Cartography and Geoinformatics

05.03.03In english and russian

Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Programme description
  • Students of the programme in Cartography and Geoinformatics receive knowledge in the field of cartography, geoinformatics, aerospace methods, and geodesy. 
  • The programme provides a broad fundamental university education. The curriculum includes general professional disciplines in the field of Earth sciences, as well as disciplines concerning: cartographic and geodesic, geoinformational, legal and economic support; and cartographic and geoinformational activities. The programme offers a wide range of elective courses.
  • Students prepare for professional activities during their practical training and internships using advanced technologies on modern equipment. They are also involved in projects implemented in partner organisations. The programme also includes a system of lecture courses, seminars, and workshops that integrate domestic and world achievements in these areas.
  • The programme is designed to train multi-skilled specialists in cartography, geoinformatics, aerospace methods and geodesy. They will have professional, general scientific and general cultural skills sets. Graduates of the programme will be able to perform job functions in accordance with professional standards in the field of cartography, geoinformatics, aerospace methods and geodesy. 
  • The professional activities of graduates who have mastered the bachelor’s programme include work in both public and private organisations involved in cartography, geoinformatics, geodesy and aerospace remote sensing of the Earth's surface or those that use these technologies in their activities.
Main courses
  • Geodetic Map Basics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Map Study
  • Mathematical Cartography
  • Mathematical Treatment of Geodetic Measurements
  • General Geographical Mapping
  • Fundamentals of Thematic Mapping
  • Programming of Cartographic-Geodetic Problems
  • Development of Geographical Information Systems
  • Photogrammetry
Our advantages
  • The programme provides a broad fundamental university education. The curriculum includes general professional disciplines in the field of Earth sciences, as well as disciplines concerning: cartographic and geodesic, geoinformation, legal and economic support; and cartographic and geoinformation activities. The programme offers a wide range of elective courses. It also includes a system of lecture courses, seminars, and workshops that integrate domestic and world achievements in these areas.
  • Graduates of the bachelor’s programmes speak English at a level of proficiency comparable to the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • The academic programme has been designed taking into account professional standards and the views of employers.
  • The programme is unique in that it provides a broad education, which is achieved through a range of courses in different disciplinary areas. A disciplinary field is a subject field that includes one or more academic disciplines that are aimed at developing in students a certain set of competencies including interdisciplinary ones.
International relations

Students can use the opportunity to take part in various student exchange programmes within the framework of international agreements of St Petersburg University and international academic mobility programmes:

  • Campus Europae
  • Eranet-Mundus
  • innishRussian Cross-Border University (CBU)
  • Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher Exchange Programme (FIRST)

They can also take advantage of international scholarships and grants (POSCO Russia Fellowship, Fulbright, etc.).

Also, the programme has close professional contacts with colleagues from:

  • University of Texas and the University of Northern Iowa (the USA) 
  • Technical University of Munich (Germany) 
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong (China)
  • University of Helsinki (Finland)
Career opportunities

Key positions

  • Management systems analyst in a company
  • Surveyor (aerial photography)
  • Surveyor
  • Cartographer and topographer
  • Engineer
  • Researcher of natural resources (aerospace photography)
  • Map compiler
  • Programmer
  • Applications programmer
  • Multimedia and web applications developer
  • Systems analyst
  • Specialist in geographical cartography and geoinformatics
  • Map editor
Accreditation

The programme is internationally accredited by the Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance and Career Development (AKKORK), the Certificate dated 30 May 2018.

The programmed has professional and public accreditation from the Association of Geological Organisations, Certificate No 005 dated 23 May 2018.