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Bachelor of Science in Geoinformatics

Bachelor of Science in Geoinformatics

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Description of the Degree programme
Program Objectives:    The General Objectives of the B.Sc. Geoinformatics  program  to prepare  students  for career  in the  fields of Geoinformation technology, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Environmental  management,  Surveying  and  Geomatics  by  imparting theoretical and practical  knowledge in:

    1. Spatial data acquisition, data processing, data management, information extraction and presentation for governance (i.e.  Policy development, development planning, development monitoring and decision Making) in a wide range of human undertakings and professional fields.
    2. Problem analysis and structuring for purposes of designing effective solutions using remote sensing, geographic information science, database technology, spatial/temporal modeling and software development principles.
    3. Geographic Information Systems development and effective application to the solution of key developmental problems.
    4. Geospatial information for governance, civil society and environmental sustainability Within these broad objectives the specific program objectives are to enable the graduates to have the following professional competence:
    5. To disseminate the knowledge and skills which enable students to accurately measure and collect information about the earth’s surface using a combination of technologies ranging from ground-based sensors, air- borne sensors and space borne sensors
    6. To familiarize students  with the methods and techniques  of accurately determining the temporal  and spatial  coordinates  (location)  of objects and phenomena  of interest  to the survival of mankind.
    7. To enable students to develop and utilize remote sensing systems and geographic information system for studying the environment, monitoring and analyzing earth resources
    8. To enable students to analyze specific sector problems and design practical solutions
    9. To  enable  students   to  use  cartographic  and  geovisualisation   techniques  to  create  effective maps  and  3D visualizations for supporting planning  and decision making
    10. To  impart  strong  understanding of geospatial  science techniques  to the  students   with  strong  emphasis  in  the  application fields of land governance, environmental  management, disaster  management, natural resources management, and urban  and regional planning.
    11. To impart in the graduates of the program strong understanding of spatiotemporal analysis and modeling techniques
    12. To impart knowledge and appreciation of spatial decision support systems design and application.
    13. To equip the  students  with  the  ability  to design optimum  geographic information  system  solutions  for select application areas.
    14. To enable the students to work in multidisciplinary teams to develop solutions to complex problems using database and Geographic Information Science techniques.
    15. To develop skills and knowledge in the application of geospatial science and   geoinformation technology for predicting, monitoring and mitigating environmental disasters.
    16. To impart knowledge in the use of GIS to solve land administration and management problems
    17. To impart knowledge in the use of GIS to solve natural resources management problems
    18. To impart knowledge and skills in the use of GIS for mineral resources management.
    19. To impart  knowledge on the  use of spatial  data  and  GIS technology to  build  decision support  systems  for governance  and  environmental management

Program Structure:
This curriculum describes the academic and practical learning requirements of the   B.Sc.  In Geoinformatics programme undertaken under the Department of Geoinformatics. As such the  curriculum is organized into three  levels of sophistication starting with the Geoinformatics  Fundamentals  level followed by the  Intermediate Geoinformatics Level and  lastly  the  Advanced  Geoinformatics level.  The  three  levels are designed  to  coincide  with  the  increasing level of knowledge  and  difficulty corresponding to the First  Year, Second Year and Third  Year of Education respectively.  At the fundamental Level Students acquire the basic scientific knowledge that is required to pursue the more demanding Intermediate and Advanced Levels.
The overall objective of this  curriculum  structure is to ensure that students of the  Geoinformatics program  acquire,  at  the  earliest  time  possible, the  conceptual and  practical  knowledge  required  to   support  the  inter- mediate  and advanced  level geospatial  and geo-information science concepts and practice.  The curriculum  assumes that student who register for this pro- gram  will have completed  an appropriate NECTA  A-level programme  plus the  UB science foundation year or NECTA  O-level plus the  UB three  year basic science program  or some relevant equivalent programme.
Skills to be acquired:   Graduates of the Geoinformatics programme will have acquired competence in performing the following professional tasks:

    1. Systematic analysis and structuring of domain problems for GIS-based solutions.
    2. Understanding and applying concepts of spatial reference systems and map projections to correctly determine locations (coordinates) of objects and phenomenon of interest.
    3. Correctly creating and interpreting spatio-temporal models and maps
    4. Designing and developing spatio-temporal databases for various applications.
    5. Planning and implementing environmental and resource management GIS projects
    6. Assessing project data requirements, gathering, processing and  managing multisource multidate spatial data obtained in various formats.
    7. Integrating Domain (mathematical) models in GIS solutions to develop spatial decision support systems (SDSS)
    8. Appreciating key technological, institutional and policy aspects of the concept of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) and using the same to develop effective integrated distributed spatial databases.
    9. Setting up and managing effective spatial information kiosks for public access to government data.
    10. Providing geo-information enquiry services to various user groups and customers.
    11. Maintaining geospatial databases.
    12. Building spatial information systems and applications

Employment Opportunity:  
Graduates from this programme can assume responsibilities in any public or private organization as:

