II level University Master's Degree

Marine Geomatics

for Hydrography

IX Edition

A Master to train future Navy Hydrographic Officers and provide civilians with a specialization useful for multiple work opportunities in the public and private sectors nationally and internationally

From November 2022 to December 2023 classroom and internship
Stage also on Hydro-oceanographic Units of the Navy
II Level University Master’s Degree

Possibility to obtain Title of FIG/IHO/IC Category A Hydrographic Surveyor

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This post-graduate course is designed to provide specific training in Marine Geomatics, with a view to a more efficient connection with the needs of the labor market and public and private local entities, and to provide participants with in-depth knowledge of all the theoretical and practical aspects of Marine Geomatics, in order to train them to cope with complex issues, to solve problems and to make correct and effective decisions.



The II level University Master's Degree in Marine Geomatics for Hydrography IX Edition, for the academic year 2022/2023 will be carried out at the Department of Naval, Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering - DITEN of the University of Genoa.  

The Master will be carried out in collaboration with the Department of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences - DISTAV, with the Internationalization, Research and Third Mission Area: Business and Territory Relations Service and with the Istituto Idrografico della Marina. Partners: Codevintec Italiana and Navionics.

Prof. Marco Ferrando

Management Committee 
UNIGE members: Prof. Matteo PastorinoProf. Massimo Verdoya
IIM members: Captain Marco Grassi,  Commander Stefano Cossu, Prof.ssa Roberta Ivaldi
External members: Prof. Nicola Corradi



Degree in Engineering and all degrees related to the SMFN School obtained according to the previous system; B2 level of English (as per suitable qualification, certificate or self-certification). The Italian Navy also reserves the right to have a number of their officers and/or from foreign Armed Forces without the required admission qualifications attend lessons as listeners in order to be certified as FIG/IHO/ICA Category A Hydrographic Surveyor



The purpose of this post-graduate course is to train highly specialized professionals to perform delicate tasks and to respond flexibly to a rapidly evolving demand, also exploiting new technologies.

The course is in compliance with the international standards set forth in IHO publication - S5A "Standards of Competence for Category A Hydrographic Surveyors – and allows participants to qualify as Category A Hydrographic Surveyor as per the IBSC (FIG / IHO / ICA International Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers following successful completion of a practical training experience.



Applications must be submitted online at servizionline.unige.it/studenti/post-laurea/master, by October 21 2022 at 12.00 CET.

The application for the admission to the course must be accompanied by the following documents (to be attached in pdf format trough the online procedure):

  1. front/back copy of the identity document;
  2. curriculum vitae;
  3. any documents of equivalence of the qualifications held

The list of admitted students will be published at www.perform.unige.it/master/master-geomatica-marina on 26 October 2022.

Candidates admitted to the the II level University Master in Marine Geomatics for Hydrography must complete their registration using the online procedure available at servizionline.unige.it/studenti/post-laurea/confermaPL (by clicking on "confirm registration post-graduate degree "and choosing the course whose enrollment must be confirmed) by November 2nd 2022 at 12:00 CET.

The following documents must be attached to the online confirmation:

  • 1 passport photo in jpg format.
  • receipt proving the payment of € 2,500.00 plus stamp duties and the university contribution for the academic year 2022/2023

Cost of the programme:
Military candidates: free.
University fees and stamp duties a required for the academic year 2022/2023 are covered by Hydrographic Institute
Civilian candidates - Master fee: euro 2,500.00 in addition to university fees



At the end of the Training path, students who, in the opinion of the Management Committee, have carried out the activities and have successfully passed the final test will be awarded the II level University Master's degree in "Marine Geomatics for Hydrography" as required by art. 19 of the Regulations for Postgraduate, Professional updating and Training Courses and courses for first and second level University Masters.

The Italian Hydrographic Institute will also certify the completion of the course certified by the IBSC and internationally recognized for the preparation of "Category A Hydrographic Surveyor" specialists.

Punti chiave


Venue Genoa, Italy
Start date november 2022
Duration 2250 hours 
Format full time
Costo 2.766 euro
Registrations October 21th 2022


November 2022 to December 2023
classroom and internship


Il Master in aula



The Master’s programme will take place from November 2022 to December 2023 (about 14 months) and is awarded 90 ECTS.

Total duration: 2250 hours including theory, exercises, tests, individual study, educational visits, conferences and internships.

Location: the headquarters of the Italian Hydrographic Institute (Passo Osservatorio 4, Genoa).

Learning plan

  • Acoustics for Hydrography
  • Geodesy
  • Marine Geology for Hydrography
  • Marine Geophysics
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Oceanographic measurements
  • Hydrography
  • Legal Aspects for Hydrography
  • Mathematical Cartography
  • Positioning
  • Remote Sensing for Hydrography
  • Electronic Cartography & Marine GIS
  • Coastal Hydrography & Engineering
  • Hydrographic campaign on board/field and/or practical activity in IIM (pratica)



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Microsoft Teams is the tool for distance teaching, going alongside the tools already offered by Aulaweb.



All members have access to cultural services, information and support to the teaching of unige, including access to the online newsstand to consult the main national and international newspapers.


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