GEODESY - Полоцкий государственный университет

Geodesy

Geodesy
Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation Systems

Qualification given: engineer
Study period: full-time – 4 years
Geodesy is the science dealing with human orientation on the Earth’s surface and in space. The academic field incorporates accurate measures of different characteristics of the Earth, its geometric shape, size, and gravitation field. Results of the geodesic measures are used for making topographic maps, plans and atlases. No building or natural resources field development goes without them. Achievements in geodesy made it possible for the space age and satellite systems to come in. Transport, air and space navigation systems exist thanks to this science.
Geodesy students acquire knowledge about modern geodesy, gravimetry, photogrammetry devices, as well as calculation algorithms and geodesy measures processing software. They learn to apply geoinformation technologies, remote sensing of the Earth’s surface, and airspace methods of gaining information about the Earth. Practical training is an essential part of the studies, which allows students to learn more about their future profession.
You will learn
Geodesy
  • to develop topography, geodesy and engineering projects
  • to make geodesy measurements, including ones made with the help of global positioning systems
  • to develop and apply modern standards and professional software, including those connected to geoinformation technologies and geoinformation systems
  • to make topography footages
  • to evaluate the quality and mathematical processing of geodesy measurements
  • to transform coordinates from one coordinate system into another
  • to receive, transmit and process the remote sensing data, acquired by means of the airspace footage methods
  • to apply new technologies and devices for topographic and geodetic engineering
You can work at
  • engineering and senior positions at science, design and survey, building organizations of different ministries and institutions
  • capital construction management offices in regional, district and city executive bodies
  • specialized enterprises dealing with cartographic and geodetic engineering
  • tertiary education institutions
Geodesy
Majors
  • Topography
  • Theory of Mathematical Processing of Geodetic Measurements
  • Population and Objects Protection in Emergency Situations. Radiation Safety
  • Basics of Ecologic and Energetic Sustainability of Enterprise
  • Methods of Making a State Geodesic Control
  • Electrooptic Measurements
  • Higher Geodesy. Theoretical Basics of Coordinate Systems Forming
  • Enterprise Organization and Management
  • Industrial Economics
  • Instruments of Geodesy
  • Gravimetry
  • Basics of Engineering Survey
  • Remote Sensing Data Processing
  • Basics of Land Matters and Land Law
  • Applied Photogrammetry
  • Mathematical Cartography
  • Engineering Geodesy
  • Geoinformation Systems
  • Geodesy Data Processing Software
  • Basics of Geodynamics
  • Geodetic Support and Computer-aided Design
  • Methods and Means of Data Safety