    1. Land  development and  management sector  as database and  GIS specialists,  Land  Information Management specialists  and  professional Land Administration  professionals.
    2. Natural resources sector as resource information management specialists, natural resource information GIS and database administrators
    3. Civil Engineering and Mining Sector as GIS/Remote Sensing specialists
    4. Transportation sector as GIS specialists
    5. GIS support in hazard monitoring and mitigation
    6. Natural Resources Sector as Remote Sensing and GIS Specialists
    7. Agricultural sector as GIS/Remote sensing specialists.
    8. Mining industry as a spatial analyst / Geovisualisation and Cartography Experts
    9. Central Government and Central Planning Office as Spatial Decision Support Systems specialist.
    10. Geographic data/ Spatial Information Manager in private or public database utilities
    11. GIS / Remote sensing expert in Geomatics engineering and surveying companies
    12. Urban Utility Companies as Database / GIS specialist
    13. Local Government Sector as GIS Specialist in the Regional Planning team
    14. Academic / Research Institutions as a researcher
    15. Team member / leader in planning / development or resource monitoring activities
    16. Research Institutes and International Research Organizations as GIS and Remote sensing specialists

 

B.Sc. Geoinformatics Course Schedules

Year One
Semester I


Code

Course Name

Units

Semester

Type

GI1121

Geography  for Geoinformatics

2

1

core

SCA1195

Computers and ICT

3

1

core

CS1122

Intro  Computer Programming

3

1

core

ED1111

Communication skills I

3

1

core

SMT1131

Intro.  to Linear Algebra,  Calculus

3

1

core

PH1131

Mechanics,  Heat,  and Wave Motion

3

1

opt

MT1132

Math  Aids  Software Skills

3

1

core

PH1134

Optics for Geospatial  Sciences

2

1

opt

PH1136

Waves and Oscillation

2

1

opt

SMT1133

Foundations of Mathematics

3

1

core

Semester I Electives


Code

Course Name

Units

Semester

Type

PH1133

General Physics

2

1

opt

PH1132

Intermediate Mech.  for Geospatial  Sciences

2

1

opt

PH1135

Intermediate Electricity  and Magnetism

2

1

opt

Semester II


Code

Course Name

Units

Semester

Type

GM1221

Elementary Surveying

2

2

core

GI1221

Introduction to Database Management

2

2

core

GI1224

Fundamentals of Remote  Sensing

3

2

core

CS1231

Advanced  Computer Programming

3

2

core

ST1231

Statistical Theory

2

2

core

ST1232

Sampling  and Survey Techniques

2

2

core

DS1211

Development Perspectives  and Law I

3

2

core

Semester II Electives


Code

Course Name

Units

Semester

Type

GM1223

Photogrammetry

3

2

opt

PH1231

Modern Mechanics

2

2

opt

Year Two
Semester III


Code

Course Name

Units

Semester

Type

GI2121

Geographic  Information Systems

3

3

core

GI2122

Land Management and Administration

3

3

core

GI2123

Land Information Systems

3

3

core

GI2124

Spatial  Data  Analysis and Modeling in GIS

3

3

core

MT2131

Numerical  Methods

2

3

core

CS2131

WEB Based  Programming

3

3

core

DS2111

Development Perspectives  and Law II

3

3

core

Semester III Electives


Code

Course Name

Units

Semester

Type

GM2121

Digital Photogrammetry

3

3

opt

GM2122

Terrestrial Photogr. and Topography

3

3

opt

Semester IV


Code

Course Name

Units

Semester

Type

GI2221

Spatial  Data/Image Processing

3

4

core

GI2222

Advanced  Application  Development in GIS

3

4

core

GI2223

Works.  on Image Analysis Study

3

4

core

GM2221

GPS and Application  in Mapping

3

4

core

GS2231

Intro  to Geology and Geophysics

2

4

core

MT2231

Math  for Spatial  Data  Analysis

2

4

core

ST2231

Introduction to Time Series

2

4

core

ST2232

Design of Experiments

3

4

core

Semester IV Electives


Code   Course Name

Units

Semester

Type

PH2231           Electric  And Magnetic  Interactions

2

4

opt

Year Three
Semester V


Code

Course Name

Units

Semester

Type

GI3121

WEB GIS Development

3

5

core

GI3122

Digital Carto.  and Geovis.

3

5

core

GI3123

Advanced  Remote  Sensing

3

5

core

GI3124

Geoinfo Tech.  in Climate  Change

2

5

core

PH3131

Environmental Physics

2

5

core

ST3131

Computing with Data  and Data  Mining

3

5

core

ST3134

Introduction to Machine Learning

2

5

core

BS3111

Business Studies  and Enterpreneurship

3

5

core

Semester V Electives


Code

Course Name

Units

Semester

Type

ST3132

Applied Multivariate Analysis

3

5

opt

ST3133

Elements  of Stochastic  Processes

2

5

opt

Semester VI


Code

Course Name

Units

Semester

Type

GI3221

Advanced  Mapping  Technology

3

6

core

GI3222

Advanced  Technologies  in GIS

3

6

core

GI3223

Microwave Remote  Sensing

3

6

core

GI3224

Advanced  Mapping  Techniques

3

6

core

GI3225

Project  Planning  and Management

3

6

core

PH3236

Solid-State  Physics

2

6

core

ST3231

Bayesian Applied Decision Theory

3

6

core

ST3232

Time Series and Applications

3

6

core

Semester VI Electives


Code

Course Name

Units

Semester

Type

PH3231

Modern Physics

3

6

opt

PH3232

Quantum Optics, Comm.  and Computing

2

6

opt

PH3233

Thermal and Statistical Physics

2

6

opt

PH3234

Coherent Optics,  Quantum Electronics

2

6

opt

PH3235

Quantum Computing

2

6

opt

ST3233

Machine Learning

3

6

opt

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