Geographical Information Systems (UNIGIS professional), Certificate | Part time online | University of Salzburg | Austria
Certificate Online

Geographical Information Systems (UNIGIS professional)

12 months
6900 EUR/year
6900 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Geographical Information Systems (UNIGIS professional) is a 1-year+ Certificate program for GIS at the University of Salzburg. It provides application-oriented knowledge of Geoinformatics to develop innovative solutions based on relevant concepts and methods.


Key facts:

  • The Geographical Information Systems (UNIGIS professional) program is open to applicants, who have successfully passed their final school exams (A-level, matriculation, Abitur) and thus are allowed to study at a university. Typically, UNIGIS students work in a spatial or IT domain and have some professional experience with GIS or spatial data handling.
  • Graduates receive an Academic Certificate for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the University of Salzburg, Austria.


UNIGIS Salzburg is accredited by the national accreditation agency AQ Austria. The 1-year+ program UNIGIS professional was certified to meet level 6 of the European Qualification Framework (EQF 6) standard of European Master programs in Higher Education.

Programme Structure

The program consits of seven core modules (6 ECTS credits each) and the Elective Subjects (18 ECTS) that provide ample room for individual specialisation. Altogether, the program covers 60 ECTS, which corresponds to one academic year.

Modules include:

  • Data Modelling and Data Structures
  • Data Sources and Data Acquisition
  • Geo-Database-Management
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Visualisation and Cartography
  • Application Development


Persons aspiring to acquire methodological and application-specific or technology-oriented knowledge, expertise and skills in Geoinformatics. This University distance learning program is suitable for those already engaged in GIS related jobs and/or those who have some background in a spatial discipline.


The program is taught by the faculty of the Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, supplemented by experts from industry for elective subjects.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The program starts twice a year, 1 March and 1 October.




  • Self-paced, Semi-structured
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The applicant must be eligible to study at a university. An Austrian school leaving exam (Matura) or equivalent qualifications (A-level, matriculation, Abitur, etc.) are accepted.

Work experience

Some professional experience in a spatial domain or the IT field is required.

Technological requirements

Students need an adequate computer, a headset and a webcam and broadband internet connection.

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6900 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6900 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.


Other interesting programmes for you

Our partners

Geographical Information Systems (UNIGIS professional)
University of Salzburg
Geographical Information Systems (UNIGIS professional)
University of Salzburg


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!