Normally a 2:1 or equivalent degree. Open to students from a relevant discipline, for example science, engineering or mathematics. Other qualifications and/or extensive professional experience may also be accepted.
Months of entry
The course is designed for students who wish to develop the understanding and working knowledge of the principles and applications of a variety of surveying devices and techniques.
Versions of this MSc have been running at the University of Nottingham, UK for almost 20 years. This course runs entirely at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. This course provides students with the ability to appreciate and apply state of the art engineering surveying techniques within apractical context. The course includes the principles behind surveying such as reference systems, and geodesy, as well as the techniques and equipment used in engineering surveying, photogrammetry and satellite positioning systems such as GPS.
In addition to the formal part of the course, we run practical classes that allow students to see and learn how to use and operate a very wide variety of state of the art surveying equipment and software, including laser scanners, servo driven total stations, RTK and Network RTK GPS, digital and analogue photogrammetry, LiDAR, Sar and InSAR.
Students will develop:
The ability to apply their skills directly within the surveying industry
The ability to react quickly to new technologies and innovations
The ability to communicate ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and by means of presentations to groups
The ability to exercise original thought
The ability to plan and undertake an individual project
The interpersonal, communication and professional skills
The course consists of 120 credits of core and optional taught modules along with a 60 credit major individual research-based project undertaken over the summer term. It also available as a Postgraduate Diploma which covers the same taught modules but does not undertake the research project. Please be aware modules are subject to change.
Fundamentals of Satellite Positioning 15 credits
Analytical Methods 15 credits
Geodetic Reference Systems 15 credits
Physical Geodesy 15 credits
Advanced Satellite Positioning 15 credits
Engineering Surveying 15 credits
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 15 credits
Practical Field Course 15 credits
The finale of the taught aspect of the course is the surveying field course, which brings together all the taught aspects through a week long series of practical tasks.
Once you have completed the modules, you will undertake a supervised research project over the summer term. Students receive dedicated supervision from staff members. This is a key component of the degree, affording students the opportunity to conduct independent research which maybe related to their employment.
Previous research projects have included:
Deformation monitoring of the Forth Road Bridge using GPS
Laser scanning and photogrammetry for forest and woodland surveys
Testing of a new small format integrated sensor airborne mapping system
Information for international students
The University currently houses 700 international students from 70 different countries.
Fees and funding
Competitive international student (including UK students) scholarships
- Ningbo Govt International Student Scholarship 14 x approx 3,100 GBP
- The University of Nottingham High Achievers Scholarship 25 x approx. 2,050 GBP
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- International Admissions
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