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Land & Hydrographic Surveying MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Land & Hydrographic Surveying MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Hydrographic Surveying Land & Sea Surveying

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Masters in Land & Hydrographic Surveying will introduce you to the surveying discipline and prepare you for employment in the industry. Engineering and land survey are fundamental to the design, construction and navigation of infrastructure projects from small to national scale such as buildings, road and rail networks. Hydrographic Surveyors contribute to safety of navigation and port management for seas, rivers and lakes, and underwater infrastructure projects such as pipelines and offshore wind turbines. This programme is ideal if you are seeking employment in the geospatial industry to support construction and mapping projects both onshore and offshore.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This programme is one of very few programmes in the UK that focuses on surveying and mapping, and is unique in Scotland.
  • We have over 50 years of experience delivering postgraduate programmes in Geomatics. Capitalising on our wealth of knowledge and strong support from industry, this programme meets employer requirements.
  • This programme is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES), when fully completed with the award of an MSc.
  • We have a strong employment record with many students progressing to senior positions across industry worldwide.
  • Students will benefit from access to the latest surveying equipment and software including RTK GNSS, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and terrestrial laser scanners.
  • Subject to certain conditions, we will accept candidates without the normal entry requirements for an MSc programme, especially those with industrial experience.
  • If you are seeking a career in geomatics: land, engineering, or hydrographic surveying this programme is for you.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Career opportunities include:

  • Land surveyor
  • Engineering surveyor
  • Hydrographic surveyor
  • GIS specialist
  • Environmental consulting

There is currently a high demand for surveyors both in the UK and internationally. In addition to the offshore energy industry, land surveyors are in demand in many parts of the world to support mining operations and major civil engineering projects.

Modules

A skills core course for selected PGT students in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, covering academic and professional topics including research communication, professional development and computer programming.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,950

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

23,950

Entry requirements

For the MSc, normally a 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline, such as Geography, Earth/Environmental Science, Mathematics, Engineering, etc. Those with lower level qualifications, or those with experience in the surveying industry may be admitted to the Certificate or Diploma in the first instance and, subject to performance, can progress to the MSc. All candidates must have basic proficiency in mathematics.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more

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