Professional second level Master on "GIScience and Unmanned System for the integrated management of the territory and the natural resources - with majors"

First edition Academic Year 2016/2017

Academic paths:

  • Production and management of geo-information
  • GIScience for environmental conflict management and participation on public decision making
  • Cartography and GIS for green infrastructures
  • Geoinformation and new technologies for sustainable agriculture

 

 

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ObjectivesThe increasing availability of geographic information and the rapid development of new technologies for the management of geographic data (from drones, to WebGIS, to Mobile-GIS) require the updating, the reorganization and the development of decision-making processes in many sectors of the economy, public administration and the non-profit. The Master aims to prepare professionals able to: use appropriate interdisciplinary approaches, technological solutions and geographic information in addressing complex territorial issues; acquire, represent and analyze geographic information to spread expert use and to support complex decisions; manage the transformation of technologies supporting GIScience and orienting the identification of appropriate solutions for businesses, government agencies, citizenship
Credits60
Available places40
LanguageItalian (some seminars will be hold in English or Spain)
Duration1 year
Costs3.824,50 Euro
Inter-department MasterCoordinating Department: Civil Environmental Architectural Engineering, - ICEA;
Involved departments: Geosciences; Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World - DISSGEA; Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment - DAFNAE; Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry- TESAF
DirectorMassimo De Marchi - mob. ++ 39 335 6846539
InformationDepartment of Civil Environmental Architectural Engineering, - ICEA;
Via Loredan 20, 35131, Padova
REFERENT: Massimo De Marchi
Tel.: ++ 39 049 8275454
E-mail: massimo.demarchi@dicea.unipd.it

 

 

Application

Required qualificationAny Master Degree
Credit recognitionThe Steering Committee can recognize previously followed training activities if consistent with the characteristics of the master and certified by appropriate documentation, to a maximum of 20 credits.
The Steering Committee can also recognize up to a maximum of 12 credits for teaching, research and working experiences in areas relevant to the disciplines of the master, certified by appropriate documentation. The CFU above are cumulative to a maximum of 20.
SelectionSelection will be based on the evaluation of Curriculum; Thesis; Other publications; Other documentation the applicant think useful for the selection.

In order to participate at the selection for the admission, applicants should attach a letter addressed to the Steering Committee of the master, describing in detail the reasons to apply to the master and the areas the candidate intends to deepen in field of: GIScience, Unmanned Systems, the integrated management of territory and natural resources. The candidate should indicate which of the four academic path he/she intends to attend. The copy of the thesis should be attached only if relevant to the issues of the master.
Criteria for evaluation of titles for selectionCurriculum: 70 (max)
Thesisi: 20 (max)
Other publications: 5 (max)
Other documentation the applicant think useful for the selection: 5 (max)
For admission (total points): min 30 - max 100
BenefitsIf the application will be higher than 20 two prizes with a gross amount of EUR 1,000.00 will be awarded based on class attendance and evaluation of the thesis.
Structure to deliver the applicationSegreteria di direzione Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Edile e Ambientale
Via Marzolo 9, 35131, Padova
Referente: Ghelli Filippo
Orari per ricevimento domande: Lunedì - Venerdì 9.00-12.30
For applicationSee University website:
http://www.unipd.it/giscience-sistemi-pilotaggio-remoto
Deadline29 of November 2016, 12.30 (on-line), ore 13.00 (paper)

 

 

Organization

Compulsory attendance70%
AttendanceThe 336 teaching hours will be organized into 26 weeks between February and October 2016. During the first 16 weeks the lessons will be scheduled on Friday and Saturday (16 hours). The lessons of academic paths (80 hours) will be scheduled in the following 10 weeks. The activity will be completed by a stage to be implemented with the supervision of a master's professor at one of the Departments involved in the Master or at one of the institutions signing a training agreement with the Master.
Didactic typologiesLessons; Seminars; Stage
AssessmentUnique for lal the courses
Final testProject preparation (webgis, Geodatabase, GIS) and oral multimedia presentation
Other informationEach academic path will be activated with a minimum number of 6 participants, under the condition of 10 people to activate the Master.

