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Land & Hydrographic Surveying MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Land & Hydrographic Surveying MSc/PgDip/PgCert

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Full time | University of Glasgow | 12 months | JAN

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

JAN

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

This module aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to perform basic surveying and data collection operations. Aligned to guidance from professional surveying bodies this course will show how basic spatial data is collected and the potential varying quality that Geomaticians must be aware of when using such data for analysis and decision making. The course will: Introduce the fundamental concepts of land surveying; Explain the design and operation of 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 Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and their use in land surveying; Introduce basic survey computations, processing and adjustment methods as appropriate; Introduce instrument calibration, adjustment and verification methods as appropriate; Introduce data processing and CAD software for land surveying; Introduce the concept of reflective learning of your own survey practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£10,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£23,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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. 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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