Geo-information Science

Management of the urban environment increasingly requires reliable spatial information, e.g. on land use, infrastructure, population density or environmental qualities. Especially with the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) spatial information can be stored, retrieved, combined, analysed and displayed (mapped) in a flexible way.

More about this thesis track

The thesis track Geo-information Science equips you with the knowledge and skills to use GIS for solving and managing complex environmental problems in the urban environment.

For current research topics, please refer to the website of the Geo-Information and Remote Sensing Group.


The following courses are part of the programme Urban Environmental Management when selecting the thesis track Geo-information Science. Next to these thesis specific courses, you will follow courses from the common part and electives as summarized in the programme outline. For more information visit the study handbook or contact the study adviser.

Thesis track-related subject
Subject Code
Spatial and Temporal Analysis for Earth and Environment GRS33306
MSc Thesis Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing GRS80436
MSc Internship Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing GRS70224
Compulsory unless your study adviser indicates differently
Introduction to Geo-Information Science GRS10306
Restricted Optional: Select at least one
Remote Sensing GRS20306
Geo-Information Tools GRS20806
Restricted optional, choose at least two:
Planning for Urban Quality of Life LUP23806
Governance for Sustainable Cities ENP36806
Managing Urban Environ. Infrastructure ETE32806
Planning and Design of Urban Space ETE33806

In order to prepare well for your thesis track, you can additionally choose supporting courses. These courses focus, for example, on quantitative and data sciences. You can find the exact list in the study handbook at the section "Restricted Optionals (2) in Common part"

This course overview is based on the Wageningen University study handbook, where you can find a more detailed course and programme description. The study handbook is guiding in case of any discrepancy.

Below you can see how your schedule might look like for your whole study programme:

 MSc Urban Environmental Management - Geo-information Science