Professional opportunities and work market

Geoinformatics engineers are expert in all methodological and computational problems related to spatial information with a special concern for environmental geo-referenced data. They are also expert users and designers of systems for the management of such data. They play an active role in the evolution of spatial information, thanks to their deep culture, their careful critical sensibility and a marked vocational qualification.

According to the selected study track, the graduated Geoinformatics Engineers can participate to the state certification exam needed to enter either the Civil and Environmental Engineers’ register or the Computer Science Engineers’one.

Careers options and profiles

Geoinformatics engineers play an active role in the evolution of spatial information, because they possess deep culture, careful critical sensibility and a marked vocational qualification.

Their expertizes can be summarized as follows.

  • Management of spatial information in the processes of:
    • acquisition and georeferencing,
    • analysis, classification and processing,
    • archiving, representation, publication and distribution.
  • Design and implementation of infrastructures to:
    • acquire, model and analyze spatial data and phenomena,
    • manage, publish and share the spatial information.
  • Advanced technologies for Big Geodata and internet of Places.
  • Participation to the evolution process of Geoinformatics Engineering.

The Geoinformatics Engineer acquires strong competences in Environmental and Computer Science topics, accordingly to his choice among elective courses. Therefore, he finds a job where an Environmental Engineer with strong expertize in Computer Science is needed: for example, a technician for the management and analysis of a network of environmental sensors. On the opposite, he finds a job in the branches of Information Technology finalized to the design and implementation of tools for the Environmental and Land management. Finally, the Geoinformatics Engineer finds a job in research agencies and companies that are involved in the evolution of new technologies, like Internet of Places, Big Geodata, Sensor enablement, Urban Data City Analytics and Earth Observation. These are clearly critical sectors for the scientific, technological and social development, both at the national and global scale.

In general, Geoinformatics Engineers find a placement in all the branches that use and develop environmental and spatial information: GIS companies, Computer Science industry, national and local Agencies for the production of data relevant to cadaster, cartography and land management. Furthermore, nowadays spatial information is everywhere: therefore, Geoinformatics Engineers find job also in big companies or agencies that need and use spatial information. In summary, Geoinformatics engineers find employment in:

  • small and medium-sized companies working in the field of GIS development and management, of Computer Science applied to territorial data-base management, to logistics and land planning
  • public and private, national and local companies working on territorial mapping, on cadaster, on spatial data infrastructure, on territorial data collection, on environmental data management and analysis
  • big industry (e.g., for telecommunications) and big companies which needs experts for spatial information
  • companies developing systems for the analysis and management of networks of environmental sensors
  • companies developing hardware and software for environmental applications
  • advanced research institutes or companies working on the Internet of Places, Big GEOdata, Sensor Enablement, Urban Data City Analytics, Earth Observations.

Geoinformatics Engineering at Work

What do our students actually do after graduating? See these interviews with Geoinformatics Engineers