Geographic Science / Eolaíocht Gheografach

2019 CAO Points - 287

Minimum Number of

Subjects

Honours

6

2H5's

Minimum Grade in

Maths

Eng OR Irish

O4/H7

O6/H7

Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

Geographic science or geomatics is all about collecting, processing and managing locational (or spatial) information in order to produce maps, construction drawings and models. The professional responsible for this is a geomatics surveyor. They model, analyse and manage information gathered from many sources, using satellites, drones, laser scanners, aerial cameras and advanced surveying and computing.

This expertise opens up lots of exciting career opportunities at home and abroad.

This programme will educate you in the three fields of activity of geographic science: Spatial Data Provision (measuring the land), Geographic Information Science, and Land Management.

Spatial Data Provision involves collecting data relating to the Earth (spatial data). Instruments such as GPS receivers, terrestrial airborne (including drones) and spaceborne cameras and scanners, are used to collect data that is then processed to create digital maps and 3D models of our landscape for development, monitoring and planning.

Geographic Information Science (GIS) lets us visualise, question, analyse and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns and trends that enable better decisions about location to be made. This involves 3D modelling, computer visualisation, spatial analysis in GIS and delivery of the results and products (including location-based services) to the client.

Land Management deals with the four main land administration systems: Land Value for Taxation, Land Tenure for Ownership of Property, Land Use for Planning, and Land Development for Construction and Conservation.

An Advanced Entry option (an application to any year after Year 1) is available. All applications are made through the CAO.

Graduates from the programme are highly sought after at home and abroad by private companies and government agencies. The BSc (Hons) degree is accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES). Graduates can become professional members and chartered surveyors.

The expertise graduates acquire opens up exciting career opportunities in private industry and government agencies analysing and managing information from a range of technological sources.

 
  • Geodetic Surveying
  • Geo-Spatial Awareness
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Information Technology
  • Land Management
  • Professional Development
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Information Technology
  • Geodetic Surveying
  • Land Management
  • Geographic
  • Information Science
  • Remote Sensing – Mapping from the air
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Information Technology
  • Geodetic Surveying
  • Land Management
  • Remote Sensing – Mapping from the air
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Professional Development
  • Work Placement - a great opportunity to gain work experience in industry for a semester
  • Professional Development
  • Geodetic Surveying
  • Land Management
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Remote Sensing – Mapping from the air
  • Spatial Information Applications
  • Dissertation (individual research project)

 

TU Code

TU834

Level

Level 8

Award

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Duration

4 years

Number of Places

40

Location

City Centre: Bolton Street

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees