13 June 2019
The Singapore Institute of Management will be offering a new degree in Geographic Information Science through its partnership with the University at Buffalo, which is part of the State University of New York.
Those trained in the field will be able to take up jobs in urban development and planning. They will possess skill sets such as deciding where schools are located, and where bus routes and MRT lines run.
Graduates can also become cartographers, climatologists, ecologists, as well as environmental scientists and managers.
The degree programme can be completed in three years. The curriculum will focus on the theoretical foundations of geographical information science, the development and use of state-of-the-art software and emerging technology, and the collection, processing and interpretation of geospatial information.
Graduates will be equipped with skills to identify patterns based on geospatial phenomena, which include human activities and their environmental impact.