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University of Glasgow: Geomatics and Management

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department Adam Smith Business School View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/business
Study type Taught

Summary

The Masters in Geomatics & Management is aimed at graduates in geomatics (surveying and mapping). It will enhance your career progression in the field of geomatics, and provide you with the necessary skill set to succeed in managerial positions. The combination of geomatics with management offered by this programme has been strongly endorsed by industry.

This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and by EQUIS, when fully completed with the award of an MSc.

The School of Geographical & Earth Sciences is ranked in the top 15 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022).

This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and by EQUIS, when fully completed with the award of an MSc. The School of Geographical & Earth Sciences is ranked in the top 15 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022). * If you have a geomatics background, but with little management experience and you are looking to broaden your knowledge of management while also furthering your knowledge of geomatics, this programme is designed for you. * You will be jointly taught by staff from the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences and the Adam Smith Business School and will benefit from their resources and expertise and from an industry-focused curriculum informed by experts in the field. * The programme is split into two semesters and a summer session. One semester will be based in the Adam Smith Business School and is aimed at developing knowledge and skills of management principles and techniques. An applied approach is adopted, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management. * The semester in Geomatics allows you to focus on land and hydrographic surveying, or GIS and cartography. Your programme will be customised depending on your background and interests. * While taking advanced courses in Geomatics you will have benefit from access to the latest surveying equipment, including GPS and Terrestrial Laser Scanning, and industry standard processing software, GIS and graphic packages as part of this programme. * You will attend either a week long survey field course or the three-day GIS Research UK conference as part of the programme (included in fees). * The School of Geographical & Earth Sciences has an Athena Swan Silver Award, demonstrating the school’s commitment to supporting women in scientific studies and careers, and to improving the working environment for all.

Semester 1 – 60 credits in Management

  • CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (ENGINEERING) (10 credits)
  • MANAGING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION (ENGINEERING) (10 credits)
  • MANAGING STRATEGIC CHANGE (ENGINEERING) (10 credits)
  • MARKETING MANAGEMENT (ENGINEERING) (10 credits)
  • OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (ENGINEERING) (10 credits)
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT (ENGINEERING) (10 credits)

Semester 2 – 60 credits in Geomatics

  • GEOMATICS MSC PROJECT (60 credits)

50 credits from:

  • APPLIED GEODESY AND GNSS (10 credits)
  • APPLIED LAND SURVEYING (10 credits)
  • ENGINEERING SURVEY (10 credits)
  • APPLIED GEODESY AND GNSS (10 credits)
  • GEOSPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURES AND LAND ADMINISTRATION (10 credits)
  • HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY (10 credits)
  • WEB AND MOBILE MAPPING (10 credits)
  • REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT (10 credits)

This programme is primarily intended for those with some experience in the surveying, mapping or GIS industries who want to move on in the industry into management roles, with greater understanding of business practices. Opportunities exist in surveying companies, government agencies and in land management and geographic information management organisations. Positions include GIS specialist, ranging from support in large corporations (banking, insurance, retail), environmental consultancies, local authorities, utility companies, or mapping specialist with software house or geoinformation data provider.

Graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Ministry of Lands and Housing, Rudan Engineering Ltd, KACST, North Ayrshire Council, Transmission Consultancy and Environmental Sciences Group Pelorus Surveys.

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The University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School has the triple crown of accreditation and is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, evidence of our credibility and performance worldwide. In 2019, the School was also recognised by the Athena Swan Charter, achieving a Bronze Award for gender equality. In 2020, the Adam Smith Business School became an advanced signatory of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). This signals our commitment to promote sustainability and responsible management in our teaching, research and practice.

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