The geographic information systems (GIS) track is offered as a master of engineering (MEng) degree. Both of these degrees are directed to engineers and other environmental and urban infrastructure professionals seeking skills in using and managing these rapidly developing spatial data technologies.
The MEng-GIS degree is multidisciplinary involving civil engineering (environmental, geodesy and remote sensing, water resources, geotechnical and transportation), geography and environmental sciences (remote sensing, ecology, air quality, environmental impact assessment), urban and regional planning (spatial analysis, community development), information systems (data structures, database systems and software engineering), applied mathematics (probability and statistics, networks, simulation and optimization) and engineering management strategic planning, project management, policies).
The MEng-GIS degree program consists of nine courses (30 graduate semester hours), plus one course of an advanced applications project. The following courses are examples of GIS courses available online from spring 2008 through spring 2010 along with proposed courses. Visit the ISIS Search For Classes page for up-to-date information about available courses.
- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
- GIS Laboratory (two or more versions may be available)
- GIS Spatial Database Development
- GIS Analyses—Theory and Practice
- GIS Management and Policies
- GIS Relational Database Systems
- Advanced Remote Sensing
- Master’s Report
The GIS degrees can be earned entirely online and are taught using Internet-based courseware and Web-conferencing technologies. It is possible to participate in classes live from a distance as well as watch recorded lectures at any time.
For more information about the GIS program, contact Professor Bruce Janson at MEngGIS@ucdenver.edu.
For more information on the GIS program, download the GIS brochure.