First year (1st and 2nd semester) at George Mason University, USA
Courses are aimed at transferring knowledge and skills about GIS and its application especially in environmental analysis followed by a thesis. Teaching will be managed according to the US system and all modules will be taught in English. Theory will be taught via class work, while applications will be developed in laboratories, where advanced computer hardware and software will be available. A web based education tool is used for the modules allows the students to be updated, in regard to the knowledge process, to enhance the communication student to student, and faculty to students. The evaluation of all courses will be via written exams, and final project. The non English speaking students will attend the course in ENGL613 Technical and Scientific Writing, while the English speaking students will attend the ITAL330, Technical and Scientific Italian, in order to improve the capability to read and to understand the foreign articles.
|GGS 553 Geographic Information Systems||3||9||39||Kevin Curtin||Associate Professor|
|GGS 579 Remote Sensing||3||9||39||Barry Haack||Professor|
|GGS 560 Quantitative Methods||3||9||39||Nigel Waters||Professor|
|GGS 689 Seminar in Thought and Methodology||3||9||39||Allan Falconer||Professor|
|GGS 590 GIS for the Environment||3||9||39||Germana Manca||Assistant Professor|
|ITAL330 Technical and Scientific Italian ENGL613 Technical and Scientific Writing||3||9||39||Kristina Olson TBA||Associate Professor|
|GGS 799 Thesis||5||15|
Second year, 1st semester at the University of Cagliari, Italy
Courses are aimed at transferring knowledge and skills about planning theory and support with an emphasis on the suitability of GIS methods and analysis for aiding processes of environmental, strategic and impact assessment in planning, followed by a thesis. Teaching will be managed according to the Italian system and all modules will be taught in English. Theory will be taught via lectures and seminars, where applications will be developed and tutored. Evaluation of all modules will occur via a written (or oral) mid-term exam and a final oral exam.
|Spatial and environmental planning methods and tools||2||6||40||Andrea De Montis||Associate professor|
|Environmental assessment and planning||1||3||20||Corrado Zoppi||Associate professor|
|Planning support systems||2||6||40||Michele Campagna||Assistant professor|
|Thesis in Planning||2||6|
Second year, 2nd semester at the University of London, UK
Courses are aimed at improving technical knowledge of GIS and applying the skills and knowledge in a wide range of areas from retail and planning support systems. Teaching will be managed according to the University of London (UK) system and all modules will be taught in English. Theory will be presented in lectures while applications will be developed in laboratories, where advanced computer hardware and software will be available. Evaluation will occur via assessment of coursework (e.g. essays, projects, practical work, etc.) and exams, following assessment regulations from the University of London.
|Introduction to GIS programming||5||15||30||60||Maurizio Gibin and Shino Shiode||Lecturers|
|GVIS Geovisualization||5||15||30||60||Maurizio Gibin||Lecturer|
Summary table of the contribution and role of each institution in the delivery of the dual degree program.
|George Mason University||1||1 and 2||23||69||234||Yes||No|
|University of Cagliari||2||1||10||30||100||Yes||Yes|
|Birkbeck, University of London||2||2||15||45||450||No||No|