|02250417||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
|Minimum duration of study: 2 years||Total credits: 180||NQF level: 09|
|Prof SM Coetzee|
A minimum of 180 credits is required to obtain the MSc (Applied Geoinformatics) Coursework degree, made up of coursework (110 credits) and a research component (90 credits).
Candidates are required to familiarise themselves with the General Regulations regarding the maximum period of registration and other requirements for master’s degrees.
As long as progress is satisfactory, renewal of the registration of a master’s student will be accepted for the second year of the study. Registration for a third and subsequent years will only take place when the Student Administration of the Faculty receives a written motivation that is supported by the head of department and Postgraduate Studies Committee.
The MSc degree is conferred with distinction to candidates who obtain a final average mark of at least 75%, with a minimum of 65% in each module, and a mark of at least 75% for the mini-dissertation.
Minimum credits: 110
Total credits required: 180
First year credits: 110
Elective modules - special note:
Select two of the electives listed in the fixed curriculum OR take modules of a least 30 credits offered as part of ONE of the coursework master's programmes in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT or the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. In this instance, the prerequisites of the repective modules selected must be met and permission from the relevant HOD is required.
Contact: Prof Serena Coetzee
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3823
Email: [email protected]
Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS), theoretical concepts and applications of GIS.
Advanced theory and application of geographic information systems (GIS), including spatial analysis, design and implementation of GIS.
Introduction to the scientific principles involved in remote sensing, and its applications for studying the Earth’s surface.
Advanced theory and practice in methods and techniques for collecting, processing and analysing remotely sensed data.
Introduction to programming specifically for applications with geospatial information. Introduction to database management systems with application to geospatial information.
Programming specifically for applications with geospatial information, including scripting, web services and smartphone app development. Database management systems with application to geospatial information, e.g. object-relational databases, array databases, graph databases and NoSQL databases.
A special topic in geoinformatics linked to research specialisation in the department and/or visiting lecturers.
Minimum credits: 90
Total credits: 180
Final year Core credits: 90
An approved individual research project carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. Compilation of a research proposal. Literature survey. Selecting an appropriate research method. Carrying out of the research. Analysis and interpretation of the research results. Preparation of a mini-dissertation and a draft journal article.
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