Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management

The University of British Columbia’s Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM) is a new 9-month, course-based master’s program that provides the geospatial skills and landscape ecology context required to tackle pressing environmental issues.

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As an MGEM graduate you will be equipped to:

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The MGEM program is designed for those with a passion for environmental management and an interest in emerging landscape ecology theories and geospatial technologies. That includes:

  • Conservation practitioners and managers, foresters and ecologists seeking technical skills.
  • Computer scientists and engineers looking for new fields to apply their skills.
  • Recent graduates in forestry, geography, computer science, engineering, commerce, arts and other undergraduate degree programs, so long as they have some quantitative training.

MGEM graduates may go on to work in academia, consulting, industry, government, NGOs and the private sector.

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Why choose the MGEM?

This uniquely interdisciplinary program blends landscape ecology training and quantitative spatial skills development in a professional degree unlike any other in the world.

What will you learn?

As an MGEM candidate, you will spend nine months studying full-time on UBC’s Vancouver campus, beginning with a three-week intensive landscape ecology course in August.

The curriculum is a mix of theory and hands-on experience, including:

  • An intensive landscape ecology course on landscape and ecosystem modelling and core environmental management themes.
  • Analytical and quantitative courses in GIS, remote sensing and image processing, spatial statistics, spatial data analysis and programming.
  • A proof-of-concept project that demonstrates how quantitative spatial analysis could be used to solve an environmental issue.
  • Project management workshops to develop critical skills for working with researchers, educators and geospatial industry professionals.
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