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Introduction to Geoinformatics

University of Twente

Certificate / Diploma Short course Enschede

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Mathematics, natural sciences and computer science
Course summary This course provides the basic theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience required to perceive the synergy within this multidisciplinary production environment.
Course description Modern geo-information processing organizations aim to excel in domains ranging from spatial data capture, handling and analysing to geo-visualization. Owing to the rising demand for geo-information products, these organizations must work professionally and efficiently to satisfy client demands. Consequently, the requirement for staff to have proper understanding of the entire geo-information production line is of growing significance. This course provides the basic theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience required to perceive the synergy within this multidisciplinary production environment. It will foster improved mutual understanding, collaboration, and the effective exchange of geo-information between the domains, leading to higher-quality output. This course is designed for staff of geo-information production organizations and (private) companies who are working in the domains of geodata acquisition, handling, analysing and/or visualization, and recognize the need for a wider understanding and awareness of the entire geo-information production line to improve efficiency and productivity.
Study subjects Data acquisition, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) principles, Cartographic output. A project on Remote Sensing, GIS or cartography.
Course objectives To equip the participant with conceptual and practical knowledge of Geoinformatics. The course focuses on elementary aspects of Data Acquisition, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cartography.
ECTS credits 0.00
Duration 12 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, excursion, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, literature study, practicum, self study, tutorial, working group
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Information about the institution The University of Twente is where talent can best realize its full potential. Students and staff are the key. Together they ensure pioneering research, relevant innovation and inspiring education.


Admission requirements
  1. University entrance level in mathematics for all options.
  2. Several years of work experience in relevant field 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 12 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
11 Jan 2021 16 Nov 2020 16 Nov 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)n.a.n.a.€ 3800

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  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • 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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