Data collection and integration are fundamental to environmental management, and technological advances enable us to gather an increasing amount of information from terrestrial measurements, airborne sensors and satellite-based systems. Some techniques enable continuous monitoring and some allow rapid processing from regular data gathering campaigns. Underpinning all of this is the need for an understanding of co-ordinate systems, positioning techniques and geographical information systems.
Entry requirements: 2:1 degree (or international equivalent) in environmental science, geomatics or engineering. A level standard mathematics (or international equivalent) is also required.
Once you have completed the core modules, you will undertake a supervised dissertation over three months, which will give you a great deal of practical experience in data acquisition, processing and analysis. This independent research aims to stimulate creative thinking and improve your powers of critical analysis.
Teaching is organised in semester-long modules, comprising lectures, seminars, practical sessions and tutorial work.
Modules are assessed through coursework and examination.
Course credits total 180; 120 for the taught modules and 60 for the dissertation.
English language course for academic purposes
Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English, the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs 10-week and 5-week English language and study skills courses for Engineering.
These courses are designed in collaboration with the faculty and prepare students going on to postgraduate MSc programmes within the Faculty of Engineering.
If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to this course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that:
- you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS
- you take a 10 or 5-week English language and academic skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course
- your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework
For more details, please visit the CELE website or email email@example.com
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