M.Sc. Geoinformatics

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M.Sc. in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
(Specialisation/ Domain: Geoinformatics)

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (specialisation/domain: Geoinformatics) is offered within the framework of Joint Education Programme (JEP) of the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) and the Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente (UT), The Netherlands.

The course is of 2 years duration having eight quartiles. Students follow part of the course at IIRS and a part at the Faculty ITC, The Netherlands. The first year will be taught at IIRS. Upon successful completion of the course students receive a Master’s degree from UT-ITC. The UT-ITC degree has the name ‘Master of Science degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation’.

Aim of the Course

The course aim at providing critical understanding of the geo-information science and earth observation technology for usage in various applications. Participants will gain skills in formulating and carrying out independent research in the field of geoinformatics.

Course Structure

The overall structure of the M.Sc. course is shown in table 1.

Table 1: Overall structure of M.Sc. course in Geoinformatics.
Year Quartile Course Location
1 Q1 Core IIRS
Academic Skills IIRS
1 Q2 Scientific Geocomputing IIRS
Acquisition and Exploration of Geospatial Data IIRS
Academic Skills IIRS
1 Q3 Elective Course IIRS
Extraction, Analysis and Dissemination of Geospatial Information IIRS
Academic Skills IIRS
1 Q4 Elective course IIRS
Global Challenges, Local Action IIRS
Academic Skills IIRS
2 Q5-6 MSc Research (proposal),Individual study programme & MSc Research ITC
2 Q7-8 MSc Research & Thesis Defence IIRS

Eligibility, Application & Admission Process

Refer IIRS course calendar available in IIRS website ( for details on the essential qualifications, age limit, and application & admission process for this course

Important Dates, No. of Seats and Course Fee

Refer IIRS course calendar, course brochure and other announcements in the institute’s website (

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