Study with maximum flexibility in content, place and time

The iGEON programme is a high quality Master of Science programme through e-learning with focus  on  Geographic Information Systems and Earth Observation for Environmental Modeling and Natural Resource Management. In the iGEON programme you gain knowledge on topics that are currently high on the international agenda, such as food security, water management and climate change. In addition you become an expert in the rapidly expanding field of geographic information systems and remote sensing.

The iGEON programme offers maximum flexibility in study planning:

  1. Content: the programme evolves around the application of Geoinformation. Making use of specific expertise of both partners a wide variety of elective courses has been developed. This large number of electives allows you to develop your own profile within the broad field of environmental management, which includes many thematic areas, in particular forestry, agriculture and spatial ecology.
  2. Study location : you can study the whole programme through e-learning from a location of your choice. However, most courses are similar to on-campus courses that are offered at the two participating universities in Enschede and Lund, you have also the possibility to attend one or several of these courses on campus.
  3. Study duration: you can chose to study full time or part time. The study load of a distance education programme is the same as for a similar study on campus. But it makes a tremendous difference when you can plan your study moments and fit them into your daily schedule.
Full program details

Flexibility in content

In this online degree programme you start with a series of compulsory courses which will give you a solid foundation in the application of geoinformation for environmental modelling and natural resource management. You will  acquire the technical skills to process and analyse geoinformation and while working on real-life case studies with real data you will get a sound understanding of the complexity of our environment.  After completing the compulsory part you can choose from a wide range of electives. To facilitate your choice, three recommended tracks have been developed which are linked to job profiles.


Environmental Engineering track
Environmental Applications track
Natural Resource Management track

Flexibility in study tempo

In the iGEON programme you can choose your own study tempo:

  • study full time and graduate in 2 years
  • study part time at 50%
  • study part time at 25%

Because the programme can be studied fully online, you decide to when to study. No need to run to a classroom in the early morning, no hassle with traffic jams and congested buses. You simply switch on your computer and you can start with your studies. All lectures are online, you can watch and listen to them whenever you want.

You can easily combine your studies with a job: study at 50 % (some 20 hours per week) and finish in 4 years. Or take it a bit more easy at 25% (approximately 10 hours per week) if you have to combine study with a job and your family.

Studying full time and expecting a busy period at work or with the family: simply change your study tempo.

Flexibility in place

You can study the iGEON programme entirely through e-learning, from your home, your office or even from a nice sunny terrace, while enjoying a cup of coffee. Just start your computer and begin…

You only need an internet connection at regular moments to get in touch with your teachers and fellow students.

You can also decide to spend a couple of months on campus in the Netherlands, get an international experience, interact with teachers and fellow students and experience campus life. If you spend 25% of the programme on campus at Faculty ITC/University of Twente in the Netherlands, you will be awarded a double degree: one from Lund University and one from University of Twente

This website only supports Internet Explorer version 8 and higher, please update your browser to view this website.