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Land & Hydrographic Surveying with Work Placement MSc

Land & Hydrographic Surveying with Work Placement MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

15 months

Start date

JAN

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Hydrographic Surveying Geographical / Land Survey Information Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Masters in Land & Hydrographic Surveying with Work Placement 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. This version of the programme includes a 6 month work placement in industry, instead of the normal MSc project.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The MSc Land & Hydrographic Surveying with Work Placement was developed in close collaboration with industry to meet their employment needs and includes a 6 month work placement in industry.
  • Students will benefit from access to the latest surveying equipment and software including RTK GNSS, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and terrestrial laser scanners.
  • 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 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.
  • If you are seeking a career in geomatics: land, engineering, or hydrographic surveying this programme is for you.
  • Subject to certain conditions, we will accept candidates without the normal entry requirements for an MSc programme, especially those with industrial experience.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Career opportunities include land surveyor, engineering surveyor, hydrographic surveyor, GIS specialist and 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

This module aims to equip students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to allow the successful planning, execution, analysis and reporting of surveying tasks. Aligned to guidance from professional surveying bodies this course intends to introduce and develop fundamental, high-quality surveying practices. The course will: Introduce the fundamental concepts of land surveying; Explain advanced technical aspects of survey instruments such as Total Stations and Levels; Provide hands-on practical experience in land surveying; Integrate authentic learning by applying theory to real world surveying problems; Introduce advanced survey computations, processing and adjustment methods as appropriate; Introduce additional instrument calibration, adjustment and verification methods as appropriate; Introduce advanced data processing and CAD software for land surveying; Introduce developments in survey instrumentation such as Laser Scanners; Introduce the concept of reflective learning of your own survey practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

£10,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)

£23,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Normally a good Honours degree (2.1) in a relevant field such as civil engineering, earth or environmental science, geography, mathematics, physics, or planning, but others with some mathematical background will be considered.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. 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...more

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