2nd  Cycle: Geodesy and Geoinformation

The basic goal of the second cycle master study programme Geodesy and Geoinformation is to educate experts capable of analytical and synthetic thinking, creative, critical, efficient and constructive solving of complex research and development problems and project-applied tasks in the fields of geodesy and geoinformation. The program ensures interdisciplinary integration of the experts and at the same time it provides excellent foundation for further studies at the third cycle of any natural science and technical programmes. At the same time it enables students to obtain a license of Responsible Surveyor by the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers. The study programme provides students comparability of educational attainment also in an international context.

 

places for master study programme Geodesy and Geoinformation (MA)

Basic goals of the study programme

The basic goal of the second cycle master study programme Geodesy and Geoinformation is to educate experts capable of analytical and synthetic thinking, creative, critical, efficient and constructive solving of complex research and development problems and project-applied tasks in the fields of geodesy and geoinformation. The program ensures interdisciplinary integration of the experts and at the same time it provides excellent foundation for further studies at the third cycle of any natural science and technical programmes. At the same time it enables students to obtain a license of Responsible Surveyor by the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers. The study programme provides students comparability of educational attainment also in an international context.

General competences

General competences acquired by the graduates of the master’s study programme Geodesy and Geoinformation are:

  • generally well-informed experts, knowledge about academic areas and scientific work methods,
  • critical reading and understanding of texts, independent upgrading of knowledge and search for sources,
  • ability to transfer and use theoretic knowledge in practice,
  • development of high professional and ethical standards and professional, environmental and social responsibility,
  • development of scientific literacy, skills of public appearance and communication with clients, transfer and presentation of knowledge and results,
  • ability to use domestic and foreign professional language in written and oral communication, communications in international and national scientific circles,
  • ability to use and develop geo-information technology,
  • capacity to manage professional processes in the surveying companies, public services or agencies in the fields of geodesy or spatial planning.

Course-specific competences acquired with the programme

With the second cycle master’s study programme Geodesy and Geoinformation the graduate acquires mainly the following course-specific competences:

  • independently solves all kinds of professional and development tasks in the fields of geodesy and geoinformation,
  • understands, applies and develops modern surveying methodologies and technology and is able to upgrade it,
  • plans, organizes, manages and carries out surveying tasks for the establishment, maintenance and restoration of the basic geodetic reference system,
  • plans, organizes, executes or leads geodetic works:
    – in the land surveying,
    – in the construction of all types of buildings or generally in all types of infrastructural development in the physical environment,
    – in the procedures of cadastral regulation and registration of real estate,
    – in the fields of topography and cartography,
    – in the fields of photogrammetry and remote sensing,
    – at the establishment, maintenance and upgrading of geographic, cartographic and land information systems
  • participates in the preparation of spatial planning documents and
  • knows the legal, administrative and economic system, important for the surveyor.
Conditions for enrolment and selection criteria when enrolment is restricted

The second cycle master’ study programme Geodesy and Geoinformation is according to Articles 38a, 38b
and 41 of the Higher Education Act and according to Article 115 of the Statute of UL available to the
graduates from:

  1. first cycle University study programme Geodesy and Geoinformation;
  2. first cycle higher education professional study Technical Real Estate Management, who pass differential exams from the first cycle University study Geodesy and Geoinformation: Mathematics 2, Physics and Geodesy, totalling 20 credit points; the differential exams may be selected as elective courses during the first cycle study or in additional bridging year;
  3. higher education professional study of geodesy before the introduction of Bologna programmes;
  4. first cycle university study of other studies; the candidates shall finish additional individual bridging programme consisting of 10 to 60 ECTS. The obligations shall be defined according to the level of deviation of the basic area and the candidates may comply with the demands during the first cycle study or by passing exams before the enrolment to the master study.
  5. first cycle higher education professional study of other related programmes (technical and geosciences); the candidates shall finish additional individual bridging programme consisting of 10 to 60 ECTS. The obligations shall be defined according to the level of deviation of the basic area and the candidates may comply with the demands during the first cycle study or by passing exams before the enrolment to the master study.
  6. other related (technical and geo sciences) higher educational professional studies before the introduction of the Bologna programmes; the candidates shall finish additional individual bridging programme consisting of 10 to 60 ECTS. The obligations shall be defined according to the level of deviation of the basic area and the candidates may comply with the demands during the first cycle study or by passing exams before the enrolment to the master study.

