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University Graduate Programme

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BASIC INFORMATION

Why study at the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb?

Do you want to learn what sizes surveyors measure to determine the size and shape of the Earth or its parts, how to determine distances and heights, how are maps created, how to precisely place roads, tunnels, bridges and other objects in space, how does GPS work (what is the global positioning system) and what is it used for, and how is a cadastre and land books created?

Undergraduate study lasts three years, graduate study two years, postgraduate doctoral study three years, and postgraduate specialist one year.

The Faculty of Geodesy is a higher education institution in the scientific field of technical sciences, the field of geodesy. Undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate doctoral and postgraduate specialist studies in geodesy and geoinformatics are organized at the Faculty of Geodesy.

Upon completion of the graduate university study of geodesy and geoinformatics, 120 ECTS and the professional title of master engineer of geodesy and geoinformatics (mag. Ing. Geod. Et geoinf.) are acquired.

The program prepares candidates for participation in land registration and interest procedures, development and maintenance of topographic, cartographic and land geoinformation systems, measuring the quantities needed to define the size, position, shape, contours and changes of any part of the Earth and land and solving practical geodetic tasks of measurement.

The study of geodesy and geoinformatics belongs to technical studies and as such requires a propensity and a good knowledge of mathematics, physics and informatics. For highly educated engineers of technical professions, especially for surveyors and geoinformatics, the demand is high both in Croatia and abroad. The Faculty of Geodesy offers students a quality and well-organized study. Field work is an integral part of geodetic work and for all those who want to do their job outside the office, in the fresh air, always on the move, but also with great responsibility, this study is a great choice. Everything in the space is located or the position is determined by a geodetic expert. Geodesy and especially geoinformatics are interdisciplinary professions and the opportunities for work and cooperation with other professions are great.

What after graduation?

Upon completion of graduate studies, it is possible to become a certified geodesy engineer, and most masters find a job relatively easily, most often during their studies. The State Geodetic Administration with its regional offices for cadastre, offices of certified geodetic engineers and private companies that perform all types of geodetic and geoinformatics work (from state surveys, construction ventures and regulation of ownership relations) they employ most of the masters of geodesy and geoinformatics. One part finds jobs in local government and state administration offices or departments of larger companies and institutions dealing with land information and spatial data management and in companies dealing with services based on spatial data. Some bachelors and masters of geodesy and geoinformatics decide to get a job abroad, but they do not encounter any problems. According to previous experience, their qualifications and knowledge compete excellently in the foreign labor market.

Masters of engineering in geodesy and geoinformatics can continue their education in postgraduate studies, primarily in specialist and doctoral studies in geodesy and geoinformatics.

STUDY PROGRAMS

Graduate university study of geodesy and geoinformatics lasting 2 years, which provides 120 ECTS and the professional title of master / engineer of geodesy and geoinformatics (mag. Ing. geod. et geoinf.) Is conducted at the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb since the yr. 2008/09.

  • Graduate university study of geodesy and geoinformatics lasting 2 years, which provides 120 ECTS and the professional title of master / engineer of geodesy and geoinformatics (mag. Ing. Geod. Et geoinf.) Is conducted at the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb since the yr. 2008/09.

Requirements and results (learning outcomes) of the study program.

The program is conducted in two majors, Geodesy and Geoinformatics, with different compulsory courses for each major in the first three semesters. Part of the elective courses in the first two semesters is common to both majors and all students can improve in the field of mathematics, foreign languages and presentation techniques. In the third semester, elective projects are common to both majors, and students in two elective projects prepare professional seminar papers under the guidance of a teacher. In this way, during the first three semesters, students acquire specific knowledge and skills in the field of geodesy and geoinformatics. In the fourth semester, the student prepares a diploma thesis in which he applies the acquired knowledge and skills and performs research and practical work, and publicly presents the results in the defense of the graduate thesis. The defense of the graduate thesis is a prerequisite for completion of studies. By choosing the direction and topic of the thesis, the student can profile himself with special emphasis on the application of geodetic and geoinformatics specialist knowledge and skills. After successfully passing all exams, defending a thesis and performing other obligations from the prescribed program, masters of engineering in geodesy and geoinformatics have acquired the following competencies:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Know the subject of research in geodetic and geoinformatics, connection with geosciences and the historical development of geodesy.
  • Know the services based on spatial information for different groups of users, to support spatial planning, sustainable development and conservation of space.
  • Know national and international regulations and standards, key bodies and organizations responsible for the development of geodesy and geoinformatics.

