MASTERS IN REMOTE SENSING

General Information
                                                     Experimental Science
                                                     Technical Education
Academic Area:                                       Health Sciences
                                                     Social Science and Law
Organised by:                                   Faculty of Physics
Participating Universities:                     University of Valencia
Length of course:                               1,5 academic years. Possibility of part-time.

ECTS credits:                                   90
                                                In accordance with official rates pending publication.
                                                Indicative tuition fees: 29’87 €/credit
Taught at:                                      Faculty of Physics

Modes of Study:                                 On campus

Languages:                                      Spanish
Contact for administrative

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Constitutes the taught phase of
a Doctoral Programme:

Name of Doctoral Programme:                     Remote Sensing

Further Information on Doctoral       

Programme Description

Remote Sensing has multidisciplinary applications, and is therefore of interest to students from a range of educational
backgrounds. Many graduates need specialist training in order to approach their field of work from the global perspective that
remote sensing offers, and need specialised knowledge to analyse information arriving from the different platforms and
sensors in current and future use.

The Masters in Remote Sensing is targeted at these graduates, offering top level preparation for either research or
professional practice.

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The objective of the Masters is to provide the student with training in remote sensing. It will give grounding in the scientific
processes of collecting information from raw images provided by various sensors from diverse platforms, and enable students
to uncover useful information about our surroundings within broad fields of knowledge.

Specific Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are established by current legislation on access to Masters programmes, and according to evaluation
criteria established by the university. It will be assessed on an individual basis, taking into consideration the applicants’ CVs
and academic record and following global parameters.

Preference will be given to students holding degrees in physics or technical science, or ones that use remote sensing, such as
geography, or equivalent bachelor degrees from other countries, following accreditation with one of the above mentioned
ones, in accordance with current regulations.

Selection Criteria

The Masters Academic Coordinating Committee is in charge of admissions, and will take into consideration students’ CVs.

Selection criteria are as follows:
        Similarity of studies completed to the field of the Masters
        Average grade in academic record
        Further education in the field of the Masters
        Proficiency in English
        Work experience in similar areas

The Masters Academic Coordinating Commission will provide the appropriate support services, which will assess the need for
curricular adaptation or alternative studies for students with special educational needs due to disability.

 Career Opportunities

Society has a clear interest in scientific research carried out from data obtained from remote sensing, given the numerous
applications that results obtained from this research can have in diverse aspects of the environment. Remote sensing
provides information for thematic maps, and defines characteristics and parameters of interest relating to water, land,
farming and natural vegetation, supplying regular, updated information, aiding regular and long-term follow-up and helping
managers with decision-making in these areas. It provides a way to study non-accessible areas and with minimum field
It is used in agriculture, town planning, risk management, agricultural and environmental impact, environment and natural
risk, in public sector planning in diverse areas and in private companies focused on environmental consultancy or natural
resources. It also has its own sphere of interest in the fields of telecommunications and new sensor design.

The Masters in Remote Sensing can therefore provide professionals from a wide range of academic backgrounds with
specialisation that will greatly improve their career prospects.

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Study Programme in ECTS credits

         CODE                                               COURSE NAME         CREDITS

         2079                                           REMOTE SENSING            90

FIRST YEAR                                                                        60

CORE MODULES                                                                      60
         40134                 Fundamentals                                15
         40135                 Image Processing                            10
         40136                 Obtaining and Analysing Information         10
         40137                 The Atmosphere, Oceans and the Cryosphere   10
         40138                 The Biosphere                               15

SECOND YEAR                                                                       30

CORE MODULES                                                                      15
         40141                 Masters final project                       15

ELECTIVES                                                                         15
         40139                 Introduction to Research *                  15
         40140                 Work placement **                           15

* Academic/research pathway           ** Professional pathway

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