ECS Remote Sensing and Computer Science

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European Geosciences Union

Remote Sensing and Computer Science


Type of degree
Geosciences Information and Data Systems
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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The course is a full-time programme, taught over one year, and is divided into two parts over three semesters. In part one, you will establish a breadth of necessary skills in a number of core modules whilst directing your own study by choosing specialist modules, worth a total of 120 credits. In part two, you will apply your learning in the individual dissertation worth an additional 60 credits.

The Remote Sensing component will introduce you to a range of technologies (including radar, optical/hyperspectral sensing and LiDAR) in a breadth of application contexts (including climate change, human impacts on terrestrial ecosystems, glaciology, hydrology, forestry, coastal change, carbon cycle science and biodiversity). Within Computer Science, you will encounter an equally varied and engaging breadth of subjects, including robot navigation, planetary robotics, medical imaging and diagnosis, remote sensing and soft condensed matter visualisation.

Whatever your own previous experience or future aspiration, you will benefit from the marvellous integration of cutting-edge theory and practical application, across four world-class departments. In addition to this input, you will be encouraged to conduct your own reading of up-to-date articles on key aspects of Computer Science and remote sensing, and also to participate in relevant meetings and conferences, such as the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Annual Conference.