MASTER of GEOMATICS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

The University of British Columbia’s Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM) is an accelerated, 9-month, course-based master’s program that provides essential training in the use and application of geospatial tools used to plan, develop, manage, and evaluate programs to protect and regulate natural habitats and renewable natural resources. 

 
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TO SOLVE THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES, FIRST YOU NEED THE TOOLS TO UNDERSTAND THEM

The MGEM program is designed for passionate environmental stewards with an interest in emerging landscape ecology theories, geospatial technologies, computers, and coding who want to advance an existing geomatics career or transition into the field. This includes: 

  • Conservation practitioners and managers, foresters, and ecologists seeking advanced technical skills in geomatics 
  • Computer scientists and engineers looking for new fields to apply their skills 
  • Recent graduates with some quantitative training 

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Why choose the MGEM?

The use of geospatial data, tools, and technologies is crucial for making informed decisions that impact environmental management. This interdisciplinary professional degree program blends landscape ecology training and quantitative spatial skills development to prepare graduates to tackle pressing environmental issues across multiple sectors.

Is the MGEM program right for you?

Get hands-on experience
 Get hands-on experience. Apply geospatial data to real-world challenges in environmental management through labs, projects, and workshops.

Expand your professional toolkit
Gain expertise in geomatics technologies, methods, and tools grounded in emerging landscape ecology theories and principles.

Learn from the best in the field
Courses are taught by world-class faculty from UBC’s Faculty of Forestry, the UBC Sauder School of Business, and the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

Connect with people from around the world
UBC’s Faculty of Forestry welcomes outstanding students from over 40 countries.

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