Master of Science (MSc) in Hydrography
ENSTA Bretagne produces the highest number of hydrographers in the world : 20 to 30 students graduate each year and all are immediately recruited.
> This MSc is recognised as having «Category A» professional status by the International Hydrographic Organisation and the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG/IHO). This is the highest level of accreditation offered.
Hydrography aims to study and describe the beds of marine and inland water areas.
Hydrography is an applied science which aims to measure, characterize and map the seabed. The syllabus of this MSc aims to train specialists capable of supervising hydrographic work, processing data sets, and developing new approaches in the measurement and processing of bathymetric data
The work of hydrographer is increasingly at the forefront of preoccupations on all continents.This profession follows the rhythm of development of maritime activities in general, which makes it a career of the future, very much in demand for numerous applications. The main sectors concerned are harbor and coastal construction, the offshore industry, marine energy production, state hydrographic services (safety and maritime traffic), environmental studies…and all the activities linked to the production of tools for bathymetric data processing and electronic marine mapping.
Hydrography is an area in which there is a real scarcity of graduates. On a worldwide scale, the requirement is estimated to be almost 800 professionals (technicians and engineers). In Europe, 55 hydrographers graduate each year and more than 50% were trained at ENSTA Bretagne. A major player in the Brest Maritime Center of Excellence, ENSTA Bretagne is surrounded by a pool of experts recognized for training engineers in hydrography and specialists to a MSc level.
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