Graduate Profile and Competencies

Graduate Profile

As an educational institution, the implementation of the vision and mission is aimed at producing graduates who are able to compete in the job market. The development of educational curricula is also more directed at preparing students to be able to face an ever-changing world. On the basis of this approach, the S1 Geography Study Program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences UI has the aim that every graduate produced has a profile as "Bachelor of Science in geography who is able to map natural resources and human activities based on spatial information technology to support decision-making in managing sustainable life in a professional manner in accordance with scientific and environmental ethics”

Graduated Student

Competency Achievement

Based on this profile, graduates are expected to have optimal provisions both to enter the workforce and to pursue further education at a higher level. In order to fulfill the profile above, the Geography Undergraduate Program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences UI has formulated the achievement of learning outcomes (learning outcomes) as follows:

Ranah Knowledge (knowledge)

  1. K1: Able to optimize the application of the principles of natural science, mathematics, and analytical data in geographical studies
  2. K2: Able to examine the application of basic principles of geography at various scales and characteristics of the earth's surface
  3. K3: Able to assess life resource problems based on geographical work procedures
  4. K4: Able to interpret human-environment interdependence based on spatial perspective
  5. K5: Able to formulate opinions based on geographical facts and theories
  6. K6: Able to formulate spatial models/synthesis

Ranah Skills (transferable-skills)

  1. S1: Able to examine the application of geographic theory and methods as well as spatial information technology
  2. S2: Able to validate geographic data and information
  3. S3: Able to package a variety of geographic information effectively in visual, verbal, and textual forms for relevant parties

Ranah Professional (professional competencies)

  1. P1: Able to show maturity, tolerance and adaptation according to scientific, professional, and environmental ethics
  2. P2: Able to show maturity and confidence in exploring intellectual curiosity according to the needs of society in a professional manner
  3. P3: Able to submit critical and creative proposals about opportunities for applying the discipline of geography as a solution to life resource problems

The learning outcomes based on the combination of the three domains above can be applied to several professions/work fields that are relevant to geography with the following formulation:

Scientist/researcher : Able to develop themselves and their knowledge appropriately and professionally through research, education, and community involvement in accordance with advances in science and technology in the field of geography.
Spatial information analyst : Able to provide systematic analysis, interpretation, and advice based on a reliable spatial information system for strategic decision making
Data manager : Able to manage effective and harmonious coordination in spatial data management
Spatial planner : Able to synthesize life resource problems at various scales and place characteristics using the approach
Decision maker : Able to choose appropriate spatial analysis methods, procedures, and technologies to expand the benefits of geographic knowledge for the advancement of science, business, and society.
Community leader : Able to motivate the community to improve their abilities based on the living resources available in the local environment.
innovator : Able to display creative and innovative ideas based on sensitivity to local or regional conditions.

Several other professions that are suitable for S1 geography graduates include:  

  • GIS/remote sensing specialist
  • Professional cartographer
  • GIS program manager
  • Spatial database developer
  • Spatial analysis supervisor
  • Ecosystem services analyst
  • Environment analyst
  • Land use analyst
  • Urban/regional/spatial planner
  • Spatial policy supervisor
  • Disaster Mitigation Manager
  • Land/property appraisal
  • Transportation planner
  • Lecturer/teacher
  • Researcher.

 These professions indicate that graduates from this study program can work in the public sector (government institutions), the business sector (consultants, companies, and industry), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the fields of mapping, information systems, land, agriculture, urban/rural/regional planning, environment, forestry, disaster, coastal and marine, property, tax and finance, transportation, education, and other related fields. Graduates also have the opportunity to develop a career through entrepreneurship in the above fields of work. The provision of knowledge, skills, and professionalism also provides broad opportunities for graduates to pursue further education at the postgraduate level.

Figure 1. Course Network