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Professional Diploma

UNIGIS professional is designed to develop or improve application-oriented skills and provide an understanding of GIS. The course primarily targets those already engaged in GIS related jobs and/or those who have some background in a spatial discipline.

This is an in-service online distance learning university course leading to a diploma. The programme is designed to be completed in one year with a weekly workload of minimum 12-15 hours. 60 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points are awarded for the coursework. Participation in residential workshops is strongly encouraged.

Graduates will be awarded a professional diploma certificate by the University of Salzburg. The UNIGIS professional modular structure includes seven compulsory modules and a choice of elective subjects, summer school or professionally relevant training. The programme content covers acquisition, modelling, and visualisation of geodata, geographical analysis, geoDBMS and application software development.

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