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Geographic Information Systems

 2nd Cycle Degree     Departamento de Engenharia Civil e Arquitetura [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Geographic Information Systems


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 443 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 10536/2023
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 13-07-2023
Self-assessment Report
DGES Registry
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 120
Other information Course Schedule: In order to acomodate working students the course will be presented on the following scdhedule:
Friday: after 2 p.m.
Saturday: all day

General Access Regime  

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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 15 (2024)


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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.
Learning facilities 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.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Departamento de Engenharia Civil e Arquitetura

Calçada Fonte do Lameiro
6201-001 Covilhã
275 329 969

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Pedro Gabriel de Faria Lapa Barbosa de Almeida
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Mobility coordinator
Paulo Eduardo Maia de Carvalho


Scientific Committee
Pedro Gabriel de Faria Lapa Barbosa de Almeida
Victor Manuel Pissarra Cavaleiro
Bertha Maria Batista dos Santos
Jorge Humberto Gaspar Gonçalves
António João Carvalho de Albuquerque

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Pedro Gabriel de Faria Lapa Barbosa de Almeida
Year Coordinators
Bertha Maria Batista dos Santos (1st)
Jorge Humberto Gaspar Gonçalves (2nd)
Year Representatives
Soleil Manuel Mbiya (1st)
Cláudia Margarida Dias de Pina Mendes (2nd)

Recognition Committee
Pedro Gabriel de Faria Lapa Barbosa de Almeida
Bertha Maria Batista dos Santos
Jorge Humberto Gaspar Gonçalves
Paulo Eduardo Maia de Carvalho
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2014-08-07

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