Mandalay Technological University

Department of Remote Sensing

About Us

Our department is carrying out research & feasibility studies in natural resources managements in Myanmar.  Our aim is to become a focal point centre for human resources development and R& D sectors for Remote Sensing and GIS in the department of higher education (upper Myanmar) under Ministry of Education.

Programmes Offered

P.G Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS

Short Course in Remote Sensing and GIS

Certificate Courses in Basic and Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS

Remote Sensing & GIS subject has been teaching to Master & Ph.D Civil Engineering Students in second semester, and Photogrammetry and remote sensing Subject to Undergraduate Fourth year students of Civil Engineering in First semester.

Contact Info

Remote Sensing Department

Block no. 1/3-9
3rd Floor of Main Building
Department of Remote Sensing
Mandalay Technological University
Patheingyi Township
Mandalay, Myanmar


Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

To ensure that our undergraduate and graduate programs are qualified, the following facilities that have been assembled in upgraded remote sensing and GIS laboratory supported from NEXUS Project co-funded by Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.

  • Global Positioning System (GPS) Portable Unit
  • Stereoscope (Mirror Type)
  • Stereoscope (Pocket)
  • Magnetic Compass
  • Computer with Remote Sensing & GIS software facilities
  • DJI P4 Pro+ Drone

Remote Sensing Department has been established in 15th February 2001 as the first Myanmar-India Friendship Centre for Remote Sensing and Data Processing (RSDPC) with the Initiative of Ministry of Education (Formerly, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)), Myanmar and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India. Staff Members of the Centre have been trained on Applications of Remote Sensing Technology including mini projects with the help of Indian Scientist after it has been built. Research oriented program for post graduate studies affiliated under the United Nations (CSSTEAP) has been carried out successfully since 2002.

 In 2007, Myanmar-India Friendship Centre for Remote Sensing and Data Processing (RSDPC) was renamed as Remote Sensing Department under the Mandalay Technological University (MTU), Ministry of Education. As human resources development, the first Post Graduate Diploma Course on Remote Sensing and GIS could be opened with thirteen trainees at Remote Sensing Department, MTU in 2007-2008. That HRD program has being proposed to Head office of Ministry of Education to reopen the post graduate diploma and to conduct the short certificate courses in remote sensing and GIS. At present, there are totally 6 staff members in Remote Sensing Department at MTU.


  • To become an excellent research centre in Remote Sensing and GIS field


  • To enhance research capacities in remote sensing and GIS applications
  • To apply in Practical Applications in country’s research and regional developments
  • To support ,contribute and train the remote sensing and GIS technologies in country needs
Department of Remote Sensing

List of Faculty Members

Dr. Zin Mar Lwin

Professor and Head of Department

Degree: Ph.D (Electronics), P.G.Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS (India)
Corresponding Research Field: Remote Sensing and GIS applications, Disaster Risk Management, Natural Resources Management, Land Use/Land Cover Change Analysis

Sr. Name Degree Position Email Research Field
1. Daw Aye Mya Thein M.Sc(Engg: Physics), M.A.Sc(Computer), Diploma(SATMET), India Associate Professor Remote Sensing and GIS applications, Disaster Risk Management, Natural Resources Management, Land Use/Land Cover Change Analysis
2. U Kyaw San M.S (Aqua-technology), Dip in RS & GIS Lecturer
3. Daw Paing Nyo Nyo Thin M.S(Aqua-technology), P.G Dip in RS & GIS (IIRS,India) Lecturer
4. Daw Myint Myint Sein M.S(Geography), Dip in RS & GIS Lecturer
5. Daw Swe Hnin Maung M.Sc (Geology), Dip in RS & GIS Assistant Lecturer

Research Activities


International Projects (Erasmus+ Projects)

1. CABARET Project: Capacity Building in Asia for Resilience Education

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The aim of the CABARET project is to promote international cooperation at the regional level, between Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in Asia and Europe, and among Asian HEIs themselves, to improve remote sensing technology for multi-hazard early warning and increase resilience among coastal communities. It will build capacity, foster regional integration and cooperation through joint initiatives, sharing of good practices and cooperation among HEIs in Asia and Europe.  CABARET will strengthen relations between HEIs and the wider economic and social environment through its focus on coastal communities, many of which are under severe pressure resulting from planned and unplanned development, population growth and human induced vulnerability, coastal hazards with increasing frequency and magnitude, and the impacts of global climate change.

2. NEXUS Project: Nodes of Excellence in SEA Universities through Spatial Data

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The Nodes of Excellence in (SEA) Universities through Spatial Data NEXUS project is an Erasmus + CBHE (Capacity Building in High Education) proposal whose main aim is to enhance the research capacities of HEIs in the southeast Asian region, by strengthening relationships between Education, Research and Innovation in GIS, SDI and remote sensing, for applications that are related to environment, agriculture and situations of emergency. The project will develop a common nexus between various actors of research and innovation (HEIs, research centers, spin-off companies) in Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia where specific methodologies for innovation transfer are convergent with EU developments in accordance with Europe 2020 strategy and Smart specialisation initiatives which is a new engine to boost R&D growth and subsequently job opportunities and business creation. This will improve the transfer of innovation from universities to local and regional enterprises, enhancing their innovation potential for geodata use and generating new applied research.

Participation in the Technical Trainings of NEXUS Project

  • Participation at the First technical training (TT1)
  • Hosting the Second technical training (TT2)
  • Participation at the Third technical training (TT3)


  • Laboratory

MTU has upgraded the existing remote sensing and GIS laboratory with the equipment purchased by the NEXUS project fund, which are 10 sets of Dell Desktop core i5 Computers, ENVI-IDL 10 users’ license software and DJI Phantom4 Pro+ Drone.  That lab will further be used in capacity building of remote sensing and GIS subjects at MTU. After the trainings, the members of the department have also practiced the new equipment DJI Drone with the experienced learnt from the previous technical trainings of TT1 and TT2.

  • Technical Skills and Research Potential

MTU team have been enhancing the technical skills and research potentials which benefits from the NEXUS Project. The diploma and certificate courses program are planned to open at MTU, and the team could also apply the training experiences got from the project.

What can you do with your remote sensing degree?

Remote Sensing and GIS Technology are useful tools which can be used in a wide range of applications such as in food, medical, industrial, environmental and agricultural sectors, etc.

Current Academic Research Fields

  • Flood Risk Analysis
  • Land use/Land cover classification and change analysis
  • Agricultural monitoring applications