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Master of Science in Geoinformation Science

Hongkong

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What will I learn?

Introduction

Geoinformation Science is an inter-disciplinary field that involves earth science, information science, and system science. Its focuses are the information of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere and more specifically their formation, changes and interrelations.

With the human-land relationship as the theme, with catering for global change research and regional sustainable development as the objective, geoinformation science integrates satellite application, remote sensing, geographic information system, computer-aided design and cartography, multi-media and virtual reality techniques and the internet to establish a scientific structure for high-speed information digitization and effective resource management.

In view of the above-mentioned facts, the present programme is designed to provide a solid conceptual framework and technical know-how for practicing professionals and officials by enhancing their skills and equipping their hands-on experience. It will also introduce the state-of-the-art geo-spatial information technologies and provide students with the capability to manage and apply the latest technologies to solve real life problems.

The Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and division of GeoInformation Science, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science jointly offer the programme Master of Science in Geoinformation Science.

Objectives

The objectives of the programmes are:

  • To provide a solid conceptual framework and technical know-how in geoinformation science and technologies.
  • To introduce the state-of-the-art geoinformation science and technologies and provide students with the capability to manage and apply the latest technologies in real life scenarios.

Upon completion of the programmes, students should possess:

  • Sufficient knowledge and experience in various fields of geoinformation science particularly GIS, remote sensing, spatial decision support systems, multimedia and virtual reality techniques.
  • Technical know-how for applying geoinformation science in solving decision problems with which they can contribute effectively and take a leading role in the industry / profession.

This course jointly offered with the Division of Earth System and Geoinformation Science.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$123,500.00 (12,91,841) per year
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected January, September 2023

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

Applicants must satisfy one of the following:

  1. graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  2. graduated from an honors programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" ; or
  3. completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honors degree.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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