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Executive Masters in Geo-information production and Management

The Executive masters Programme is borne out of the need to reach the large communities of experts and professionals who would like to apply Geoinformation Technologies in their operations but do not have the opportunities to leave their jobs for formal academic programme at RECTAS. These crops of potential students are in different organizations, research and academic institutions with huge responsibilities that could not allow them to attend programme domiciled at RECTAS on a full time basis. The programme is a part time Programme (week-end Only).

Objectives

The objectives of the Executive Professional Masters (EPM) Course is to achieve competences in:

   » the use of integrated geo-information production technology (data acquisition, information extraction, information presentation, databases and spatial information systems.
   » the operational management of geo-information production systems (design, planning, execution and quality control
   » the evaluation of data sources, production systems and products/services performances
   » the application of geo-information science to diverse areas such as environment, agriculture and forestry, natural resources, etc.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

   » Contribute to the design and implementation of geo-information production systems and quality control systems in the following areas:
- design and use of integrated geo-information production systems for selected applications;
- analysis of information requirements and definition of products/services and system specifications;
- evaluation of data sources, production systems and products/services performances;
- identification of production constraints
- design and implementation of quality assurance/control systems.
   » Manage geoinformation production systems and be able to:
- communicate with users;
- plan, direct and control geoinformation production systems
- cost products and services
- report on results.

Mode of Teaching

The programme is a Part- Time programme with five learning sessions and one practical session per week as shown:


Day Session
Fridays Arrival :
Session 1: 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Saturdays Session 2: 8.00- 10.00 am
Session 3: 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Break: 12.00 - 1.00 pm
Session 4: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Practical Session 1: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Practical Session 2: 4.00 - 5.00 pm
Sundays Depature
Total Hours of Lecture over 18 months 576 Hours
Total Hours of Practical over 18 months 144 Hours
Total Contact periods 720 Hours

Methods of teaching

The method of delivery shall include Lectures, Seminars, Practical exercises, take home assignments, web based assignments, field work and excursions.

Course Fee


Items Cost ($) Cost (#)
Registration 100.00 15,000.00
Tuition
Hostel
Feeding
Others
Total 9,525.00 1,428,750.00

Target Group

The Executive Professional Masters Course (EPM) is intended for Upper and middlelevel Managers, Directors and other professionals from public and private organisations involved in the use and managing Geoinformation resources in any of the following areas:
   » survey and mapping.
   » applications of Geoinformation in cadastre, local authorities, utilities companies, natural resources surveys, environment, telecom and oil and gas sectors
   » academic and research programmes.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Professional Masters (PM) programme, applicants should have:
   » a minimum of first Degree (B.Sc. or equivalent) from a recognised university or institution in cognate disciplines such as Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Sciences with a minimum of one (1) year post qualification work experience in relevant disciplines or, in exceptional cases, a minimum of Upper Credit in Technologist Diploma (Higher National Diploma – HND) in cognate disciplines such as Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Sciences with a minimum of three (3) years post qualification work experience in relevant disciplines
   » In addition, candidates are expected to posses at least a pass in English Language and Credits in four other subjects which must include Mathematics, Physics (for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing specialisation), Geography (or Chemistry), Additional (Further) Mathematics, Biology, Agricultural Science, Technical Drawing and Commerce or Economics

Commencement And Duration

The Professional Masters Course commences on 1st September of every year with a duration period of 12 months.

Award of Diploma

At the end of the programme, successful participants will be awarded the Professional Masters in Geo-information Production and Management (indicating their areas of specialisation).