MSc. Geographic Information Systems
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University of Nairobi, School of Engineering

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MSc. Geographic Information Systems

The proliferation of numerous applications in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has generated a great demand for well trained personnel, especially in developing countries like Kenya where the GIS industry is still young but growing fast. In response to this demand, and within the realm of Continuous Professional Development (CPD), the Department of Surveying, University of Nairobi, has been offering short (certificate) courses in GIS for the last three years. Experience gained from this CPD programme indicates that most of the professionals currently working in the local GIS industry lack formal GIS training and the required capacity to effectively manage GIS projects. The above factors provide the impetus for launching the proposed Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (M.Sc.(GIS)). This programme is designed to accommodate the diverse interests of professionals from different backgrounds currently working or aspiring to work in the GIS industry. This is pertinent especially given the multidisciplinary nature of GIS.
The Objectives of the course are to:
  • Equip students with the relevant skills and knowledge to pursue careers in the GIS industry as GIS practitioners and educators.
  • Provide students with comprehensive knowledge of the functionality and applications of GIS technology.
  • Expose students to the design and implementation of GIS projects.
  • Equip students with the relevant skills and knowledge to carry out research in GIS

Admission Requirements

The common regulations for the Masters degrees in the University of Nairobi shall apply.
The following shall be eligible for admission:
  1. Holders of a Bachelor's degree in any geoinformation related discipline with at least lower second class honours of the University of Nairobi, or equivalent qualifications from other institutions recognized by the Senate.
  2. Holders of a Bachelor's pass degree with a Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems (P.G. Dip.(GIS) or equivalent qualifications from other institutions recognized by the Senate.
  3. Holders of a Bachelor's pass degree in any geoinformation related discipline and three years experience in GIS

 

 

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