Courses in Remote Sensing Study Track

Information about remote sensing courses.

The preliminary syllabus for the academic year 2024-2025 can be found here. The final syllabus will be published in Sisu. Please note, that some courses will not be lectured every academic year.

Remote Sensing, advanced studies (complete at least 95 cr)

Compulsory courses (45-50 cr)

ATM301 Atmospheric and Earth Sciences Today (5 cr)
ATM345 Atmospheric science seminar for Master’s students (5 cr)
ATM350 Master's thesis (30 cr)
ATM399 Maturity test (0 cr)
Personal study plan (0 cr) (included in ATM301)

Select either ATM302 (5 cr) or ATM386 (2 cr).

Select either ATM303 Project course in atmospheric sciences (3 or 5 cr) or ATM384 Integrating art and science (5 cr) or ATM380 (5 cr).

Mathematical and computational methods in remote sensing course package (10-15 cr)

Compulsory courses:

  • ATM357 Atmospheric Radiation (5 cr)
  • ME-204 Geoinformatics I (5 cr)

Optional course: MAST32005 Spatial Modelling and Bayesien Inference (5 cr)

Optional courses / course packages (complete at least 40 cr)

You can complete whole course packages or singular courses.

Observation systems and methods course package

ATM322 Meteorological observation systems (5 cr)
ATM323 Advanced Course in Radar Meteorology (5 cr)
ATM324 Laboratory Course in Radar Meteorology (5 cr)

Remote sensing of the atmosphere and hydrosphere course package

ATM325 Satellite Remote Sensing Methods in Aerosols Science (5 cr)
ATM310 Time Series Analysis in Geosciences (5 cr)
PAP314 Introduction to Light Scattering (5 cr)

Remote sensing of the biosphere and land use course package

GEOG-G302 Introduction to Remote Sensing of Environment (5 cr)
GEOG-322 Advanced remote sensing of environment (5 cr)
GEOG-324 Hyperspectral remote sensing (5 cr)
ME-230 Geoinformatics 2 (5 cr)
ME-232 Remote sensing 1 (5 cr)
ME-234 Counting methods in forest sciences (5 cr)
FOR-258 GIS analysis and modelling (5 cr)
FOR-260 Advanced course in remote sensing (5 cr)

Optional advanced courses for all study tracks (complete at most 30 cr)

ATM373 Leadership for Sustainable Change (5 cr)
ATM377 Introduction to Earth System Modelling (5 cr)
ATM378 (5 cr)
ATM379 (5 cr)
ATM380 (5 cr)
ATM389 Living with changing climate (5 cr)
ATM397 Forests and Climate Change (2 cr)
ATM398 Climate University for Virtual Exchanges (CLUVEX) (1 cr) 
ATM404 Environmental and Climate Regulation in the EU (5 cr)
ATM396 Application of AI/ML techniques in Atmospheric Science (3 cr)

Data Science

ATM308 Statistical Tools for Climate and Atmospheric Science (5 cr)
ATM309 Analysis of atmosphere-surface interactions and feedbacks (5 cr)
ATM310 Time Series Analysis in Geosciences (5 cr)
DATA11001 Introduction to Data Science (5 cr)
DATA12001 Advanced Course in Machine Learning (5 cr)
LSI35002 Bayesian Data Analysis (5 cr)
DATA20046 Neural Networks and Deep Learning (5 cr)

Select at most one of the following courses:

  • DATA11002 Introduction to Machine Learning (5 cr)
  • ATM4171 Introduction to Machine Learning for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (5 cr)
Other stud­ies

Other studies can include study modules or courses from other programmes or courses from other study tracks. Also practical training and language studies can be included in other studies.