Diploma programme geoinformatics (Nine-month)
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For whom is the programme relevant?

The nine-month Diploma programme is designed for staff at a technological level in geo-information production organizations whose prime concern is to execute daily operational tasks, including acquisition, analysis, processing, and dissemination of geographical data. These technologists coordinate digital production processes, implement work procedures, and supervise groups of operators.

What will you learn?

The programme focuses on the concepts of digital geo-information production and the use of modern tools in the acquisition, processing, storage, visualization and dissemination of spatial information. Participants acquire both practical skills and in-depth knowledge of the technical processes involved.

What is the programme structure?

The Diploma programme consists of three distinct blocks.






Basic elements of geo-information production

Introduction to spatial data acquisition, GIS and cartography



Specialisation in geoinformatics

Options: remote sensing and digital image processing or GIS and Geovisualization



Integrated group project

A small multidisciplinary team takes on a realistic geo-information production case


 Individual Final Assignment

 Individual Production-Oriented Project

A programme based on practical coursework

The Diploma programme is based on coursework, with an emphasis on the practical application of a number of hardware/software tools that are used for the production, storage, analysis, visualisation and dissemination of spatial data and geo-information. The individual final assignment at the end of the Diploma course involves working on practical applications related to the chosen specialisation of interest. In this project, participants can demonstrate skills in applying the tools, methods and techniques addressed throughout the course.

About your diploma

Upon successful completion of this programme you will receive a (Technologist) Diploma in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation – Geoinformatics from the University of Twente. 

Along with your Diploma you will receive a Course Record providing all the subjects studied as part of the course. It states for each module: the module code, number, subject, exam date, location and the mark awarded.

Joint courses

To address the increasing demand for flexibility in courses, ITC has entered into partnerships with reputable qualified educational organisations for the purpose of providing joint courses in several countries. Under this arrangement, (part of) a course leading to a recognised ITC degree, diploma or certificate can be conducted in the student’s home country.  

Partnerships with reputable qualified educational organizations
Ardhi University (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

The Geoinformatics diploma course can be conducted at our partner Ardhi University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Course at Ardhi University
Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping (Accra, Ghana)

The Geoinformatics diploma course can be conducted at our partner Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping in Accra, Ghana.

Course at GSSM