Are you going to develop an interactive game to teach children about the consequences of climate change, or design an app that calculates the shortest route to a charging station for electric cars? These are a couple of examples of what you can expect to be doing in the higher professional education (HBO) Applied Geo-Information Science course. This HBO course puts you in a position to provide insight into spatial issues related to current topics, such as urbanisation, flooding and biodiversity, by analysing and monitoring geographical and other data, among other things. You use this method to convert data into information, and you develop tools like apps, infographics, dashboards and other online and offline applications that help users find answers to current social issues. In other words, you help improve our world.
At Applied Geo-Information Science, you’ll explore the world of virtual and augmented reality for four years. You will be performing data analysis and data visualisation, for instance in infographics. And you will be taught a solid dose of geography. You will learn how to design information about place and time in an enticing and creative way, using new media such as smartphones, tablets and apps. You can do so for instance in the Geo Lab, where you will be working with the latest hardware and software on spatial solutions.
International students can apply for the Dutch-taught programmes if they have completed at least 6 years of secondary school and their diploma is an equivalent of the Dutch HAVO diploma. Once we have received your application, the level of your high school diploma will be evaluated by the International Office and the study advisor of the programme of your choice.
All students who are not Dutch native speakers need to submit proof of their language skills before they can be admitted to a Dutch-taught programme.
What could be your job after finishing Applied Geo-Information Science? For example:
Besides the jobs mentioned above, students and professionals are involved in a field of expertise which is still being developed. It could be that because of that new demand and positions arise. These new positions are in the future and therefore still unknown, but are most definite within reach of Applied Geo-Information Science students.
Where could you work? For example: