courses:during the first level of education, particularly as regards the student’s major.
The first part (25%) of the programme consists of three compulsory modules, each comprising 10 higher education
credits, which provides a theoretical and practical basis for the management of GIS within various subject areas.
The courses treat basic terms and analysis functions, as well as focusing on the construction and management of
geographic databases and the introduction of GIS to different organisations.
The second part of the programme (50%) involves a freer choice of courses, totalling 60 higher education credits.
Depending on specialisation and interest, the student can carry out more in-depth studies in various areas. Optional
courses (7.5 higher education credits each) are offered in the following areas:
– Physical planning
– Analysis of natural resources
– Environmental monitoring
– Algorithm theory
– Remote analysis
– Internet GIS.
All optional courses include significant elements of spatial analysis/GIS. Additional optional courses may be
This section is rounded off with a compulsory course in research methodology (7.5 higher education credits).
During the concluding part of the programme the student undertakes a degree project of at least 30 higher education
credits. The project is to be focused on a local, regional or global phenomenon and analysing it with the help of
GIS. Methodology development may also be included. The degree project is to constitute a synthesis of the GIS
competence that has been acquired during the course, combined with the skills and knowledge that was acquired