Obligations of the individual bridging programme shall be defined by the Study Board of the Department of Geodetic Engineering according to the missing knowledge of the candidate as obtained in previous education. The same is valid for the enrolment of students from other higher education institutions in Slovenia, EU and elsewhere. Considered is also knowledge from practical work, however not more than up to 40% of obligations.

In case of restricted enrolment the following conditions shall be considered: grade obtained in the first cycle study (100%).

The number of places is determined in the Call for enrolment into second cycle study programmes of the University of Ljubljana individually for each academic year.

Criteria for recognising knowledge and skills acquired before enrolment in the programme

The student can be acknowledged the knowledge that matches the contents and scope of the study in the programme Geodesy and Geoinformation. The Study Board of the Department of Geodetic Engineering UL FGG takes decisions regarding the acknowledgement of knowledge and skills acquired before the enrolment, based on the student’s written application, the enclosed certificates and other documents evidencing the successfully acquired knowledge and contents of this knowledge, and in accordance with the Rules on the procedure and criteria for the acknowledgement of informally acquired knowledge and skills, adopted on 29 May 2007 at the 15th meeting of the UL Senate

For the acknowledgement of knowledge and skills the following shall be considered:

  • certificates and other documents evidencing finished courses and other forms of education,
  • evaluation of finished products, services, publications and other original works of the student,
  • evaluation of knowledge acquired by the student based on self-education or learning from experiences (possibility of completing study obligations without participation at lectures, practical work, seminars),
  • adequate work experiences.

Shall the Study Board of the department establish that the acquired knowledge may be acknowledged, this shall be evaluated with the same number of points according to ECTS as the number of points in the subject.

The intake numbers shall be defined with a Call for enrolment to 2nd cycle master study programmes at the University of Ljubljana for each academic year separately.

Conditions for progression through the programme

Conditions for the progression from one year to another

The student may enrol to subsequent year, if they complete by the end of the study year all the obligations foreseen by the study plan, amounting to at least 45 ECTS.

Exceptionally the student may enrol to subsequent year if they have not completed all their obligations defined by the study programme as the condition to enrol to higher year, if they have justifiable reasons as defined by Article 153 of the Statute of UL (maternity, longer disease, exceptional family and social circumstances, certified status of a person with special needs, active cooperation at top expert, cultural and sports events, active cooperation in the bodies of the University).

Under the conditions from the above paragraph the student may enrol to subsequent year with at least 30 ECTS points collected. The Study Board of the Department of Geodetic Engineering of UL FGG adopts the decisions about the enrolment from the above paragraph.

Students with above average study results will be allowed faster advancement. Based on the student’s application and justified opinion of the Study Board of UL FGG the final decision about such advancement is adopted by the Senate of UL FGG. With its decree the principles of faster progress shall be defined.

Conditions for repeated enrolment in the same year

Failing to meet all the obligations defined by the study program for the advancement in the subsequent year, students may enroll in the same year for the second time, provided that they have obtained at least 30 credit points according to ECTS.

Requirements for completion of the study

Students finish the study by accomplishing all the prescribed obligations totalling 120 points according to ECTS, including practical training and submission and defence of the Master thesis.

According to the Professional and Academic Titles Act the graduate is awarded with the title:
magister inženir geodezije in geoinformatike, abbreviated as mag. inž. geod. geoinf., level 7. In compliance with the Professional and Academic Titles Act (Official Gazette No. 61/2006) professional and scientific titles as well as titles acquired by education shall not be translated to foreign languages. However, as reference only, the title acquired according corresponds to the Master Engineer of Geodesy and Geoinformation.

Transfers between study programmes

Transfer between programmes shall mean termination of education in the student’s original study programme (first programme) and continuation of education in the second cycle master study programme of Geodesy and Geoinformation (second programme), in which a part of the completed study requirements from the first study programme are recognised as completed.

