Tailor made

Do you have an area of expertise and/or career path in mind that is not quite covered by the specializations as outlined by ITC? Not to worry, as you can also define your very own tailor-made specialization by making a personal selection from the courses on offer in the different specializations. An ITC team of mentor and research theme coordinator will be glad to help you compose an alternative integral programme of courses.

At the start of the Master’s programme you will identify and select four courses (7 credits each) to be added to the compulsory common and elective courses for the first year. Final approval of your course selection will be subject to proper motivation, consent to be given by the research theme coordinator, and feasibility in terms of course planning. 

For an overview of the different courses on offer please check the course information provided under the various specializations (also listed below).

Course overview

Tailor made specialization

Applied Remote Sensing for Earth Sciences

  • Data Analysis for Earth Sciences (7 credits)
  • Field measurements and Validation (7 credits)
  • Geological Remote Sensing (7 credits)
  • Spectral Geology (7 credits)


  • Acquisition and Exploration of Geospatial Data (7 credits)
  • Extraction, Analysis and Dissemination of Geospatial Data (7 credits)
  • Image Analysis (7 credits)
  • Integrated Geospatial Workflows (7 credits)
  • Scientific Geocomputing (7 credits)

Land Administration

  • Land Information Systems (LIS) and Models (7 credits)
  • Organizational Change and Innovative Services in Land Administration (7 credits)
  • "Responsible land Administration" (7 credits)
  • Spatial Data Techniques (7 credits)

Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Advanced Hazard Modelling (7 credits)
  • Hazard and Risk Studio (7 credits)
  • Introduction to Hazard and Risk (7 credits)
  • Natural Hazard Modelling (7 credits)
  • Data and Data Analytics for Natural Resources Management (7 credits)

Natural Resources Management

  • Data and data analytics for natural resources management (7 credits)
  • Issues and concepts for management of natural resources (7 credits)
  • Mapping and monitoring for natural resources management (7 credits)
  • Modelling causes and impacts of change in natural resources management (7 credits)

Urban Planning and Management

  • Introduction to Urban Planning & Management and the Sustainable City (7 credits)
  • Risk-Sensitive Urban Planning Studio (7 credits)
  • The Compact City (7 credits)
  • The Inclusive City and the Competitive City (7 credits)

Water Resources and Environmental Management

  • Hydrological and Environmental Monitoring (7 credits)
  • Introduction to Hydrological and Environmental Processes (7 credits)
  • Principles of Modelling for Water Resources and Environment (7 credits)
  • Satellite Retrievals for Water Resources (7 credits)
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