Master in Geospatial Information Engineering

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.

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.

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.

Mode of Study

Full time, Face to face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese / English

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.

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.

Course Coordinator(s)

Cidália Maria Parreira da Costa Fonte

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Daniel Alexandre Peralta Marques Pinto

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation 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

Graduation Requirements

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

Access to Further Studies

The course gives habilitation to access 3rd cycle studies (PhD courses)

Study Programme

Geospatial Information Engineering

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme

DGES Code: M990

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 4 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 120.0

Category: Advanced specialization second cycle


Call for Applications


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2022-07-31 a 2028-07-30
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