SCGI Master Program

 BACKGROUND

This program is collaboration among Wuhan University: China, Burapha University: Thailand, and GISTDA (under Ministry of Science and Technology: Thailand).

WHU, BUU and GISTDA agree to cooperate on offering of a Double Master Degree on GeoInformatics and Space Technology under the supervision of the Sirindhorn Center for GeoInformatics-SCGI.

Memorandum of Understanding was initiated among the three entities namely; (WHU), (BUU), and Geo-Informatics and (GISTDA) was signed by 3 parties on April 6, 2017 at Wuhan University, The People’s Republic of China.

This program has been designed to prepared personal capability for the demands of spatial solutions in the domain-area educational superiority of Wuhan University of the Peoples Republic of China and Burapha University and the resource superiority of GISTDA, Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand.

Geo-informatics technology is rapidly and extensively changing and developing in recent years and has been greatly improved over time; therefore, in order to effectively and sustainably utilize this technology, human capacity building is a crucial component needed to be enhanced continuously. Geo-informatics professionals should engage in continuing education to stay up to date on the newest trends and techniques of this technology.

 

COLLABORATION

Wuhan University is the world class comprehensive research university and key national university of China, particular in Geoinfomatics technology.

In 2011, Wuhan University is among the 10 Chinese universities listed by The Times as top 400 universities in the world.

The State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University (or LIESMARS), was founded in 1989, and the first state key laboratory in the field of surveying and mapping in China.

Over the recent five years, researchers of LIESMARS have won 14 national scientific awards and 81 ministerial and provincial scientific awards.

Burapha University has Faculty of Geo-infomatics where is the first and biggest faculty on geo-informatics technology of Thailand.

Burapha University has become one of Regional center for space and geo-informatics of GISTDA as its location among East–West Economic corridor of Thailand, Burapha university makes an autonomous higher education institutions that can meet the needs of government agencies and the private sector in the East region and have sufficient capacity to expand its outreach to the country. As the university vision that

“Wisdom of the East for the Future of the Nation”

Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency or GISTDA is a pioneer in developing geo-informatics and space technology for national and social problem solving under supervision of the Minister of Science and Technology of Thailand.

With experienced on using space and geo-informatics for national and social problem solving for 17 years, such as disaster, agricultural, natural resources and social disparity, now GISTDA has been trusted from the government as the committee in many national policies.

 

Therefore, this collaboration among Wuhan University, Burapha University and GISTDA for SCGI Master Program under the Supervision of the Sirindhorn Center for Geo-Informatics (SCGI) will be a source of quality scientist incubation in development of space and geo-informatics technology for SCGI Master Program.

 

OBJECTIVE

This program has been designed to prepared personal capability for the demands of spatial solutions in the domain-area educational superiority of Wuhan University of the Peoples Republic of China and Burapha University and the resource superiority of GISTDA, Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand.

This program will provide students with advanced knowledge and technical skills of various domains of geoinformatics technologies with their scientific and practical aspects that are useful for their future professional lives as well as in terms of preparing them for possible doctoral studies and lifelong learning.

“To increase and improve personal capacity in Space Technology and Geo-informatics for regional competitiveness and prosperity.”

 

COURSE PATTERN OF SCGI MASTER’S PROGRAM

SCGI Master Program will be an international program with students receiving double master degrees on GeoInformatics and Space Technology from both WHU and BUU.

 SCGI Master Program Curriculum

Program Degree: SCGI is Master Degree Program with Full-time Postgraduate.

Degree Awarding:

– Double Degree Program and students will receive degrees from both Wuhan University and Burapha University.

Period of study: 2 Years

– First year study in Thailand (Burapha University and GISTDA)

– Second year study in Wuhan University, China

Research: Focus on Geo-informatics technology in advanced innovation according to Wuhan University’s research standard.

 

Qualified Applicants

Applicants should be under 40 years old and have a bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering, e.g., Aerospace, Electronical Engineering, Communication, Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Survey and Mapping, Geo-Informatics, Geodesy, and etc., with a GPA not lower than 3.0. Non-native English applicants are required to submit the HSK certificate, i.e., TOFEL (80) or IELTS (5.5) and above.

 

BENEFIT

Based on the content of this program, human capacity building and technology transfer can tremendously expand in the region and worldwide. The aim is not only to increase the capability of personnel knowledge and research development in the region but also to establish and expand the network of academic knowledge and research collaboration, and to deliver the new methods/data/new innovative products to ASEAN countries that will benefit to natural resource and environmental management of the region.

Most importantly, learning the applications and methods can respond to current regional situation and problems, especially in case of emergency or during disaster within the nation, around ASEAN countries, and worldwide.

Human capacity building will be enhanced to respond to current regional situation and problems and to enable development of new innovations in space and geo-informatics technology for country and regional development and competitiveness and to lead to regional sustainability.