Within the elective subjects, students can optionally bundle together 12 ECTS under a coherent topic to demonstrate their individual specialisation within a specific field of Geoinformatics. While students are encouraged to propose their own topic for the specialisation, there are currently two specialisations offered:

Application Development

This specialisation is open for UNIGIS MSc and UNIGIS professional students, who want to foster their competence in the development of spatial applications.

With the specialisation students will gain competency in the following fields:

  • Web-mapping with Java Script
  • Writing Python apps in QGIS
  • Building agent-based simulation models

GIS for the Environment

With the specialisation students will gain competency in the following fields:

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Spatial simulation of complex ecological systems
  • Earth observation for sustainable development

The specialisation on “GIS for the Environment” welcomes UNIGIS MSc and UNIGIS professional students.