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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - Introduction

Bachelor's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: NGN180
Autumn 2019
50% Distance
Period: 2 September 2019 - 4 November 2019
2 Closed GU-11202
Autumn 2019
25% Distance
Period: 2 September 2019 - 19 January 2020
2 Closed GU-11204
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This is a web-based course introducing Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The course consists of recorded lectures and practical GIS exercises using open source GIS software such as QGIS. After the course you will have theoretical knowledge about the concept of GIS and basic practical skills in the application of GIS techniques and tools which can be used in a wide range of research fields and topics.


Summer course 2019 information: 

If you have been admitted to the course you do not need to confirm your admittance, however if you do not intend to take the course please cancel your spot to allow someone on the reserve list a spot.   Registration will occur circa one week before the course begins, you will be sent information about the registration process from our department.  You may look at the open web page for the course already:

The webpage for the summer course will be sent to you along with the registration, once you are registered for the course you will have access to even more information.  The entire course, including the exam, is all via the website; you do not need to come to our department.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: General entrance requirements

Selection: Selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %)

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 14 550 SEK
First payment: 14 550 SEK

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

Study Guidance

This course can be taken as an elective course and can be run either in English or Swedish.

Information about any active course or a course starting soon is found at including the schedule & course literature.

Registration: Admitted students will receive an email with registration instructions approximately one week before the course starts. 

 Reregistration, progam questions, remaining questions:


Department of Earth Sciences
Box 460
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Guldhedsgatan 5a

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