The programme lasts for 1.5 years
(3 semesters). The total number of course hours is 960 per person
- 360 hours of lectures for all students in the same year
- 45 hours of general classes (for groups of 32)
- 480 hours of laboratories (for groups of 16)
- 75 hours of project related classes (for groups of 16)
The curriculum provides students with an extensive basic knowledge of geodesy and cartography, information technology and other interconnected branches of science, which give one flexibility when choosing a career path. The theoretical knowledge acquired by future alumni, as well practical skills will allow them to use modern geodetic, satellite, photogrammetrical and remote sensing measurement techniques, to program mobile and internet applications, and to apply scripting languages in practice, in particular with programs such as GIS. Python language will the basic scripting language of the course. The curriculum provides the acquisition of knowledge in the following areas (taking into account all items):
- Information Technology (390 h)
- geodesy and cartography (165 h)
- photogrammetry and remote sensing (105 h)
- GIS systems (330 h)
- general education (210 h)
All the classes will be taught in Szczecin, on the premises of the University. State-of-the-art equipment to be used during the course comprises, among other things, the following: laser scanner, UAV with a simulator, Total Station and GNSS receivers, 17 new graphic stations for data processing, new graphic – photogrammetric station, a system necessary for learning 3D data programming in virtual and augmented reality (including also VR goggles). Moreover, the students will work with the latest geodetic software, as well as software for integrating geodetic and multi sensor data.
Furthermore, all students of the geoinformatics programme may participate in the ERASMUS+ programme, regardless of their nationality. That means that also people from outside the EU may go e.g. for a two-months’ training period to a company abroad.
The most important assets of geoinformatics graduates:
- Knowledge of positioning techniques in measuring space of any orientation
- Knowledge of mobile and internet application programming
- Practical skill of planning a drone raid and creating an orthoimage and a 3D model
- Knowledge of the most state-of-the-art computer systems for creating geoportals
- The ability to develop 3D models in a virtual reality environment
- Practical skills of conducting advanced geospatial analyses and geovisualisation.
- Knowledge of modern remote sensing techniques
- Knowledge of a foreign language, inclusive of its professional aspects and the problematics of geodesy and IT
Geoinformatics graduates may find employment both in the Polish and global job markets
in geoinformatic, geodetic and informatics companies, as well as with various authorities, design offices and research and development institutes.
Numerous strategic documents indicate that geoinformatics
specialists will be much needed in the labour market in the nearest years which makes our prospective graduates very attractive employees. This is confirmed, for instance, in the following documents:
- Smart grids and geo-information technologies are the 15th national smart specialisation (link).
- The degree programme on geoinformatics is in line with one of the regional specialisations of West Pomeranian Province, that is: “upcoming services, inclusive of ICT” set out in “Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy for the West Pomeranian Province 2020 +RIS3 WZ” (link).
- The need for educating students in the field of geoinformatics was confirmed by representatives of companies operating in the geodetic industry such as, among others: Gispro, Geometr, Fotokart and OPGK Koszalin during a meeting with the academic authorities in October 2016. The idea of creating this major as well, as its curriculum, is a result of co-operation between the Maritime University and employers.