Profile of the programme
The 2nd cycle course in Geographical Information Systems aims at training senior staff in public and private organizations that require spatial data on the performance of their activities, preparing them, by mastering a computer application for production, maintenance and spatial data analysis, to confront and solve new problems in a creative and capable of adapting to current changes situations (tools, techniques and methodologies).
Key learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student should be able to:
a) Acquire and process geographic information
b) Identify the different types of topological relations
c) Develop geo-referenced databases
d) Perform spatial analysis of information
e) Develop thematic mapping
The attribution of the Master´s degree in Geographical Information Systems demonstrates a high level of knowledge in this area, as well as a proper training for the development of research.
Occupational profiles of graduates
The career options range is wide, qualifying the future Master Graduates to do several activities in varied areas, such as:
- Public or private infrastructures management companies
- Project, consultancy, management and planning offices
- Public central and local administration (city halls and municipal services and other public organisms in the planning, environment and land ordering areas, etc.)
- Universities and Polytechnic Institutes
- Public or private investigation Laboratories
Over the years the course has shown a high rate of employability, with particular emphasis on the areas mentioned above.
Besides classrooms, computer rooms, Post-graduation rooms, a library connected to the computing network of the University and to the Internet, students will have available in DECA (Civil Engineering and Architecture Department) the following laboratories:
- Geographical Information Systems Laboratory.
- Drafting Assisted by Computer Laboratory.
- Planning and Urbanism Laboratory.
- Environmental Geo-technology Laboratory.