|Application deadline:||EU : August 31st / non EU : April 30th|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
Have you ever read a road map or topographical map ?
Have you ever seen a satellite image on TV, in a magazine or in an atlas ?
Have you ever navigated by means of interactive maps on the Internet ?
Have you ever seen a team of geometers surveying an area ?
Are you familiar with GPS navigation systems ?
These themes are linked to the discipline of geomatics. Its key elements include the acquisiton, management treatment and diffusion of digitized spatial information, and in fact geomatics relies heavily on informatics. However, the prefix "geo-" tells us that the earth sciences have something to do with it.
Field work is important, especially in topography and global navigation satellite systems, where the nomad informatics is along for the ride...
High technology and field work, an original mixture offered to students of geomatics and surveying.
Since 1992, the University of Liège has been the only French-speaking university in Belgium to offer instruction in this area.
Geomatics considerably expands the range of options. All companies that produce spatial data use geomatics services, in the public sector, at the federal level (IGN, property registers...) and the regional level (CIRB, MET, RW, etc.), and also in the private sector (date required for global navigation satellite systems, for example). Managers of distribution networks (energy, water, communications) and transportation networks, public and private, need geomatics specialists, as do urbanism agencies, agencies for land management and environmental evaluation firms. Leading companies that desigh, integrate and distribute informatics solutions (SIG/GIS, GPS...) are well represented in the Walloon Region and the Liège area, and they are eager to contact talented students about employment possibilities.
In general the entire sector of information technology is experiencing growth, and job prospects for specialists in acquisition, management, processing and diffusion of digital spatial information are bright.
In addition, the surveyor option admits you to the profession of expert surveyor and to other professions related to land and real estate markets, particularly the profession of real estate agent. Specialised training in this line is hard to find in Europe, and so job prospects are as good in other countries as they are in Belgium.
120 credits - 24 months
Compulsory core courses : photogrammetry, geographical information system, project management
Geomatics & surveying : Space analysis, remote sensing, surveying, cartography, numerical methods in physics, Geometric Geodesy and Positional Astronomy , Object-Oriented Programming , Introduction to Data Bases , Research Design in Spatial Sciences , Cartographic projections , Global Navigation Satellite Systems , Analysis and management of landscapes , Topoclimatology
If you have completed less than 3 years of studies, you will be admitted into the bachelor courses (1st cycle), meaning you will be subject to the same legal requirements as for a 1st-year registration: equivalency, French language exam, selection process.
For an admission at the master level (2nd cycle): you must hold a bachelor-level degree, earned after 3 years of study (180 credits/ECTS). However, it is not impossible that the jury, depending on your background, will require that you enter bachelor courses, in which case you will be subject to the same requirements as other students at this level.
Knowledge of French: your application must include a French language certificate indicating a minimum level of B2 (or, for a programme offered in English, an English language certificate indicating a minimum level of B1). If your application is accepted for bachelor courses, you must also pass the French exam organised at the University.
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