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College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UC Denver
 

Geomatics Engineering & Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Graduate programs at University of Colorado Denver


The Geomatics Engineering and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) graduate program at the University of Colorado Denver provides broad-based expertise and cutting-edge skills that span the growing geospatial field, and helps alleviate the shortage of well-educated geospatial professionals. 

The Geomatics and GIS program is intended for engineers and other geospatial, environmental and urban infrastructure professionals seeking skills in using and managing rapidly developing geospatial data technologies. All aspects of the program are administered through the Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

This unique program:

  • is designed for both working professionals and full-time students
  • is taught and directed by acclaimed industry professionals
  • enables students to complete a master's degree or graduate certificate entirely online though the use of Internet-based courseware and web-conferencing technologies

Students seeking an advanced degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at CU Denver have three options: 

  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Science
  • graduate certificate

NOTE: The Master of Science degree requires more undergraduate prerequisite courses in the areas of math, physics and engineering. Both the Master of Science and the Master of Engineering degrees are fully accredited.

Our Geomatics and GIS curriculum covers a wide range of geospatial principles. Students learn from industry professionals in areas of surveying, geodesy, mapping science and cartography, GNSS and GPS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, high-definition surveying, and relational GIS databases.

Our program prepares graduates for careers in industry and/or science. Students who complete the program have a comprehensive understanding in these disciplines, empowering them to advance their careers in geospatial engineering and analysisor to continue their research and further advance the science.

 Geomatics and GIS Program Requirements

Master of Engineering

The Master of Engineering in Geomatics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is designed for engineering and other environmental and urban infrastructure professionals who are seeking a multidisciplinary master's degree. The MEng requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering or a related field (math, natural science, information technology, computer science, or social science) from an accredited college or university.

The Master of Engineering requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, which includes nine courses and 3 credit hours for an advanced master's report.

Master of Science

The Master of Science in Geomatics and GIS is designed for engineers who are seeking a master's degree with a focus on GIS and civil engineering. The MS requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in engineering from an accredited college of university.

The Master of Science requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, which includes nine courses and 3 credit hours for an advanced master's report or master's thesis.

Graduate Certificate

Successful completion of four graduate GIS or geomatics courses taught by the CU Denver civil engineering department qualifies students for a graduate certificate in Geomatics and GIS. These courses may be taken without formal admission to the master's degree programs. However, all course prerequisites apply, and students must have a bachelor's degree.

PhD

For information about pursuing a PhD degree in Geomatics and GIS, please contact the Department of Civil Engineering, civilengineering@ucdenver.edu or 303-556-2871.

Prerequisites

All graduate students are expected to have completed the prerequisite requirements relevant to geomatics and GIS. Find a list of required prerequisites at engineering.ucdenver.edu/civil/prerequisites.

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 Courses

 Faculty

Faculty in Geomatics and GIS at CU Denver are leading researchers and practicing industry professionals familiar with the latest GIS techniques and practices.

Jeff Cozart, MBA, adjunct faculty member at CU Denver and at Metropolitan State University Denver in Aviation and Aerospace Sciences; CEO of Juniper Unmanned, Inc.

Jacek Grodecki, PhD in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, adjunct faculty member at CU Denver; Senior Director, Digital Globe, Inc.

Bruce Janson, PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Master of Engineering Program at CU Denver

Matthew Krusemark, MS from Saint Mary’s University, adjunct faculty member at CU Denver; Chief Technology Officer, Medallion, Inc.

Wesley Marshall, PE, PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Connecticut, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at CU Denver

Apostol Panayotov, PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, adjunct faculty member at CU Denver

Jan Van Sickle, PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, licensed professional land surveyor, adjunct faculty member at CU Denver and Metropolitan State University Denver

Scott Steigerwald, MS in Geography from State University of New York at Buffalo, adjunct faculty member at CU Denver; Principal Software Engineer, IHS

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 Contact

For additional information about the program, admission procedures or requirements, contact the Department of Civil Engineering at 303-556-2871 or civilengineering@ucdenver.edu


Department of Civil Engineering

University of Colorado Denver

Campus Box 113

P.O. Box 173364

Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

 

303-556-2871

civilengineering@ucdenver.edu

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