To address the increasing demand for flexibility in courses, ITC has entered into partnerships with reputable, qualified educational organisations to provide joint courses in several countries. Under this arrangement, the Geoinformatics course leading to a (Technologist) Diploma in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation – Geoinformatics from the partner institute in collaboration with the University of Twente, can be conducted in Ghana or Tanzania.
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.
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.
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
Advanced geoinformation management, analysis and visualisation
Integrated group project
A small multidisciplinary team takes on a realistic geo-information production case
Individual Final Assignment
Individual Production-Oriented Project
Blocks 1 and 2 can also be followed at ITC as individual certificate short courses of 12 weeks each (Block 1, Block 2). For obtaining a diploma, participants will have to follow block 3 at one of the partner institutes in Ghana or Tanzania.
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.
Upon successful completion of this programme you will receive a (Technologist) Diploma in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation – Geoinformatics from the partner institute in collaboration with 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.
More information on these Diploma courses can be found on the pages for each of the partner institutes below.