Maritime Postgraduate Studies Institute  Alexandria

MSc. in Hydrographic Surveying Program Track (courses & thesis)


Program Description

The program consists of a total of (42) Credit Hours spread over a minimum of four semesters. The program consists of a total of 10 courses (30) Credit Hours spread over a minimum of three semesters. In addition, students have to register (12) Credit Hours as Research thesis.

Program Aim

This program covers hydrographic surveying techniques as applied to marine research. The aim of this program is to provide student with sufficient knowledge and experiences in the field of hydrographic surveying. This program covers different hydrographic surveying applications in the marine industry. Moreover, this program aims to enhance student research capabilities and expand their research horizons. In addition, Program aims to provide education that enable graduate students to respond to diverse employment opportunities.

Students successfully completing this program will be able to operate and evaluate various equipment and instruments used in different applications of hydrographic surveying and will have the ability to plan and analyze all hydrographic surveying operations.

Program Objectives

This program will provide students with a broad scope of knowledge, skills and capacities in different studying domains in order to ensure that the Master’s students are familiar with sufficient diversity of approaches, advanced knowledge and experiences. Furthermore, necessary research skills and proficiencies will be provided to ensure that students achieve high performance standards in their careers and can enhance their working environment. Students successfully completing this program will be able to carry out different research co-ordination tasks in different shipping fields.

Program Learning Outcomes

Student successfully completing this program will be able to:

PLO 1: Advanced Knowledge: Graduates are able to incorporate in-depth relevant knowledge in professional practices for the benefits of both national and international communities. Graduates are able to apply their knowledge and skills in different areas including Geodetic Surveying, Plane Surveying and Marine Geophysics.

Students in addition will acquire diverse knowledge and capabilities in the field of Depth Surveying, Comprehensive Planning & Operation and Surveying Instruments.

However, student will gain sufficient knowledge and skills in data analysis processing and research methodology.

PLO 2: Research: Conduct and manage independent and original research in hydrographic surveying for the sake of both national and international communities.

PLO 3: Critical Thinking:  Graduates are scientifically competent in solving problems logically, analytically and creatively based on sound facts and ideas.

PLO 4: Communication: Graduates are able to apply a wide range of relevant knowledge through effective channels.

PLO 5: Professional Ethics and Integrity: Graduates are able to balance professional and ethical responsibilities including contemporary issues and environmental awareness.

PLO 6: Life-long learning: Life-long learning: Graduates are able to adopt the latest relevant knowledge and cutting-edge technologies through gathering knowledge and experience, and they can continue in the same stream for Doctorate Degree for life-long learning process.

PLO 7: Management and Entrepreneurship: Graduates are able to explain understanding of managerial concepts and identify business opportunities and initiate action to achieve it.