Study programs

There are three Master’s programs at the UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Science and Technology that offer specialization in Earth observation and satellite remote sensing as a possible course of study. These are:

Relevant courses

The following courses cover Earth observation and satellite remote sensing, and are lectured by the staff of the Earth Observation Laboratory. They are given both as master level courses (with course code Fys-3xxx) and Ph.D. level courses (Fys-8xxx):

  • FYS-3001/8001 Earth observation from satellites – 10 ECTS credits
  • FYS-3023/8023 Environmental monitoring from satellites – 10 ECTS credits

The following Bachelor level courses are highly relevant to our research activities, to the master projects offered, and are recommended to those who want to work with us:

  • FYS-2006 Signal processing – 10 ECTS credits
  • FYS-2007 Statistical signal theory – 10 ECTS credits
  • FYS-2010 Digital image processing – 10 ECTS credits

Those who want to do a master project at the Earth Observation Laboratory should take one or more of the following Master level courses, in addition to one or more courses covering Earth observation and satellite remote sensing (see list above). Required and recommended courses for specific master projects are listed under the detailed description of the project (See the links below under the heading ‘Master projects’).

Note that courses are given both as master level courses and Ph.D. level courses, distinguished by the course code (e.g., Fys-3xxx vs. Fys-8xxx). They are lectured together, but there might be differences in the curriculum and course requirements.

  • FYS-3011/8011 Detection theory – 10 ECTS credits
  • FYS-3012/8012 Pattern recognition – 10 ECTS credits
  • STA-3001/8001 Computer-intensive statistics – 10 ECTS credits
  • STA-3002/8002 Multivariable statistical analysis – 10 ECTS credits

Master projects

A list of master projects¬†offered at the Earth Observation Laboratory is listed on the “Master of Science Program” page. Students are invited to discuss these or other project ideas with our professors. This is important in order to adapt the project to the background and the interests of the student.

PhD seminars

A list of seminars that can be used to fulfill the coursework requirements for the Ph.D. education is given below. The Ph.D. seminars are given as lecture series followed by an exam. Parts of the curriculum may also be covered by self-study.