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UNIGIS Salzburg - Paris Lodron University Salzburg

UNIGIS Salzburg - Paris Lodron University Salzburg

UNIGIS Salzburg - Paris Lodron University Salzburg

Introduction

UNIGIS provides a profound online education in GIS, covering topics such as data structures, data acquisition, geodata(base)-management, spatial analysis, cartography and visualization, application development, spatial statistics, and OpenGIS. Students have the opportunity to specialize in a specific field of GIS e.g. remote sensing, spatial simulation, environmental monitoring, or programming in GIS.

UNIGIS is a distance learning program at Paris Lodron University Salzburg. It is part of the Department of Geoinformatics. UNIGIS Salzburg offers two programs:

  • UNIGIS professional: an academic professional diploma in GIS, with 60 ECTS, 1-year-program
  • UNIGIS MSc: a Bologna-conform Master of Science in Geographical Information Science & Systems (GIS), with 120 ECTS, 2-year-program / Start of both programs: twice a year, in March and in October.

The UNIGIS distance learning programs are fully online, flexible, and designed for people who are already working.

Students study in small groups and get supported by the UNIGIS tutors, the administration team, and the lecturers. The materials are provided online and are subject to ongoing revision to ensure high quality and up-to-date knowledge. The lecturers are experts in their fields and come from both science and industry.

By now, UNIGIS has grown a network of 3000+ alumni and students worldwide. Students come from different backgrounds and domains, including archaeology, agronomy, biology, business administration, cartography, civil engineering, criminology, disaster and risk management, emergency response management, economics, ecology, geography, geology, informatics, forestry, geophysics, geodesy and surveying, geomatics, hydrology, insurance, meteorology, natural hazard mitigation, politics, regional sciences, spatial and landscape planning, sociology, zoology. UNIGIS programs can be studied in English, German, and Spanish (more information: https://unigis.at/en/)

Admissions

Am I Eligible for the UNIGIS Professional Program?

To be eligible for the “Geographical Information Systems (UNIGIS professional)” you need to

  • Hold a general university entry qualification for university / Higher education that is equivalent to the Austrian “Matura” certificate; e.g. High-School Diploma, A-level, Matriculation, Abitur. The equivalency will be checked by the program director.
  • Sufficient English language skills: language level B2 or higher according to the Common European Framework (CEF), or equivalent qualifications.

The Program Director decides on the admission to the study program considering available study places, the application documents, and the orientation interview.

Am I Eligible for the UNIGIS Master Program?

To be eligible for the "Geographical Information Science & Systems – UNIGIS MSc (CE)"

  • New students applying to the online M.S. in GIS program must have a B.A. or B.S. degree or its international equivalent, with a minimum 3.0 GPA (A=4.0).
  • Sufficient English language skills: language level B2 or higher according to the Common European Framework (CEF), or equivalent qualifications.

The Program Director decides on the admission to the study program considering available study places, the application documents, and the orientation interview.

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Locations

  • Salzburg

    Schillerstraße, 30, 5020, Salzburg

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