Study at ITC

Programme structure

Flexible modular educational programmes to meet your individual training needs

Fieldwork: option in most courses

Programme structure

The majority of the programmes are modular in structure, facilitating a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving for development purposes, and considerable emphasis is placed on remote sensing and GIS.

A module deals with one subject or related subjects and lasts for three weeks. Modules are grouped together in blocks that form a coherent part of the course. All blocks and appropriate modules are open to individual subscription, provided the applicant has the right entry level.

Educational methods

Workshops, case studies, project assignments and simulations are included to strengthen the practical nature of the courses.

Study trips

Excursions form an integral part of some teaching modules and provide participants with the opportunity to see relevant applications in the Netherlands, to be instructed in (ground) data acquisition, and to visit to companies or government offices involved in geo-information and earth observation.


Fieldwork is an option in most courses and is carried out in areas that reflect problems clearly related to the application domain. During fieldwork, course participants are responsible for a field data acquisition assignment, usually part of the Postgraduate final assignment, the Master's individual final assignment, or the MSc research. Besides the direct input into assignments, fieldwork offers participants first-hand insight into current practices, as well as the opportunity to assess through ground verification and validation the impact and value (and limitations) of GIS and remote sensing technology.

Language of study

English is the first language for both staff and students at ITC. Thus the language of instruction is English and all courseware is in English. Participants are obliged to fulfil the minimum requirements for English as specified in the admission requirements.

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