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Practical Hydrography

Master's level | 30 credits | Course code: MARS5B
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 3 November 2020 - 24 March 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The University of Gothenburg’s Department of Marine Sciences is offering a 20-week (30 credits) master’s course in Practical Hydrography. Students will obtain all of the necessary skills for collecting and processing seabed and water column information for high-resolution bathymetric mapping. This information, traditionally used for charting of waterways, is also useful for the development of seabed thematic maps, which are essential for coastal zone management, habitat mapping and environment monitoring.

This applied mapping course will take advantage of GU’s state-of-the-art research vessel Skagerak and its modern mapping systems, including high-resolution multibeam and sub-bottom acoustic systems and high-accuracy GNSS positioning and orientation systems.  Students will learn state-of-the-art data collection and processing procedures and software, commonly used in industry. This course will provide students with a skillset that is highly coveted in the ocean mapping research and commercial offshore industry, which can lead to a challenging and rewarding career in mapping of the world’s rivers, lakes, seas and oceans.

This course is delivered through a collaboration between the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, Stockholm University, the Swedish Maritime Administration and MMT (Marin Mätteknik).

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Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in Natural Science/Engineering/Technology including at least 15 credits in Mathematics (calculus and linear algebra), or equivalent, is required. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: The selection process is based on number of credits within Natural science/Engineering, the applicants CV and letter of motivation. Interviews are conducted if considered necessary in order to make a correct evaluation.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 59 500 SEK
First payment: 59 500 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Barbara Casari
Contact form
031 - 786 3763
Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B


Department of Marine Sciences
Box 461
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 B

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-08-08