Taught course

Spatial Information Management

Institution
Dublin Institute of Technology · School of Spatial Planning
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the programme, students should have a minimum of a 2.2 in an honours bachelor degree (level 8 NQAI) or equivalent.

Applications will also be considered from candidates who do not have the minimum academic requirements set out above but who do have significant relevant industry experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This part-time programme, delivered over 2 years (4 semesters), provides an opportunity for professionals who use spatial information in their organizations to improve their knowledge and skills for a range of careers in the Surveying and Geo-Information (GI) sectors in Ireland and abroad.

The need for competitiveness and efficiency in both the private and public sectors has resulted in a growing awareness of the role of spatial information and GIS technologies in support of the decision making process. This, together with the implementation of the EU INSPIRE Directive and the development of the Irish Spatial Data Infrastructure within the context of the Information Society in Ireland, has highlighted the demand for professionals with particular qualifications and enhanced skills in the understanding, use and management of spatial information.

The programme is presented within the new School of Spatial Planning in the College of Engineering and Built Environment in DIT Bolton Street. A maximum intake of 20 students is planned from different disciplines and backgrounds, all with experience in the use of spatial information.

The programme is accredited by the Irish Institution of Surveyors and the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
30 months

PGDip

part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation40

Course contact details

Name
Paddy Prendergast
Email
patrick.prendergast@dit.ie
Phone
+353-1-402 3838