The activity will be completed by a stage to be implemented with the supervision of a master's professor at one of the Departments involved in the Master or at one of the institutions signing a training agreement with the Master. As alternative to the stage it is possible to carry out a project Work to be agreed with the direction of the Master.
In agreement with FTO Remotefly, business partner of the master, people who have completed the master can access the "Pilot Course for RPAS (Remote Pilot Aircraft System)" with a 50% reduction in the frequency and the resulting discount on the price of the "Course for RPAS pilot".



Training activities

The Master is divided into 32 credits of common courses, 10 CFU for each academic path and 18 credits of stage. There are 336 hours of lectures, 714 hours of individual study, and 450 hours of stage for a total of 1,500 hours, corresponding to 60 credits.

Much of the teaching will be carried out in a computer room and / or laptops.

The Master takes the approach of learning in the situation, alternating lectures of teachers with practical examples and immediate experimentation. There will be excursions and survey activities on the field.


Common courses (32CFU)
From geography of complexity to GIScience: territories, places, landscapes and sustainability (2CFU)
From the topographic map to the physical landscape: interpretation of geomorphology (2CFU)
Biodiversity and ecosystem services in land planning (2CFU)
History of cartography and the use of historical maps in Geo-historical reconstruction (2CFU)
Between professional GPS and mobile GIS: survey and reference system for cartography (2CFU)
GIS: structure, functions and models for territorial vector data con QGIS (2CFU)
Raster analysis with ArcGis and QGIS-GRASS (2CFU)
Geo Database Open Source and geospatial data structures with Postgresql / PostGIS (2CFU)
WebGIS design and management (2CFU)
Remote sensing: data acquisition and geological applications (2CFU)
Remote sensing: applications in geomorphology and environmental management (2CFU)
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), law and criteria for operations (2CFU)
Unmanned Systems for territory and resource management (2CFU)
Cartography and GIS in Spatial Planning (2CFU)
Participatory GIS and methodologies for inclusive public decision making (4CFU)

 

Academic path courses (10CFU)
Path 1Path 2Path 3Path 4
Production and management of geo-informationGIScience for environmental conflict management and participation on public decision makingCartography and GIS for green infrastructuresGeoinformation and new technologies for sustainable agriculture

 

Stage or project work (18CFU)



Academic paths and career opportunities

Academic path"Production and management of geo-information"

Courses of the academic path
  • Digital terrain models and geomorphometry (2 CFU)
  • Digital photogrammetry and structure from motion (2 CFU)
  • Modern survey technology (2 CFU)
  • Information Modeling and Management (IMM) for buildings (BIM) and infrastructures (IIM) (2 CFU)
  • Geothematic cartography (2 CFU)
Career opportunitiesThe academic path "production and management of geo-information" prepares multipurpose professionals expert on evaluation and management of existing spatial information and in the planning of necessary actions to acquire new information by defining the most appropriate technologies (in particular the role of the Unmanned Systems) according to the needs of the organization. These GIScience professionals can find employment opportunities in the public sector, businesses and non-profit organization as: experts on spatial data valorisation; experts on design and management of spatial data infrastructure; experts at national and European level about the policies of territorial information under the INSPIRE Directive; GIS experts and managers; spatial analysts; experts and responsible of territorial databases; experts and manager of georeferenced marketing.

 

Academic Path "GIScience for environmental conflict management and participation on public decision making"

Courses of the academic path
  • Territories of citizens : geography and GIScience for the management of socio-environmental conflicts (3CFU)
  • Digital Earth, voluntary geography and mapping of ecosystem services (3CFU)
  • Mobility and Transport: quality of information and quality of decisions (2CFU)
  • Landscapes social and ecological networks (2CFU)
Career opportunitiesThe academic path "GIScience for environmental conflict management and participation in public decision making" prepares multipurpose professionals expert on management of inclusive decision-making processes and environmental conflicts in the framework of sustainable territorial citizenship implementing the Aarhus Convention and the European and national related policies. These GIScience professionals can find employment opportunities in the public sector, businesses and non-profit organization as experts on the use of mapping and GIS for visualization of scenarios related to complex territorial choices; experts on management of the crowdsourcing of information and geographical knowledge; GIS and inclusive mapping experts during EIA, SEA, and Assessment of Implications processes; experts on cartographic visualization in participatory processes and management of environmental conflicts.

