January 5, 2015


MscSchool    PhdSchool

Master Programme

Geographic Information Systems

Curricula   |   Courses details

GIS Master programme has started in 2009 and is accredited by The Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. It is conducted within the Department of Geography, West University of Timisoara, a department with national tradition in this field, where Geoinformatics and Geographical Information Systems are taught since 1992 and 1995 respectively.

This extremely attractive master programme is not only for graduates of geography, but also for all those who aspire to a career in GIS, including those working in areas using geographical information. Master students have a very good endowment, using modern computing laboratories and next-generation software.

At this master programme we have teachers and researchers from our Department of Geography and Department of Informatics, plus external collaborators from Center for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS) of University of Salzburg, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), University of Bucharest and ESRI Romania.

The courses from the curriculum, comprehensive and balanced, can be grouped as follows: courses offering basic and advanced concepts, conceptual, theoretical and practical aspects of GIS and remote sensing; computer-related courses (programming and database management systems); courses which aim at the use of geospatial technologies and advanced methods such as object-based image analysis (OBIA) and courses aimingto apply GIS in different geographical problems and areas and geovisualization of spatial data.

Doctoral School

GIS & Remote Sensing, under the supervision of dr. Lucian Dragut

In 2014, dr. Lucian Dragut has received its habilitation and the right to supervise PhD students. Since october 2014, the first two PhD students enrolled this hard, long-short and promising stage of becoming young researchers.

PhD degree represents the third step and the last one of scientific, professional and personal development. After a successful completion of the doctoral school, the candidate is awarded with a diploma of PhD in Geography. Their training and development is done under a close supervision and consists of individual research on a chosen topic, related to remote sensing and GIS.