Application of knowledge and understanding

  • Develop solutions for practical geodetic and geoinformatics problems and tasks.
  • Design, analyze and implement geodetic networks for the needs of geodetic measurements and staking out of buildings in a way that ensures the required quality and accuracy of the work performed in space.
  • Develop and apply methods for monitoring the position of natural and constructed objects in space and time.
  • Design models, create spatial databases and geoinformation systems with the purpose of describing objects and phenomena in space, their attributes and topological relationships.
  • Design topographic, cartographic and land geoinformation systems, interpret, integrate, analyze and visualize spatial data.
  • Participate in the construction and maintenance of spatial data infrastructures by establishing and applying geoinformation systems respecting norms and standards, interdisciplinarity and intellectual property.
  • Solve the tasks of transforming the coordinates of objects between coordinate systems related to the Earth’s surface, the Earth’s ellipsoid, geoid and cartographic projections.
  • Adapt and develop IT solutions for processing, analysis, display and distribution of spatial data to Internet services.
  • Interpret and qualitatively judge data obtained by methods of photogrammetry and remote sensing and know the methods of photogrammetry and remote sensing, sensors and their properties.
  • Plan, perform, control and estimate the costs of geodetic works for engineering works on the Earth’s surface and above or below it.

Making conclusions and judgments

  • Analyze and integrate technological achievements in the field of geodetic measurements, geoinformation systems and services based on spatial data.
  • Compare different solutions to problems in the spatial domain and develop and exchange expert opinions on the tasks of the profession.

Presentations and teamwork

  • To present the principles and methods of geodesy and geoinformatics and the results obtained by their application to users and experts of geodetic and related professions.
  • Participate in professional events and present opinions and results, write and present professional papers in professional publications.
  • Independently or in a team to engage in geodetic entrepreneurship, organize, manage and control geodetic activities.

Learning skills and ethics

  • Implement professional and ethical responsibility within the authority in performing professional tasks and cooperation with other professions and the public.
  • Plan and implement personal lifelong, self-motivated academic and professional education.

Survey of study program in Croatian and English.

The curriculum is updated every academic year and published on the ISVU website.

 

ENROLLMENT

Graduate University Study of Geodesy and Geoinformatics

Enrollment in ac. yr. 2020/21.

Decision on the adoption of enrollment quotas and criteria for enrollment in the first year of the Graduate University Study of Geodesy and Geoinformatics in ac. yr. 2020/2021

Applications for the classification procedure are submitted to the Student Office of the Faculty of Geodesy from August 31 to September 11, 2020.

Download the Application Form.

ENROLLMENT IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE GRADUATE STUDY OF GEODESY AND GEOINFORMATICS AC.YR. 2020/2021

Enrollment quota for graduate university study of Geodesy and Geoinformatics in ac. yr. 2020/2021 is:

  • specialization Geodesy: 45 students (43 Croatian citizens students or EU citizens, 2 foreign citizens students)
  • specialization Geoinformatics: 45 students (43 Croatian citizens students or EU citizens, 2 foreign citizens students)

In case the quota for foreign students is not filled, it will be filled by enrolling students of Croatian citizens or EU citizens, who pay the maximum amount of tuition fees (HRK 8,400.00).

The Criteria for enrollment in the Graduate University Study of Geodesy and Geoinformatics in ac. yr. 2020/2021 as it follows:

The graduate study can be enrolled by a person who has completed the appropriate university undergraduate study by which he / she has acquired at least 180 ECTS credits. Under the appropriate university undergraduate study are considered:

  1. Geodesy and geoinformatics at the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb;Geodesy and geoinformatics at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy, University of Split.
  2. Accredited study of geodesy and geoinformatics at another University.
  3. University undergraduate study programs in scientific fields: civil engineering, architecture and urbanism, computer science, geophysics, geography, geology, mathematics, mining, petroleum and geological engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, interdisciplinary technical sciences, interdisciplinary natural sciences, information and communication sciences, forestry, traffic technology and transport, basic technical sciences.

Students who have completed their studies under C. are required to enroll in differential exams from the undergraduate study of Geodesy and Geoinformatics according to the following table:

  1. semester – Geodetic instruments – 5 ECTS-a. (I. sem. Of undergraduate study)
  2. semester – Measuring the land – 5 ECTS-a – (II. sem. of undergraduate study)
  3. semester – Satellite positioning – 5 ECTS-a – (V. sem. Of undergraduate study)
  1. semester – State measurement – 5 ECTS-a – (VI sem. Of undergraduate study)

CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURE

The classification procedure determines the abilities of applicants for successful study at the Faculty of Geodesy. From the applicants who satisfy in that procedure, a ranking list is compiled, according to the total points of the applicants acquired in the classification procedure, from the highest number of points to the lowest. If the number of applicants on the ranking list is higher than the number provided for in the enrollment plan, the ranking list of applicants for enrollment is determined on the basis of points achieved in the classification procedure and the approved enrollment quota.

