FACULTY OF information technology
Geoinformatics is a science and technology which develops and uses information science infrastructure to address the problems of the Earth Systems and related branches of engineering, ICT and other inter-related field of studies. Geoinformatics is a multitude of disciplines, namely, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, global navigation satellite systems/global positioning systems (GNSS/GPS), and internet/web programming.
How can the FoGIS contribute to a student's quality of life at FutureU?
The FoGIS has a well-qualified faculty to teach a well-balanced course program structured to improve a student's quality of life at FutureU. The key features of the program include the following strategies and services: Students will be provided with 24/7 internet facility to facilitate e-learning; Students have ample time in GIS/ RS lectures, field work and laboratories with adequate GIS and RS software and hardware, up-to-date textbooks, manuals, laboratory exercises, and workbook to learn geoinformatics methodologies. They gain experience with various applications and research activities, as well as on-the- job training during scientific trips, both local and foreign; Students will also be involved in various UN space science education initiatives, the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE), as well as a local space science association among students at FutureU;
Why GIS is Important for Students
As an emerging field, demand for personnel qualified in Geoinformatics is enormous. Students who graduate with a FutureU GIS degree have career opportunities in development sectors with government and private organizations, with consultancy firms, starting a small enterprise, doing further research or training and teaching others. Our mission is to produce market-ready graduates in the field of Geoinformatics , ready to work for sustainable development and with the skills to be effective.
The B.S. GIS is a 10-semester degree course which integrates the ICT-based, state-of-the-art principles of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, GNSS/GPS, web/internet mapping techniques and its wide, realworld applications to Earth systems, environmental, natural resources, and socio-economic developments in industrial and developing regions. Such BSGIS course consists of well-balanced lecture, practical, tutorial computer and field hands-on of geoinformatics software and hardware to increase technical knowledge and geospatial thinking.
|Subjects||Total Credit Hrs.|
|Computer Science Courses||24|
|Natural Science Courses||9|
|GIS and Remote Sensing||102|