INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN SPATIAL DATA SCIENCE AND BECOMING A GEOSPATIAL PROFESSIONAL?
Geo-information and spatial data science are diverse fields that can lead to many different career paths. ITC educates students to meet the growing demand for highly valuable skills in the private and public sectors. We will provide you with the advanced knowledge and critical skills needed to lead in the field.
Geospatial information and technologies and spatial data science are required across all sectors and industries today. From traditional map-making to creating modern data-driven solutions to real-world problems, this field offers an incredible variety of possible applications. Formerly, geo-information and GIS techniques were mainly used by governments, ministries, research institutes, provinces and municipalities. In recent years, however, they have spread throughout society, gaining a place in almost every organization using spatial information − from public service corporations and telecommunications companies to water authorities and retailers.
Experts who can effectively manage the information and opportunities provided by these new developments are in high demand – skilled professionals with a drive to use the latest technologies for making the world a better place.
During the Master’s Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, you will develop and enhance your technical competencies but also develop soft skills that include academic and professional competencies so that you can excel and be a leader in this field. Not only will you learn skills relevant for GIS and the Earth observation sciences but also the data sciences so that you can collect, transform and integrate data and use these for developing, innovative and sustainable solutions useful for tackling real-world problems and improving our understanding of the world we live in. In other words, you will gain the relevant skills that will enable you to translate technical knowledge into policies and actions and make information actionable and informative.
The Master’s in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation starts in September.
Our goals are to contribute to the well-being of the planet with an emphasis on achieving the many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We offer a variety of courses that range from spatial data sciences to disaster resilience as captured by our specialisations: Applied Remote Sensing for Earth Sciences | Geoinformatics | Geo-information Management for Land Administration | Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction | Natural Resources Management | Urban Planning and Management | Water Resources and Environmental Management. Or you can design your own free study specialisation.
We offer a variety of courses that contribute to the well-being of the planet with an emphasis on achieving many sustainable development goals while at the same time developing the necessary geospatial skills needed across different industries.
As a Master’s student of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation at ITC, you will focus on a specific field of interest, with multiple specialisations to choose from, including a free specialisation. Each specialisation contains a number of core courses that reflect its central concerns, and a Master’s thesis project that reflects the specialisation’s inherent nature. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a wider selection of (elective) courses.
- Content and structure of this Master’s
- What are the tuition fees?
- Start your application
- How do we do in rankings?
- Admission requirements
With over 70 years of geospatial experience, we continue to stay at the forefront of this changing field, educating professionals around the world. We bring together students with different life experiences and cultural diversity to provide a dynamic multi-cultural learning environment that stimulates out-of-the-box thinking for tackling complex “wicked” problems through the development of creative solutions.
ITC is a top-ranking research institute in the field of Earth Observation, allowing the programme to build on the input of high-class research with over 70 years of experience in the field of geospatial information and technology.
We provide an inclusive academic and social environment where students can achieve their full potential. We nurture an international community of graduates, students and teachers who remain in life-long contact in an active global alumni network of over 20,000 Geo-professionals. This global network allows us, as a faculty, to generate and exchange knowledge that inspires global developments. It empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address challenges that are central to (inter)national communities.
As a Master's student, you have access to first-class (research) facilities focused on geo-information science and earth observation. Bringing together the expertise from all relevant disciplines within ITC, the University of Twente and beyond. Facilities include:
- Learn about the concepts, content and structure of our Master's in this 10 min video
- Watch our GeoHero's on YouTube!
- What's ITC about in a 3-minute video