Programme Structure

Flexible content with compulsory and elective courses

The iGEON programme covers a broad spectrum of topics within the field of environmental modelling and natural resources management Its strengths lie in modern techniques for processing satellite images, the development and application of state of the art GIS modelling in these fields. The programme is flexible in content and allows you to develop a professional and academic profile based on your personal interest.

The total study load of the programme is 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), divided over a compulsory part of 55 ECTS (45 at the start of the programme and 10 prior to starting on the individual research and thesis), an elective part of 35 ECTS completed by thesis work (30 ECTS).

Note, 5 ECTS equals approximately 3 weeks of full time study,  120 ECTS equal to 2 years full time study.

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Below a summary of the iGEON structure is presented.

Program components and sequence:

  • Elective courses: 35 ECTS, click here for the complete list
  • Thesis 30: ECTS

Develop your own profile:

In elective part of the iGEON programme you are free to select among available courses. To facilitate your choice of courses, three suggested tracks have been developed. Each track leads to a specific profile, which is linked job prospects:

  • Environmental engineering track: After a general introduction of remote sensing and GIS applications for NRM, this track focuses on the more technical aspects of a GIS. It is specifically suitable for students who want to become experts in development of information systems in a natural resource management context.
  • Environmental applications track: After a general introduction of remote sensing and GIS applications for NRM, this track focuses on a number of environmental issues, for example climate change. This track has a focus on modeling our environment and its natural resources. This track is suitable for those who want to become experts in the broader field of environmental management.
  • Natural resource management track: focus is first on the multidisciplinary aspects of natural resources management and then offers the opportunity for in-depth spatial studies in a particular field of interest, for example ecology, forestry or food security. It is suitable for those who want too become experts in one of those fields. Graduates may find jobs at Ministries, research institutes and universities.

The  the program follows the standard semester structure. Two holiday periods are included, a short one at the end of the year and a longer one in the summer.

For more information about our Masters degree programme, feel free to contact us by email.
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