Bachelor’s degree programme 6.080101, Geodesy, Cartography, Land Management

Qualification awarded: 
Bachelor of Geodesy, Cartography, Land Management
Level of qualification : 
Bachelor
Specific admission requirements: 
None. The enrollment is carried out on the general grounds.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: 
None
Profile of the programme: 
The students of the field of Geodesy, Cartography, Land Management acquire the necessary knowledge to be grounded in geodesy, photogrammetry, land survey/administration, and geoinformation. The specialists in geodesy, cartography, and land survey are able to necessary knowledge in the sphere of topography, geodetic devices/apparatus, land cadastre, aerophotography works, technology of maps and plans drawing for different branches of economics. In the course of training, the students immediately participate in creation of different kinds of maps: cadastre and topographic plans and maps; they also create data bases for different geoinformational systems. Laboratory studies are conducted with the use of the last (most modern) geodetic, photogrammetric, and cartographic equipment and software; these are, first of all, electronic tacheometers, digital geodetic levels, digital photogrammetric stations, various GPS receivers/Global Bavigation Satelite receivers. During their practical training, the students carry out various field and office works, lean structures of geodetic enterprises, acquire habits concerning processing the geodetic measurement data, etc.
The total amount of the curriculum is 240 ECTS credits, including module of humanities and social subjects- 34 credits, module of fundamental, natural, and general economics 74 credits, module of professional and practical training — 99 credits.
Key learning outcomes: 

1. Subject area knowledge

  • Geodetic methods of measurement on the Earth surface.
  • Software application for solving professional problems.
  • Creation of geodetic bases (datum) for topographic survey.
  • Use of topographic surveys. Use of levelling.
  • Fundamentals of renovation of plan-cartographic materials by means of photogrammetric methods.
  • Methods of the use of geographical informational systems.
  • Design of land boundaries, land denationalization and privatization.
  • Methods of mathematical processing of geodetic measurements.
  • Preliminary comparative calculations of the results of measurements.
  • Use of tacheometric survey. Calculation of coordinates and altitudes of points.

2. Cognitive skills and habits from the subject

  • Ability to use professional-profiled knowledge and practical habits from fundamental subjects for carrying out geodetic works.
  • Ability to apply knowledge and habits for solving qualitative and quantitative problems.
  • Skills of calculation of spatial geodetic coordinates.
  • Ability to apply mathematical methods for geodetic measurements processing.
  • Habits concerning creation of geodetic-cartographic information.
  • Ability to estimate, interpret, and synthesize the information and data.
  • Skills of the application of methods and ways of plans and charts drawing.
  • Habits of processing the geo-spatial materials.

3. Practical skills

  • Habits of organization of field geodetic works.
  • Skills of loading and using the specialized software.
  • Habits of work with geodetic devices (apparatus).
  • Ability to apply methods of drawing topographic plans and charts.

4. General skills and comprehension

  • Ability to take into account main economic laws, ecological principles and to apply elements of sociocultural competence.
  • Skills in taking into account processes of sociopolitical history of Ukraine,legal principles and ethic norms in industrial and social activities.
  • Calculation habits.
  • Ability to apply knowledge in practice.
  • Ability to self- studying and to further professional development.
  • Habits of communication, including oral and written communication in Ukrainian and, at least, of one of widespread European languages.
  • Habits of interaction with other people, skills in work in teams.
  • Skills of self-organizing and effective time management.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples: 
The objects of the activity of Bachelor in Geodesy, cartography, and Land Management are the determination of the shape and the sizes of the Earth, creation of topographic and cadastre maps and plans; drawing up an inventory and sharing of lands; using informational systems.

Professional profile: Geodesy

Carrying out geodetic works for building and operating the structures. Conducting the complex of works under specialized mine surveying works and under hydrological explorations. Carrying out geodetic surveys by means of GPS methods. Conducting astronomic determination of time and coordinates of luminaries, as well as determination of the approximate coordinates of the asimuth of direction. Design of geodetic control networks.

Professional profile: Land Management and Cadastre

Carrying out registration of lands and keeping account of their amount and quality. Drawing up the land-cadastre inventry and zoning of territories of populated localities. Design of boundaries, denationalization and privatization of lands. Carrying out pecuniary estimation of lands. Keeping the land management works provided with legal and economic support. Planing and organization of land management works. Public control over the use and protection of lands.

Professional profile: Photogrammetry

Carrying out a complex of aero-survey works and primary processing and designing of aero-photomaterials. Design of phototriangulational works and their carrying out in digital photogrammetric stations. Design and mapping control tie-in of space- and aero-images under field conditions. Interpritation of aero- and space images under office and field conditions. Processing the materials of aero- and space photographing in order to draw topographic plans and maps.

Professional profile: Geoinformatic Systems and Technologies

Creation of topographic and thematic data bases in GTS. Digitizing the topographic and thematic information. Using an automated system for keeping state cadastre. Processing the measurements data obtained from information registers of electronic total stations (tacheometers) and those obtained by methods of Earth remote sensing with the use of automated systems.

Professional profile: Cartography

Determination of technological schemes and processes of preparing maps for printing; as well as application of processes of reproduction of shaded, semi-toned, and multi-coloured originals. Application of duplication processes in the technology of map printing in cartographic production with the use of editing computer systems of small number of printed copies. Calculation and drawing up cartographic grids. Making up thematic (including digital version) maps of administrative districts and regions. Printing, putting into shape maps and atlases, including those with the use of computers and plotters.
Access to further studies: 
The Bachelor in Geodesy, Cartography, Land Management can continue his/her training in a university in the second level of higher education (Master) in the speciality Cadastre and Land Management
Examination regulations, assessment and grading: 
Provisional Regulation on knowledge evaluation and recognition of student’s rating in the credite-module system of training.
Graduation requirements: 
Completed training curriculum amounting to 240 credits, successfully defensed Bachelor’s qualification work.
Mode of study: 
Full-time training
Programme director: 
Prof. Kornyliy Romanovych Tretiak , Doctor of technical sciences.