    1. Applications for the classification procedure are submitted to the Student Office of the Faculty of Geodesy from August 31 to September 11, 2020.
    2. Documents to be attached to the application
      1. Certificate of nationality (Croats who are not citizens of the Republic of Croatia attach proof of Croatian nationality).Foreigners enclose a certificate of citizenship.
      2. Birth certificate.
      3. Certificate of completion of university undergraduate studies.If the applicant does not have a certificate, it is necessary to enclose a transcript of grades or another document on the basis of which it can be determined that the applicant has completed university undergraduate studies.
      4. Persons who have completed their studies outside the Republic of Croatia shall also enclose a decision of the University Office for the Academic Recognition of Foreign Higher Education Qualifications on the recognition of a foreign higher education qualification.
      5. Transcript of grades with weight grade point average and certified curriculum.Each course should have an equivalent workload expressed in ECTS credits (only applicants who have completed undergraduate studies at another faculty).
    3. Classification procedure
      Points in the classification procedure are earned as the sum of points earned on the basis of success and knowledge testing. Points for success in undergraduate studies are calculated by the following formula: “Points for success” = “ECTS credits achieved” x “Weighted (weighted) grade point average” x 0.5 x (6 / “Number of semesters of study”) “Weighted (weighted) grade point average” grade ”= Amount (Grade from the course x ECTS-i of the course) /“ Achieved ECTS-points ”Students who have completed studies under C. who are not undergraduate studies lasting 6 semesters and who acquire at least 180 ECTS, but it is a study that is recognized as being of the same or higher level than the undergraduate study, for the number of achieved ECTS they are taken 180, and for the duration of the study they are counted 6 semesters. Example: a student who has a weighted average grade of 4.0, achieved during the undergraduate study 185 ECTS with a duration of study of 8 semesters achieves 185x4x0.5x (6/8) = 277.5 points through grades. The maximum number of points on the knowledge test is 400 points. In order for an applicant to be included in the ranking list for enrollment, he must gain at least 101 points on the knowledge test. This number of points is called the classification threshold. An applicant who has not achieved the classification threshold cannot be enrolled. Students who have completed their studies under A. within 3 years (6 semesters) and passed the Final Exam organized by the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, regardless of the grade point average are awarded the maximum possible number points on the knowledge test (400 points). All other candidates will take the knowledge test in the compulsory curricula of the undergraduate university study program Geodesy and Geoinformatics. Students who win the Rector’s Award receive an additional 60 points, and students who win the Dean’s Award receive an additional 30 points. If the prize is divided for a work written by several authors, additional points are awarded to the authors in equal parts. The knowledge test is performed through a test containing 40 tasks:

      • Each correctly solved task brings the applicant +10 (plus ten) points;
      • Each incorrectly solved task brings the applicant -4 (minus four) points;
      • The task to which the applicant did not give an answer brings him 0 (zero) points.

      The knowledge test lasts 3 hours (180 minutes). On the test is allowed to use:

      • Table with formulas from mathematics and physics.
      • A calculator that only has the ability to calculate basic mathematical functions (trigonometric, exponential, etc.) and must not have the ability to connect wirelessly to another device

      Other aids are not allowed.

    4. Date and place of the knowledge test
      The qualifying exam will be held on September 16, 2020 at the Faculty of Geodesy. The ranking list for enrollment will be published on September 17, 2020. Appeals against the ranking list shall be submitted within 24 hours of publication.
    5. Enrollment
      Enrollment in graduate studies will be carried out:
      September 21 – from numbers 1 to 45 rankings
      September 22 – from numbers 46 to 90 rankings
      On enrollment It is necessary to bring:

      1. Two photographs 4 x 6 cm
      2. Confirmation of payment of registration costs in the amount of HRK 300.00.Payment is made in favor of the giro account of the Faculty of Geodesy IBAN: HR6523400091100010196, for the reference number enter 652641-122, and for the purpose Costs of registration and registration materials.
      3. The index is purchased at the faculty scriptorium
      4. A copy of the ID card.

QUALIFYING EXAM

Here you can download instructions, materials and a list of literature for the preparation of the qualifying exam.

The knowledge test is performed through a test that contains 40 tasks:

  • Each correctly solved task brings the applicant +10 (plus ten) points;
  • Each incorrectly solved task brings the applicant -4 (minus four) points;
  • The task to which the applicant did not give an answer brings him 0 (zero) points.

The knowledge test lasts 3 hours (180 minutes). On the test is allowed to use:

  • Tables with formulas from mathematics (yellow tables, ISBN: 953-197-907-3) and physics (green tables, ISBN: 953-197-917-0),
  • Differential geometry formula table (download PDF and print)
  • A calculator that only has the ability to calculate basic mathematical functions (trigonometric, exponential, etc.) and must not have the ability to connect wirelessly to another device.

Other aids are not allowed.

Instructions for taking the qualifying exam

Instructions for the qualification exam for enrollment in the graduate study of geodesy and geoinformatics.

Instructions for applicants on the knowledge test – an example of a response form

Instructions to the persons on duty on the knowledge test

Preparation materials for the qualifying exam

Qualification exam – assignments ac. yr. 2018/19.

Qualification exam – assignments ac. yr. 2016/17.

Qualification exam – assignments ac. yr. 2015/16.

Qualification exam – assignments ac. yr. 2014/15.

Qualification exam – assignments ac. yr. 2013/14.

Qualification exam – assignments ac. yr. 2012/13.

 

Materials for the preparation of the qualification exam (academic year 2011/12)

 

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