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Geoinformatics, with Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

University of Twente

Certificate / Diploma Short course Enschede

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Mathematics, natural sciences and computer science
Course summary The coursework emphasizes on concepts and processes that are used for the production, storage, analysis, visualisation and dissemination of spatial data and geo-information.
Course description The task of managing land use and the Earth’s resources is becoming increasingly important owing to the rising world population and economic growth. To keep pace with this task, planners, resources managers, decision makers and scientists make considerable use of complex, powerful computerised geographical information systems (GIS) and GIS sources in the form of spatial databases and digital (web-based) map products. These users depend on the availability of up-to-date, well-structured and geo-referenced spatial data. Such data can be extracted from aerial photographs, digital images from airborne and space borne sensors, terrestrial surveys or existing databases. To meet the demand, it is essential that geo-information production organisations are staffed by capable and well-trained professionals. The nine-month ITC/ARU diploma course is designed for professionals at technologist level in geo-information production organisations whose prime concern it is to execute the daily operational tasks related to the analysis, processing and dissemination of geographic data. For more information on this course or on other courses, please visit our website at
Study subjects The diploma course consists of three distinct blocks. Basic elements of geo-information production: Introduction to spatial data acquisition,GIS and cartography. Specialisation in geo-informatics: Options: GIS operation, Cartography and geo-visualisation. Integrated group project: A small multidisciplinary team works on a realistic geo-information production case. Final Assignment: Geo-information production oriented project on individual basis.
Course objectives Provide participants with theoretical education and practical training to allow digital production of geo-spatial information using state-of-the-art technology with in-depth knowledge in one of the specialization fields of the production process.
ECTS credits 0.00
Duration 9 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, excursion, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, literature study, research project, oral presentation, practicum, self study, tutorial, working group
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
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Admission requirements
  1. University entrance level in mathematics for all options, plus university entrance level in geography for cartographic option.
  2. Three years of relevant work experience is recommended.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C1
IELTS overall band 5.5
TOEFL computer based 173
TOEFL internet based 61
TOEFL paper based 500
Professional experience required -
Duration 9 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
28 Oct 2019 3 Sep 2019 3 Sep 2019
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)n.a.n.a.€ 4635

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  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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