Master in Geospatial Information Engineering

Department of Mathematics

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Academic year


Course Type

2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme

Qualification Awarded



4 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits



Advanced specialization second cycle

Course Coordinator(s)

Cidália Maria Parreira da Costa Fonte (cfonte@mat.uc.pt)

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Ana Cristina Martins Rosa (cristina@mat.uc.pt)

Maria de Fátima da Silva Leite (fleite@mat.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
The Master in Geospatial Information Engineering aims to train professionals with the skills to manage, execute and control the products quality in the areas of Digital Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (GIS projects and geospatial data infrastructures), Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (aerial and terrestrial photogrammetric projects and geospatial data acquired by optical, laser and radar sensors); Positioning and Navigation Systems and Technologies (planning, execution and processing of geospatial surveys). These professionals are also expected to be able to produce and integrate Geospatial intelligence in decision-making processes where the geospatial variable is an integral part of the social, economic and political process.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
The Master in Engineering of Geospatial Information aims to train professionals to have the following skills:
• Management and execution of topographic and thematic cartography
• Design, development, management and execution of GIS projects and geospatial data infrastructures
• Design, development, management and execution of projects of aerial and terrestrial photogrammetry
• Design and development of projects to collect and extract geospatial information from data acquired by optical, laser and radar sensors
• Design, development, management and execution of Positioning and Navigation projects and their application for the acquisition od 3D data and monitoring of structures
• Management, integration, exploitation and analysis of digital geospatial data
• Quality control of cartographic products and geospatial information
• Production and integration of Geospatial Intelligence in decision-making processes.
Mode of Study
Full time, Face to face
Access to Further Studies
The course gives habilitation to access 3rd cycle studies (PhD courses)
Admission Requirements

The Master course is intended primarily to graduates in in engineering or science.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Recognition of Prior Learning
The recognition of prior learning is carried out according according to the Credits for Previous Learning and Work Experience Policy of the University of Coimbra
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law nr 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording
Professional Goals
The knowledge, skills and competences acquired by the Masters in Engineering of Geospatial Information allows professional exits in the public and private sectors, in all contexts where geo-referenced information is needed, which currently falls in the most varied areas, among which can be higlighted Territory Management, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geosciences and Archeology.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever the grade comprises more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Graduation Requirements

Obtain approval in the curricular units of the syllabus corresponding to 120 ECTS.

Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
- A3ES
Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • 2017-02-13 a 2023-02-12
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • 2011-03-18