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MSc Surveying

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
23440 USD
National
11090 USD
EU
11090 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
EU 75 USD
Department
Engineering Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

Students are trained in the techniques and methodology of data acquisition, and develop skills to apply those techniques to specific problems and to analyse the quality of results. Emphasis is placed on understanding the principles that underlie the analysis and use of spatial data.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four core modules in term one, followed by two core modules and two specialist options in term two, and a research project.

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) is offered.

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Eligibility Criteria

Entry Requirement

The minimum entry requirements are an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a cognate subject or related discipline from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas institution. Acceptable degrees include geography, civil engineering, geology, mathematics, physics, and archaeology. Extensive work experience covering related areas will be considered. As preparation for the MSc if you are offered a place, you will be expected to revise your knowledge of mathematics in certain topics such as trigonometry, geometry and differential calculus if you have not studied these for some time. The most comprehensive text to use would be Engineering Mathematics by K.A. Stroud (6th Edition), but many other text books covering an equivalent level of mathematics are also available.

English Language Requirements

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied.

This requirement is specified in order to ensure that the academic progress of students is not hindered by language difficulties and that students are able to integrate socially while studying at UCL and living in the UK.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

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Course Modules

Compulsory Modules

  • Mapping Science
  • GIS Principles and Technology
  • Principles and Practices of Surveying
  • Data Analysis
  • Positioning
  • Survey Project

Plus 2 Options:

  • Ocean and Coastal Zone Management
  • Terrestrial Data Acquisition
  • Airborne Data Acquisition
  • Spatial Data Management
  • Applied Building Information Modelling

Dissertation/report
Students on the MSc programme embark on an individual project after the examinations in May, which lasts until the end of the programme in September. The department enjoys strong links with industry, and projects are often carried out in collaboration with organisations outside the college.

Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical work and field courses. Visits to government establishments and private companies may be organised in order to gain greater insight into current practice. Assessment is through written papers, coursework, the dissertation and an oral presentation.

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How to Apply

You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

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