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The study of geometrical and gravitational properties of the earth and their changes during the time is literally known as Geodesy. It also studies physical components of the earth such as hydrosphere, atmosphere and the earth core.

The major objectives of the geodesy are as follows:

  • Determination of the shape of the earth and its gravitation and changes in them. This results in monitoring of crustal and polar motion.
  • Definition of a geodetic coordinates system in order to determination horizontal and vertical networks precise coordinates.
  • Exploiting different geodetic instruments and techniques including total stations, GNSS, VLBI, etc. to measure distance directions and baselines precisely.
  • Presentation of mathematical models to be used for geodetic coordinates and map projection

Geodesy can be divided into the following branches:

 

Geophysical Geodesy: techniques used to model and study geodynamical process including crustal movements, galical isostatic adjustment and variations in Earth rotation and orientation.

Physical Geodesy: determination of the Earth's physical shape and its gravitational field by formulation and solution of the relevant boundary-value problems, is the major concern of this branch.

Geometrical/Mathematical Geodesy: This branch leads with computing accurate position from geodetic measurements, mostly on reference ellipsoid, map projection is classified as a task of this branch as well.

Satellite/Space Geodesy: It's tasks include precise orbit determination (hence inferring the gravity field and also terrestrial and space positioning using range measurements.

Astronomical Geodesy: This branch is concerned with development of astronomical theories and techniques to define and estimate the shape of the earth and its gravitational field.

 

 

The program duration takes minimum of 4 semesters and the maximum duration is determined by the laws of the Iran's Science, Research and Technology ministry.

 

Integrating different types of hydrological models by satellite observation and updating them.

Determination of the size and shape of the Earth and measuring all the data necessary to define the size, position, shape and contours of any part of the Earth and their more significant changes.

Placement and position determination of objects in space, monitoring the position of natural and man-made objects in space and time, and other engineering works on, above or under the Earth's surface.

Development, testing and calibrating of geodetic instruments and sensors.

Gathering and application of spatial data using satellite survey methods, and automation of these processes.

Determination of public and private land boundaries, including national and international borders, and recording the land in adequate registers.

Analysing, interpreting, and integrating spatial objects and phenomena, and their visualisation and communication by means of maps.

Studying natural and social environments, survey of land and sea resources, application of data in planning the development of urban, rural and regional areas.

Planning, development and renewal of real estates, and value assessment and real estate management, either urban or rural areas, land or buildings.

Planning, measurement and management of buildings, including cost assessment.

Defining the shape and dynamics of the Earth's surface.

Providing spatial control for roads, mines, bridges, and other engineering works.

Satellite orbit determination in aerospace field.

Structural deformation analysis

MSc Geodesy courses:

No.

Course Name

Number of Units

Number of hours

Prerequisite

Theory

Practical

Sum

Theory

Practical

Sum

1

Advanced Physical Geodesy

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

2

Advanced Geodynamic

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

3

Advanced Satellite Positioning

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

4

Approximation theory and time series analysis

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

5

Functional Analysis

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

 

Total

15

0

15

240

0

240

 

 

 

MSc Geodesy courses:

No.

Course Name

Number of Units

Number of hours

Prerequisite

Theory

Practical

Sum

Theory

Practical

Sum

1

classical mechanics and relativity theory

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

2

Special studies in geometrical Geodesy

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

3

Satellite Geosedy

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

4

Satellite Gravimetry

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

5

Marin Geodesy

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

6

Advanced Adjustment

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

7

fluid mechanics and its application in Geomatics

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

 

Total

21

0

21

336

0

336

 

 

 

PhD Geodesy courses:

No.

Course Name

Number of Units

Number of hours

Prerequisite

Theory

Practical

Sum

Theory

Practical

Sum

1

Geoid and Quasi-Geoid determination in GNSS era

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

2

Reference System in Geodesy

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

3

Signal Processing in Geodesy

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

4

Special studies in crustal deformation

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

5

Earth Rotation and Datum Systems

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

6

Geodynamic

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

7

Special studies in physical Geodesy

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

8

Satellite Gravimetry

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

9

tide and ocean circulation

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

10

Continuum Mechanics and its application in Geodesy

3

0

3

48

0

48

-

11

Dissertation

24

0

24

0

0

0

-

 

Total

54

3

54

480

0

480