Master of Science (MS) in Remote Sensing & GIS

Program Overview

The MS program in Remote Sensing and GIS is an advanced course designed to impart specialized knowledge and skills in geospatial technology. The curriculum encompasses studying and interpreting remote sensing data, geospatial data acquisition, processing, and analysis, along with GIS applications in varied sectors. The program offers students a blend of theory, lab work, and real-world applications. Graduates are equipped to address challenges in environmental management, urban planning, transportation, land degradation, air pollution, water resource management, and climate change, making this program highly relevant in today's digitally-driven world with a growing reliance on location-based services.


Core Courses Elective Courses Elective Courses
Advanced Remote Sensing Research Methodology Planetary Boundary Layer
Advanced GIS Earthquake Seismology Earth Science and Cartography
Digital Image Processing and Analysis Forest Management Numerical Weather Prediction
Spatial Analysis and Modelling Hydrology and Water Resources Aviation Meteorology
Elective Courses Natural Resources Exploration Satellite Meteorology
Advanced Geo-Database Land Use Planning and Management Atmospheric Chemistry
Geo-Statistical Analysis Biometeorology Bioaerosols
RS and GIS Integration Global Environmental Problems and Solutions Exploration Seismology
Applications of RS and GIS Mesoscale Meteorology Land Surveying
GIS Customization Meteorological Instruments and Observations Active Remote Sensing
Hydro-meteorology Programming for Meteorologists Marine Remote Sensing
Agro-meteorology Statistical Weather Prediction Advanced Cartography
Physical Geography and Geodesy Statistic Techniques in Meteorology
Air Pollution Meteorology Air-Sea Interaction

Research Opportunities

Climate Change and Environmental Monitoring, Disaster Management and Mitigation, Spatial Analysis and Data Modeling, Land Use and Urban Planning, Land degradation, Air pollution monitoring, water resource management, oil spill mapping, Natural Resource Management, Agricultural Applications of Remote Sensing, Transportation and Infrastructure Planning, Health and Social Services Mapping, National Security and Geopolitical Analysis

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the MS in Remote Sensing and GIS program can pursue a diverse range of careers in both public and private sectors. These include roles in environmental management, urban planning, transportation, and natural resource sectors as GIS analysts, spatial data managers, geospatial software developers, or remote sensing scientists. They may also find opportunities in research institutes, consulting firms, or government agencies requiring geospatial expertise, making significant contributions to areas like climate change monitoring, disaster management, and land use planning.

Admission Requirements

50% Marks in GAT General. 16 years of education from an accredited institution without no 3rd division/grade D in academic career with at least 1st division/CGPA 2.5 out of 4 in the last degree.

Scholarships Available

Departmental Merit Scholarships are available for students.

Get in touch with us
Dr. Muhammad Farooq Iqbal
Assistant Professor / Incharge Graduate Programs
Department of Meteorology
COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad Campus

UAN: +92-51-111-001-007

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