 

Academic Path "Cartography and GIS for green infrastructures "

Courses of the academic path
  • Design of green infrastructure (2CFU)
  • Geoinformation and technologies for the description of animal movement (2CFU)
  • Mobility and Transport: quality of information and quality of decisions (2CFU)
  • Landscapes social and ecological networks (2CFU)
  • Geothematic cartography (2 CFU)
Career opportunitiesThe academic path on "Cartography and GIS for green infrastructures" prepares multipurpose professionals on design of green infrastructures (green and blue) in the framework of the European integrated policies for biodiversity conservation climate change. These GIScience professionals can find employment opportunities in the public sector, businesses and non-profit organization as experts on the use of cartography and GIS for the visualization of development scenarios, facilitating public debate on alternatives during processes of design and management of green / blue infrastructures; GIS experts on design of ecological networks and connections between protected areas; GIS experts on management of city parks and connections with the green infrastructure; GIS experts on design of land and river ecological corridors; GIS experts on road ecology.

 

Academic Path: " Geoinformation and new technologies for sustainable agriculture "

Courses of the academic path
  • Precision farming and unmanned systems (2CFU)
  • Remote sensing for plant phenomic analysis (2CFU)
  • Assessment of water and carbon budgets of crops through advanced remote sensing techniques and ground truth (2CFU)
  • Spatial statistics and geostatistics for sustainable agriculture (2CFU)
  • Geoinformation and technologies for the description of animal movement (2CFU)
Career opportunitiesThe academic path on "geoinformation and new technologies for sustainable agriculture" prepares multipurpose professionals expert in the treatment of geographical information and related technology for the improvement of the environmental performance of agriculture and the spread of sustainable agricultural practices. These GIScience professionals can find employment opportunities in public administrations, business, organizations, as experts on the appropriate tools for managing interactions between agriculture and ecosystems and the consolidation of sustainable farming practices with low use of external inputs and fossil fuels. Among the possible employment opportunities: GIS experts; spatial analysts; experts on interaction among agricultural.

 

 

Individual courses

The Master offers seven individual courses covering different areas within the GIScience, Remote Pilot Systems, integrated management of land and natural resources.


CoursesCFUHours of didacticN. Max of applicants
Biodiversity and ecosystem services in land planning2Lectures: 16
Individual study: 34
Total: 40
20
History of cartography and the use of historical maps in Geo-historical reconstruction2Lectures: 16
Individual study: 34
Total: 40
20
Participatory GIS and methodologies for inclusive public decision making4Lectures: 32
Individual study: 68
Total: 60
20
Information Modeling and Management (IMM) for buildings (BIM) and infrastructures (IIM)2Lectures: 16
Individual study: 34
Total: 40
20
Precision farming and unmanned systems2Lectures: 16
Individual study: 34
Total: 40
20
Territories of citizens : geography and GIScience for the management of socio-environmental conflicts3Lectures: 24
Individual study: 51
Total: 75
20
Digital Earth, voluntary geography and mapping of ecosystem services3Lectures: 24
Individual study: 51
Total: 75
20


In individual courses of the Master area available either for applicants holding the qualification required for admission to the Master, and applicants without the qualification. The qualification will determine the type of final certification for each attended course:

a) certification of exam with the indication of the CFU and synthetic course program for applicants holding the qualification required for the admission to the Master who have taken their profit checks (checks do not involve voting, but only a judgment about passing the examination eventually with merit or fail)

b) certificate of attendance for applicants without the qualification required for admission.

To register for individual courses see the University Website: http://www.unipd.it/corsi-singoli-nei-master