Master (Two Years), Geodesy and Geoinformatics (TGEGM), Study programme for batch Autumn 11
Last edit: 12/12/2011
The information is valid for students who started the program academic year 2011/2012. Later decisions may affect year 2 in the program. Please look at www.kth.se/studies?l=en_UK for further information.
Geoinformatics is the technology for acquisition, analysis, storage, visualisation and utilization of geospatial data using information technology and has been identified by the U.S. Government as one of the three most important emerging and evolving fields. The science of geodesy provides the foundation for all applications where the geographic position, size or volume of different objects is needed. The programme will focus on defining and maintaining geodetic reference systems, collecting, structuring and visualizing geospatial data and the development and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Knowledge and understanding
After completing the programme the students will
- have the ability to understand how the national and global reference systems are built and how can they be used
- understand the principle and process of positioning using different terrestrial and satellite technologies
- have knowledge about structuring, storing, analysing and visualisation of geospatial data
Skills and abilities
After completing the programme, the students will acquire practical skills to
- define and use geodetic coordinate systems and perform transformation between different systems
- carry out surveying tasks by terrestrial and satellite-based methods
- process the measured data using appropriate mathematical tools
- structure and visualize geospatial data using information technology
- build Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
The programme also aims to help students develop capability to conduct independent, scientific research through critical analysis and synthesis. Students will receive training in scientific communication and presentation, both oral and in written form. Students will also learn how to work in project form and work in groups.
Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint
After completing the programme, the students will be able to
- choose proper method for data collection and analysis according to the requirements of given problem
- assess the possibilities and limitations of geographic information systems and their applications in different scientific and technological branches
- identify the needs for new or the further development existing methods, technologies and algorithms used in the process of collection, storing, analysing and visualisation of geospatial data