Master of Science (MSc) degree programme

in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

MSc programme

Between 60 to 80 percent of all political, economic and private decisions are space oriented. Are you keen to explore how geo-information can help you to make better decisions in every field?

Geo-information is a rapidly growing industry worldwide. Geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing tools can be used for solving real-world problems and complex issues. This may involve determining places at risk for landslides, mapping forest fires and biodiversity, planning urban infrastructure, implementing land administration systems, monitoring and analysing food and water security, designing an effective wildlife management system or detecting environmental pollution. The uses are many and varied and have already made their appearance in our daily lives to some extent.

GIS and remote sensing were traditionally used by governments, ministries, research institutes, provinces and municipalities. In recent years, however, they have expanded to all organizations where spatial information plays an important role − from public service corporations and telecommunications companies to water authorities and retailers.

Skilled personnel with the appropriate expertise are needed to effectively manage the information and opportunities provided by these new technologies.

ITC Master's programmes

Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

This programme takes an application-oriented approach to collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Graduates are at the forefront of one of today’s fastest growing industries.

You will have the following specializations to choose from. 

Spatial Engineering

This Master’s programme prepares you to address complex, multi-level spatial problems by combining technical and socio-economic knowledge with a strong basis of spatial data analysis and modelling.

Joint Master's programmes


Cartography is an Erasmus Mundus Master's programme. It focusses on a broad education in cartography and geoinformatics.

Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling

You will learn about environmental systems, their components and interactions with society, and become qualified in the rapidly expanding field of geo-information science.

Geographic Information Systems and Earth Observation for Environmental Modeling and Natural Resource Management

In the iGEON programme you gain knowledge on topics that are currently high on the international agenda, such as food security, water management and climate change. In addition you become an expert in the rapidly expanding field of geographic information systems and remote sensing.

Geographical Information Management and Applications

This Master's programmes focuses on the management and application of geographical information from a scientific perspective.

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