Programme structure

Why on Earth Spatial Engineering?

Why a Spatial Engineering programme?

The solutions for large-scale, spatial problems takes more than technical expertise. Think, for example, of the distribution of limited natural resources, water, energy or food security, catastrophic consequences of natural and man-made disasters, or the unplanned development of mega cities.  In the Master’s programme Spatial Engineering you will learn to

  • design and analyze scenarios;
  • anticipate wider spatial implications in terms of environmental impact, economy and society;
  • work with a range of software platforms that combine data from various sources, from crowd sourcing to satellite imagery;
  • develop integrated approaches and solutions that help stakeholders to meet their goals.

With an degree in Spatial Engineering, you will be an engineering professional with a helicopter view and an expert in spatial information science. Key words in this Master’s programme are GIS and remote sensing.

The societal context

This programme will equip you to be an expert who is aware of local and societal contexts, and able to cooperate and communicate with experts representing other disciplines. As a spatial engineer, you will also be able to work in close relation with stakeholders; not only in the early stages of a project, but throughout and long after the process, too. Creating awareness is a vital element: in specific local circumstances simply introducing a different way of thinking and planning can be part of a solution.

Why Spatial Engineering at the University of Twente?

The Master’s programme Spatial Engineering will be coordinated by our Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). With its excellence in spatial information science and solid understanding of developing world issues around the globe, ITC is a perfect match with the overall expertise we have at the University of Twente in fields like civil and geo-engineering, computer science, geo-information science, and public administration.

Thanks to ITC’s international network and the international setting of the University of Twente, we can offer both national and foreign students an attractive studying environment that is unique in the Netherlands.

Right for me?

Do you have a strong affinity with technology and systems and are you are inspired by large-scale, complex challenges? Are you a creative thinker willing and able to look beyond the obvious solutions? Are you eager to engage with what is happening in the world and to use your skills to make our planet more sustainable? If so, the Master’s programme in Spatial Engineering at the University of Twente may be just up your street.

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