MS in Geospatial Systems Engineering

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 12,126

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
The Master of Science in Geospatial Systems Engineering will provide students with knowledge and skills focusing on the research, design, development, and use of technologies in geospatial surveying engineering.
The program builds upon the ABET accredited undergraduate Geographic Information Science program (GISc) and the existing geographic information science concentration in the master’s program in computer science. The program satisfies the regional, state and national need for master’s-level graduates in geospatial systems design and surveying engineering. Due to the diversity of geospatial applications in industry, the 36 credit hour program is purposely designed to offer breadth in the course work.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • August 2022

Entry requirements
Postgraduate

Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.50 Pre-Master’s Program
  • Up to 3 credits toward degree

Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 70 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 55
  • Pearson Versant 55-63
  • Duolingo 95
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.50 for Pre-Master’s Program
  • Up to 3 credits toward degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 110
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 3.0 for Direct Admission
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Students must chose from the following tracks:
• Track 1 Geosensing Systems and UAS for Geomatics
• Track 2 Geospatial Data Science and Analytics 
The student can chose either a project or a thesis option under their chosen track. 


1. Thesis Option
Graduate Project Research and Proposal (GSEN 5395) and Graduate Thesis (GSEN 5998) (Total 12 hours)
Thesis Option Track 1 or 2
Core Courses 12 sem. hrs. 
Electives (approved by faculty advisor) 12 sem. hrs. 
Graduate Research Design 3 sem. hrs. GSEN 5395
Graduate Thesis 9 sem. hrs. GSEN 5998
TOTAL THESIS HOURS: 36 

2. Project Option:
Project Option Track 1 or 2
Core Courses 12 sem. hrs. 
Electives (approved by faculty advisor) 18 sem. hrs. 
Graduate Research Design 3 sem. hrs. GSEN 5395
Graduate Creative Project 3 sem. hrs. GSEN 5993
TOTAL PROJECT HOURS: 36 

Required Core Courses
All Geospatial Systems Engineering Track 1, Geosensing Systems and UAS for Geomatics, students must complete the following Core Courses:
GSEN 6370 - UAS for Surveying and Mapping 
GSEN 6371 - Geopositioning Systems and Autonomous Navigation 
GSEN 6385 - Photogrammetric Engineering and Lidar Scanning 
GSEN 6386 - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis 
All Geospatial Systems Engineering Track 2, Geospatial Data Science and Analytics, students must complete the following Core Courses:
GSEN 6365 - Spatial Database Design 
GSEN 6367 - Geospatial Data Mining 
GSEN 6383 - Advanced Geospatial Analytics 
GSEN 6384 - Geospatial Visualization Design 

Elective Courses
Thesis option students must complete 12 semester hours and project option students must complete 18 semester hours from the courses listed below or from other interdisciplinary courses, as selected in consultation with their advisory committee, to provide a broad background in geospatial systems engineering or related fields:
Geospatial Systems Engineering Electives


Track 1: Geosensing Systems and UAS for Geomatics
• GSEN 6330 - Spatial Systems Science 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6355 - Geospatial Programming Techniques 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6356 - Programming for Geospatial Data Science 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6365 - Spatial Database Design 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6367 - Geospatial Data Mining 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6380 - Applied Geospatial Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6381 - Cadastral Information Systems Design 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6382 - Policy and Legal Aspects of Spatial information Systems 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6383 - Advanced Geospatial Analytics 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6384 - Geospatial Visualization Design 3 sem. hrs.


Track 2: Geospatial Data Science and Analytics
• GSEN 6330 - Spatial Systems Science 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6355 - Geospatial Programming Techniques 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6356 - Programming for Geospatial Data Science 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6370 - UAS for Surveying and Mapping 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6371 - Geopositioning Systems and Autonomous Navigation 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6380 - Applied Geospatial Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6381 - Cadastral Information Systems Design 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6382 - Policy and Legal Aspects of Spatial information Systems 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6385 - Photogrammetric Engineering and Lidar Scanning 3 sem. hrs.
• GSEN 6386 - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis 3 sem. hrs.

 

Postgraduate Program 

Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters) $12252 

Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester) $6126 

Direct Admission (2 semesters/9 credits each) Business: $11,759 Engineering/Computer Science: $12,126 

Estimated Room & Board $15,029 - $20,004

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