Transfers are possible from the second cycle study programmes, and until their expiration also from the undergraduate academic study programmes adopted after June 11 2004, where the competences of the finished studies are comparable and according to the acknowledgement criteria at least half of the obligations according to ECTS from the first study programme related to compulsory courses of the second study programme can be acknowledged. Considering the scope of acknowledged obligations from the first study programme in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad student may enrol to the same or higher year in the second study programme. Transferring students shall fulfil the conditions for the enrolment to the second study programme.

Applications of candidates for the transfer to the second cycle master study programme Geodesy and Geoinformation and the scope of acknowledged obligations in the study programme will be examined individually by the Study Board of the Department of Geodetic Engineering. If in the procedure of acknowledging obligations for the purpose of transfer the candidate is approved at least the amount of credit points and those point that are required for the enrolment to a higher year of the second cycle master study programme Geodesy and Geoinformation, the candidate may enrol to the higher year of the second cycle master study programme Geodesy and Geoinformation.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge is examined and evaluated in individual courses. Accordingly, the teaching process in each course finishes with the examination of knowledge and acquired skills. The forms of knowledge testing (oral or written examinations, preliminary examinations, seminar works, work logs, practical assignments, projects, portfolios, peer evaluation) are defined in the study plans of individual courses. General rules of knowledge testing are regulated by the Rules on testing and evaluation of knowledge at UL, FGG, adopted by the Senate of FGG. The details are defined by the Study Regulations.

The student receives a single grade of the exam, consisting of foreseen required obligations in each course. Each obligation shall be evaluated with a positive grade.

Knowledge from lectures, tested based on written or oral examinations, seminars, home projects, etc., amounts up to 30 % of the total grade.

Knowledge from seminars, seminar works, laboratory works and field works as well as any other knowledge may be tested with written or oral exams, seminars, home projects, homework and similar, and such testing amounts to at least 70 % of the total grade.

According to the Statute of the University of Ljubljana the following grading scale is used:
10 – (91–100 %: excellent: exceptional results with negligible mistakes),
9 – (81–90 %: very good: above average knowledge with few mistakes),
8 – (71–80 %: very good: sound outcomes),
7 – (61–70 %: good: good knowledge, but with significant shortcomings)
6 – (51–60 %: sufficient: performance meets the minimum criteria),
5 to 1 – (50 % and less: unsatisfactory: performance does not meet minimum criteria).

The candidate's performance is considered successful for grades from satisfactory (6) to excellent (10).

Syllabus – Geodesy and Geoinformation (MA) – 2nd Cycle

Valid for students that enroll in the 1st year from academic year 2017/18 on.

1st Year

1st semester
Course Contact hours ECTS**
Mathematics III 75 5
Geodetic Measuring Systems 120 8
Geoinformatics II 60 4
Adjustment computations III 60 4
Urban Planning 60 4
Satellite Geodesy and Navigation 75 5
2nd semester
Course Contact hours ECTS**
Physical Geodesy 60 4
Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry II 120 8
Spatial Data Analyses 60 4
Multimedia Cartography 105 7
Elective course I (FGG or external) 105 7

2nd Year

3. semester
Course Contact hours ECTS**
Engineering Surveying II 90 6
Spatial Statistics 60 4
Elective courses II (FGG or external) 180 12
Land consolidation and rearrangement 60 4
Mass Real Estate Valuation 60 4
4. semester
Predmet Kontaktne ure ECTS**
Projektna naloga 150 20
Magistrsko delo 300 10

IZBIRNI PREDMETI

Course Contact hours ECTS**
Physical Education 45 3
Field Project Work 60 4
Selected Chapters from Spatial Planning 90 6
Geoinformatics III 60 4
Selected Chapters from Cartography 45 3
Close-Range Photogrammetry 45 3
Geophysics 45 3
Optimisation of Geodetic Technical Tasks 60 4

I like the study very much, since it is strongly connected to the current situation of geodesy in practice. The communication between students and teachers at the master level is more relaxed. As students we are closely connected also outside the Faculty, we help each other, especially by exchanging study materials and other information.

Martina Rakuša, 1st year GIG MA

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