Pursuant to Act 960 of August 14, 2014 on Universities (the University Act) with subsequent changes, the following curriculum for the Master’s program in Surveying, Planning and Land Management is stipulated. The program also follows the Framework Provisions and the Examination Policies and Procedures for the Faculty of Engineering and Science.
Commencement of this curriculum is 1. September 2015.
The Master's programme is organised in accordance with the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Ministerial Order no. 1520 of December 16, 2013 on Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes at Universities (the Ministerial Order of the Study Programmes) and Ministerial Order no. 670 of June 19, 2014 on University Examinations (the Examination Order) with subsequent changes. Further reference is made to Ministerial Order no. 1488 of December 16, 2013 (the Admission Order) and Ministerial Order no. 250 of March 15, 2007 (the Grading Scale Order) with subsequent changes.
The programme is offered in Copenhagen.
The Master’s programme falls under Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University.
The Master’s programme falls under Study Board of Planning, Geography and Surveying
The Master’s programme is associated with the external examiners corps on Surveying Programme
Admission to the Master’s program in Surveying, Planning and Land Management requires a Bachelor’s degree in Geography.
All international students applying to Aalborg University must document English language qualifications comparable to an ‘English B level’ in the Danish upper secondary school (minimum average grade 02).
Students with another Bachelor's degree, upon application to the Board of Studies, will be admitted after a specific academic assessment if the applicant is deemed to have comparable educational prerequisites. The University can stipulate requirements concerning conducting additional exams prior to the start of study.
The Master’s programme entitles the graduate to the Danish designation Cand.tech. i landinspektørvidenskab med specialisering i:
The English designation is Master of Science (MSc) in Technology (Surveying and Planning) with specialisation in:
The Master’s program is a 2-year, research-based, full-time study program. The program is set to 120 ECTS credits.
The Study Board can approve successfully completed (passed) programme elements from other Master’s programmes in lieu of programme elements in this programme (credit transfer). The Study Board can also approve successfully completed (passed) programme elements from another Danish programme or a programme outside of Denmark at the same level in lieu of programme elements within this curriculum. Decisions on credit transfer are made by the Study Board based on an academic assessment. See the Joint Programme Regulations for the rules on credit transfer.
In exceptional circumstances, the Study Board study can grant exemption from those parts of the curriculum that are not stipulated by law or ministerial order. Exemption regarding an examination applies to the immediate examination.
The rules for examinations are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures published by the faculty on their website.
In the assessment of all written work, regardless of the language it is written in, weight is also given to the student's formulation and spelling ability, in addition to the academic content. Orthographic and grammatical correctness as well as stylistic proficiency are taken as a basis for the evaluation of language performance. Language performance must always be included as an independent dimension of the total evaluation. However, no examination can be assessed as ‘Pass’ on the basis of good language performance alone; similarly, an examination normally cannot be assessed as ‘Fail’ on the basis of poor language performance alone.
The Study Board can grant exemption from this in special cases (e.g., dyslexia or a native language other than Danish).
The Master’s Thesis must include an English summary (or another foreign language: French, Spanish or German upon approval by the Study Board). If the project is written in English, the summary must be in Danish (The Study Board can grant exemption from this). The summary must be at least 1 page and not more than 2 pages (this is not included in any fixed minimum and maximum number of pages per student). The summary is included in the evaluation of the project as a whole.
It is assumed that the student can read academic texts in modern Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English and use reference works, etc., in other European languages.
The following competence profile will appear on the diploma:
A Candidatus graduate has the following competency profile:
A Candidatus graduate has competencies that have been acquired via a course of study that has taken place in a research environment.
A Candidatus graduate is qualified for employment on the labour market based on his or her academic discipline as well as for further research (PhD programmes). A Candidatus graduate has, compared to a Bachelor, developed his or her academic knowledge and independence so as to be able to apply scientific theory and method on an independent basis within both an academic and a professional context.
Competence profile of the Master’s program (cand.tech.) with specialisation in Geoinformatics
The graduate of the Master’s program:
The program is structured in modules and organized as a problem-based study. A module is a program element or a group of program elements, which aims to give students a set of professional skills within a fixed time frame specified in ECTS credits, and concluding with one or more examinations within specific exam periods that are defined in the curriculum.
The program is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organized based on the following work and evaluation methods that combine skills and reflection:
By prior agreement with the study board, it is possible for students to attend modules offered at other relevant master programmes.
Completion of the Master’s program
The Master’s program must be completed no later than four years after it was begun.
Specialisation in Geoinformatics
Overview of the program
All modules are assessed through individual grading according to the 7-point scale or Pass/Fail. All modules are assessed by external examination (external grading) or internal examination (internal grading or by assessment by the supervisor only).
Offered as: 1-professional
|Study programme: Surveying, Planning and Land Management|
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation method||Assessment method|
|GI Technology and Information Systems||Project||20||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Geospatial Information Technology||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Land Governance and Geographic Information in a Societal Context||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Active participation and/or written assignment|
|GI – Integration, Applications and Society||Project||20||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Geocomputation and Spatial Analytics||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Geovisualisation||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Professional Development||Project||30||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Master’s Thesis||Project||30||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
Modules are described in section 3.4 and 3.4.2
The current version of the curriculum is published on the Board of Studies’ website, including more detailed information about the program, including exams.
The curriculum is approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science and enters into force as of 1th of September 2015.
Students who wish to complete their studies under the previous curriculum from 2011 must conclude their education by the summer examination period 2016 at the latest, since examinations under the previous curriculum are not offered after this time.
In accordance with the Framework Provisions for the Faculty of Engineering and Science at Aalborg University, the curriculum must be revised no later than 5 years after its entry into force.
Minor editorial changes have been been in connection with with digitalisation of the curriculum.