifications in this exciting and evolving domain.