Faculty of Geodesy University of Zagreb
Diplomski studij - Master Study
Master study programme of Geodesy and Geoinformatics
Master degree university study programme of geodesy and geoinformatics lasting 2 years providing 120 ECTS points and the degree of Master in Engineering of Geodesy and Geoinformatics (mag. ing. geod. et geoinf.) has been performed at the Faculty of Geodesy, University in Zagreb since the academic year 2008/2009.
- Requirements and results (learning outcomes) of the study programme.
The programme is performed in two major fields, geodesy and geoinformatics, with various obligatory subjects for each major field in the first three semesters. A part of optional subjects in the first two semesters is common for both major fields, and all students can improve their knowledge in the field of mathematics, foreign languages and presentation techniques. In the third semester, the optional projects are common for both major fields, and students make professional seminar works under the guidance of teachers. In this way, students acquire specific knowledge and skills in the field of geodesy and geoinformatics. In the fourth semesters, students work on their diploma thesis applying all acquired knowledge and skills, as well as on the research tasks. They present their results publicly during the defence of their diploma thesis. The completion of studies is preconditioned by the defence of the diploma thesis. By choosing a certain major field and diploma thesis, a student can be profiled in applying geodetic and geoifnormation special knowledge and skills. After passing all examinations successfully, after defending a diploma thesis and fulfilling other obligations from the official programme, Masters in Engineering of Geodesy and Geoinformatics acquire the following competences:
Knowledge and understanding
- To know the subject of research in geodesy and geoinformatics, connection with geosciences, and historical development of geodesy,
- To know the services based on spatial information for various groups of users, for physical planning, sustainable development and preservation of environment,
- To know national and international regulations and standards, key bodies and organisations responsible for the development of geodesy and geoinformatics.
Application of knowledge and understanding
- To develop the solutions for practical geodetic and geoinformation problems and tasks,
- To design, analyse and generate geodetic networks needed in surveying and stakeout of objects providing at the same time the requested quality and accuracy of the works performed in the environment,
- To develop and apply the methods of monitoring the position of natural and built objects in the space and time,
- To form the models, create the bases of spatial data, their attributes and topological relations,
- To design topographic, cartographic and land information systems, to interpret, ingrate, analyse and visualise spatial data,
- To participate in the production and maintenance of spatial data infrastructures by introducing and applying geoinformation systems with respect to standards, interdiciplinarity and intellectual property,
- To solve the tasks of transforming the coordinates of objects between the coordinates systems related to the Earth’s surface, Earth’s ellipsoid, geoid and map projections,
- To adjust and develop IT solutions related to processing, analysis, presentation and distribution of spatial data via Internet services,
- To interpret and make high-quality judgements of the data obtained by means of photogrammetric and remote sensing methods, and to know photogrammetric and remote sensing methods, as well as sensors and their properties,
- To plan, perform, check and evaluate the costs of geodetic jobs related to engineering works on the Earth’s surface and above or below.
Making conclusions and judgements
- To analyze and integrate technological achievements in the field of surveying, geoinformation systems and services based on spatial data,
- To compare various solutions of problems related to spatial domain, and to develop and exchange professional opinions about professional tasks.
Presentations and team work
- To present to users and experts in geodesy and related professions the principles and method of geodesy and geoinformatics, as well as the results obtained by their application,
- To deal with geodetic entrepreneurship independently or in a team, to organise, conduct and supervise geodetic works.
- Singly or in a team to deal with surveying businesses, organize, lead and control surveying tasks.
Learning and ethical skills
- To be professionally and ethically responsible in all activities related to professional work and collaboration with other professions and public,
- To plan and carry on with personal lifelong self-motivated academic and professional education.
- Grading system and scale
Continuous monitoring and evaluation of knowledge and skills of students is applied in all teaching activities. Every activity of continuous knowledge monitoring (at least 2 mid-term exams) and skills provides a certain number of points. A student earning a sufficient number of points during a semester earns the final grade normally obtained at the examination or a part of it. Students who do not earn a number of points sufficient for obtaining a passing grade (2), must sit for an exam, and then the final grade depends on the results obtained in theoretical and practical part of the exam. Grading scale: excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), sufficient (2). some subjects are not graded. It is only defined that all obligations have been fulfilled, and it is marked with the sing “+” in the transcript of records.
- Approach to further study levels
After completing the university Master study programme of Geodesy and Geonformatics, a student is entitled to continue the studies at postgraduate specialist or doctoral study programme of geodesy and geoinformatics. In order to be admitted to the postgraduate doctoral study programme of geodesy and geoinformatics, a student needs to have a minimal average grade of all examinations in the Master study programme of 3,50 and to have earned 300 ECTS points during previous studying. The conditions for the continuation of at postgraduate study programmes in other fields are defined by the high-education institution organising such study programmes.
- Professional status
The holder of this qualification is entitled to use a protected academic title of Master of Engineering in Geodesy and Geoinformatics (mag. ing. geod. et. geoinf.) and to perform professional tasks in the field related to the title granted. The study programme is based on advanced knowledge in geodesy and geoinformatics. Therefore, the study programme qualifies the candidates to perform the following jobs: licensed engineer of geodesy, geoinformation scientist, FIS-analyst, head of geodetic/geoinformation project, supervisor of geodetic/geoinformation project, spatial information manager, cartographer, photogrammetrist, real estate evaluator, cadastral planner, hydrographer, geodetic inspector, court appointed expert for geodetic tasks and geodetic entrepreneur, and makes them competent to follow technological changes in geodesy and geoinformatics.
The accreditation of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports to perform graduate university degree study programme of Geodesy and Geoinformatics.
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