Fisrt Degree in Geospatial Engineering
The exploration, manipulation and analysis of geospatial information, specifically that obtained from Earth observation sensors, or global positioning and navigation systems, among other geographic information acquisition techniques, is a national bet and also a strategic area at a European level.
Geospatial Engneering has applications on a wide variety of fields, such as:
The study cycle in Geospatial Engineering (GE) combines a deep knowledge of fundamental sciences and computer science with specific technological areas such as remote sensing, satellite positioning and geographic information systems (GIS).
The new degree in GE is replacing the offer that exist in UP since 1921 in the area of Surveying Engineering, which is one the oldest in the University of Porto.
Entrance Exams: Mathematics A (19) + Physics and Chemistry (07)
num. Clausus: 25
Intended Learning Outcomes
A Graduate in Geospatial Engineering should:
- Perform tasks in the area of positioning and navigation;
- Analyze and process remote sensing data;
- Perform tasks related to registration;
- Manipulation of geographic data at private sector or public sectors, being able to apply them both in the professional activity and in scientific research;
- Explore, manipulate and analyze geospatial information, obtained from remote Earth observation sensors, or global positioning and navigation systems, among other geographic information acquisition techniques;
- Acquisition of geographic information using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in support of public policies and private investments.
- To develop, implement and make available GIS applications to support different areas: agronomy, environment, geology, biology, etc.
Graduates in Geospatial Engineering can perform tasks in the private sector, public administration, European institutions or scientific research in different areas:
- satellite positioning and navigation; processing and analysis of remote sensing data;
- study of the coastal and deep ocean;
- land registry;
- treat, aggregate and make available information in a web environment;
- explore, manipulate and analyze geospatial information, including that were obtained from Earth observation sensors, or global positioning and navigation systems, among other geo-spatial / geospatial information acquisition techniques;
- acquire geospatial information using terrestrial, marine and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs);
- develop, implement and make available GIS applications for applications in agronomy, environment, geology, biology, etc.
Graduates may pursue 2nd cycle studies in Geographical Engineering or Remote Sensing, in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto.
|Computer Aided Design||6||--|
|Fundamentals of Geographic Information||6||--|
|Introduction to Instrumentation||6||--|
|Satellite Earth Observation||6||--|
|Introduction to Geodesy||6||--|
|Fundamentals of Statistic||6||--|
|Geographic Information Systems||6||--|
|Introduction to Photogrametry||6||--|
MSc degree Director
Ana Cláudia Teodoro
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto
Address: Rua do Campo Alegre 790, 4150-171 Porto, Portugal
Department of Geosciences, Environment and Spatial Plannings
Phone: +351 220 402 489
Academic Division of FCUP
Adress: Rua do Campo Alegre s/n, Edif-FC5, Sala-0.1
4169-007 Porto - Portugal
Phones: (+351) 220 402 030 /31/32/33/34/35