in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
For whom is this programme relevant?
This option is attractive to professionals interested in a short training course on a specific topic, or those interested in a long training course (Postgraduate diploma or MSc degree level) but who are unable to leave their job for the full course duration. Up to 50% of an MSc course (the first four course modules plus five months of the thesis period) can be done at a distance.
Short Distance courses
ITC offers several modules of their Postgraduate diploma and MSc degree courses as Distance courses. The six-week Distance courses (5 credits) have a weekly study load of 20 to 24 hours. The courses combine self-study with online support by ITC staff. The general approach is task-based learning that blends theory and practice. Participants access the course material through internet. All materials and (most of) the software will be provided online within ITC’s digital learning environment Blackboard.
Those who decide to follow a full Postgraduate or MSc programme at ITC will be exempted from the modules they followed successfully as a Distance course.
Courses in the Distance programme
Although some courses are in high demand, only a limited number of students can be admitted. The rule is first come, first served. If the number of applications is extremely high, the course may be offered again.