Career perspectives

As a graduate of the Master’s in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation with a specialisation in Geoinformatics, you can look forward to an exciting career as a geotechnical researcher, GIS analyst, architect geospatial technology, data scientist, test engineer, research software engineer, geospatial technology professional, or geospatial data scientist, to name but a few. Another option is to continue with a PhD or PDEng programme. Or what about starting up your own business?

Type of degree

Upon completing the Master's with a specialisation in Geoinformatics, you will receive a Master’s degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation. Also, you can title yourself Master of Science (MSc). Your specialisation will be mentioned on your diploma supplement, highlighting your specialised knowledge and skills in the field of geoinformatics.

Job opportunities

As a graduate of this specialisation, you have in-depth knowledge and skills in processing remote sensing imagery, modelling geospatial processes, and working with remote sensor networks and web mapping applications. You know how to evaluate the quality of data and developed solutions and solve a geospatial problem using deep learning. With this expertise, you will be well-prepared to work at research institutes, national mapping agencies, geothermal companies, companies that provide big data analytics solutions, governments, and non-governmental organisations, among others.

UT alumni with this specialisation currently work at various organisations in different roles, for example:
  • Principal Consultant & Lead Data Scientist at CGI Nederland
  • Assistant Professor in GeoWeb Architectures at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
  • GIS Specialist at the National Geographic Institute in Belgium

Whichever career path you choose, you will be sure to find exciting career opportunities at various private and public organisations around the world. You can work at renowned research institutes such as the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research or the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research; at leading technology services organisations such as Accenture or Dialog Information Technology; at international companies that provide big data analytics solutions such as Carto, Point Cloud Technology, and 1Spatial; at national mapping agencies such as the National Land Survey in Finland or the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy in Germany, among others.

Start a business

Do you have a great business idea? At the University of Twente, you can turn it into reality! At UT, we highly encourage entrepreneurship. In fact, UT has been voted the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands four times in a row. We have a unique approach of putting scientific knowledge to practical use and turning our expertise and yours into solutions that people and society actually need. As a catalyst for meaningful entrepreneurship, we offer you the Novel-T foundation and the start-up hub on campus.

You can use your master’s research - or prototypes from the research you have done - to start your own business just like Parya Pasha Zadeh who launched Marmoris! Will you be next?

Post-master opportunities

Instead of pursuing a professional career right after obtaining your Master’s degree, you can opt for an academic career by completing a PhD or a PDEng. A PDEng programme is more practically oriented and aligned with direct problem solving and addressing design needs of a particular industry whereas a PhD programme is more focused on research. You can follow both types of programmes at the Twente Graduate School (TGS).

Continue as a researcher: obtain a PhD

A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) entails studying and carrying out research in a particular area for four years. You can do this within one of our research groups or our structured PhD programmes. An integral part of a PhD is writing your PhD thesis and presenting and defending your research publicly. Obtaining a PhD gives you the title Doctor (Dr).