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Start date: Oct 15, 2014, End date: Oct 14, 2019 PROJECT  FINISHED 

REFERENCE: 553659-EPP-1-2014-1-DE-EPPKA1-JMD-MOB_CARTOTITLE: Cartography Master of Science, CARTOObjectiveThe Cartography Master of Science (CARTO) aims to provide qualifications to give students access to professions in the area of cartography research, map publishing, Internet mapping and geographic information systems (GIS).Course durationTwo years (120 ECTS credits).Brief descriptionOver four semesters, the students attend four universities. The first semester occurs at TU München in Germany. The second semester takes place at TU Wien in Austria. During the third semester students study at TU Dresden in Germany. The fourth semester takes place at the University of Twente in The Netherlands, where students prepare their master's thesis. The partner universities jointly contribute with teaching modules that are reasonably integrated into a consecutive curriculum. The curriculum incorporates and highlights the methods and applications in spatial data modelling, analysis and in particular visualization of geographic information. Between the second and third semester students can additionally choose to attend an internship offered by associated programme partners (eminent European companies or research institutions). Students are supposed to be trained to take part in research projects and aim for continuation of their studies at a PhD degree level. Career prospectsAs the only truly international Master of Science in Cartography in Europe gathering a very high concentration of scientific competence in cartography, this programme sets innovative standards in the international cartography education and research. With its unique curriculum, the master's programme is an innovative approach that provides excellent job opportunities. The qualification M.Sc. in Cartography opens up professional prospects at a national or international level in the public or private sector as well as in the scientific field. Degree holders can work for example in governmental agencies, for map and atlas publishers or for companies dealing with GIS or navigation systems. Furthermore, the M.Sc. degree qualifies for PhD programmes. The cooperation of the four universities intends to give graduates an access to an international research network and an optimal start to a scientific career.An international experienceThe composition is a complementary approach of the partners’ different research and educational profiles in an area where each partner is a leader in their own country and recognized internationally. All the courses are taught in English and an introduction to German and Dutch culture and language is given to the students. The programme has an intake of between 15 and 20 international students per year.Highlights of the programme are well reputable international scientists contributing with guest lectures, attractive excursions to research institutions and eminent cartographic companies and an introduction seminar held in the Bavarian Alps at the beginning of the programme.DiplomaThe qualification finally awarded to the students is the joint degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Cartography issued by TUM, TUW, TUD and UT together.Website
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