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Master's Degree in Geoinformatics

Aalto University
Length: 2 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master's degree
Location: Espoo
Language: English

Master's Degree in Geoinformatics

Study geoinformatics & software engineering!

The Master’s Program in Geoinformatics from Aalto University is designed to give students both theoretical and practical abilities in the areas of spatial information processing, analysis, visualization and management. The two-year Master’s degree focuses on geovisualization, spatial data analysis, spatial data structures, algorithms and spatial programming, as well as GIS software engineering and application development.

Through the duration of the program you will learn how to design and implements small GIS-applications as well as apply spatial analysis methods to data sets in order to support decision making. You will also gain an understanding of the general rules of good spatial visualization, as well as learn the basic skills in map design. Due to its small size, the Master’s Program in Geoinformatics allows for in individual guidance and personal contacts to the teachers and researchers.

Upon completion of the Master’s Program in Geoinformatics graduates can look forward to pursuing careers in environmental, hydrological, geological, geographical and archeological contexts, as well as work in planning, security and safety.

Suitability and application

Students wishing to study the Geoinformatics Masters degree programme must meet the following requirements:

Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in engineering or other relevant field with emphasis on spatial sciences, geography, geology, hydrography or environmental sciences. Good knowledge in mathematics is also required. The applicants must have a good command of English.

The following documents are required for the application:

  • Official Bachelor’s degree certificate + official translation (if necessary)
  • Official transcript of university records + official translation (if necessary)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your passport or ID card
  • Motivation letter (included in the application form)
  • Offiicial language test report

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

Degree and diploma

Upon the completion of the this degree, students will receive a Master of Science in Geoinformatics from Aalto University.

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Aalto University offers more than 90 degree programs in Finland, with degrees in the fields of art, design and architecture, business, and technology.

By merging Finland’s premier business, technology, and art and design universities in 2010, the resulting institution, Aalto University, envisions a future that is international, multi-disciplinary, and full of opportunities. Based in both Helsinki and Espoo, Aalto University students are able to take advantage of what the city offers as well as being integrated into the biggest technology hub in the Nordic countries.

Aalto University in Finland is made up of 6 schools offering top quality education and degree programs in their respective fields.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The main focus points in research are in design, digital media, audiovisual communication, art, visual culture, architectural solutions of wellbeing and community as well as city planning. The school prepares its students to work as competent professionals in the fields of art, architecture, design, media, film, television and scenography.

School of Business

Aalto business school in Finland is globally acclaimed for its research and education that trains strong leaders and visionary professionals who influence the society. We offer bachelor’s, master's, licentiate's and doctoral degrees in economics and business administration.

School of Chemical Technology

The School of Chemical Technology at Aalto University combines natural sciences and engineering, offering courses in biotechnology, chemistry, materials science, engineering, and forest technology.

School of Electrical Engineering

School of Electrical Engineering ties electrical engineering, natural sciences and information technology together with eight departments as well as the Metsähovi Radio Observatory and the Micronova Centre for Micro and Nanotechnology, established in cooperation with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

School of Engineering

Aalto University's School of Engineering operates in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban and regional studies, real estate economics, geomatics, energy and HVAC technology, mechanical engineering, applied mechanics, structural engineering and building technology, and civil and environmental engineering.

School of Science

The fields of computing and modelling, materials physics, energy science, software and media technologies, technology-based business and enterprising as well as brain research and imaging technologies account for a large share of the research and teaching conducted by the seven departments.

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