Namibia University of Science and Technology Bachelor of Geomatics

Namibia University of Science and Technology Bachelor of Geomatics

What is Bachelor of Geomatics?

The Bachelor of Geomatics programme is purposefully designed to prepare students for a career as technical surveyor, with high level knowledge and skills in the acquisition, processing, presentation, and management of geospatial data.

Entry Requirement

Candidates may be admitted to the Bachelor of Geomatics programme if they meet the University’s general admission requirements, and comply with the following additional requirements: Applicants must have a combined total of at least 30 points on the Evaluation Scale, counting up to five subjects as follows: • Minimum A-symbol on NSSC Ordinary (or 3-symbol at NSSC Higher) for Mathematics; • Minimum B-symbol on NSSC Ordinary (or 4-symbol at NSSC Higher) for Physical Science; • Minimum 3-symbol for English Second Language at NSSC Higher; • A pass or proof of competency in Computer User Skills (or equivalent); and • Must be medically and physically fit for fieldwork, which forms an integral part of the programme. Candidates who do not have proof of competency for Computer User Skills, but who meet all other admission requirements, may be admitted conditionally to the Bachelor of Geomatics programme. They will be allowed to do all the first semester course of Year 1 of the Bachelor programme, on condition that they also pass the course Computer User Skills in the same semester. They will then have to do the institutional core course Information Competency in the second semester. Candidates, who passed the Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (InSTEM) courses Computer User Skills, Introduction to Mathematics B, Introduction to Physics B, and English in Practice, may be admitted into the first year of the Bachelor of Geomatics programme. Preference will be given to candidates who passed all InSTEM courses. Holders of the National Diploma in Surveying from the Polytechnic of Namibia/Namibia University of Science and Technology with a mark of at least 70 % in Mathematics and Statistics for Land Management, Basic Surveying and Adjustment of Observations, may be admitted into the Bachelor of Geomatics programme with advanced standing, on a course by course credit at the discretion of the Department. Holders of the National Diploma in Surveying from the Polytechnic of Namibia/Namibia University of Science and Technology the Diploma in Geomatics from the Polytechnic of Namibia/Namibia University of Science and Technology at NQF Level 6, an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 6 from a recognised institution or a pre-NQF approved Diploma over 3 years in the field of surveying/geomatics may be admitted into the Bachelor of Geomatics programme with advanced standing, with credits granted on a course-by-course basis at the discretion of the Department. Applicants from other institutions must submit detailed information on all courses in their previous qualifications, as well as contact details of three referees. Applicants may be required to attend a pre-selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the Department.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Geomatic data collected?

Geomatics refers to the methods and technologies used to collect, distribute, store, analyze, process, and present geographic data. Geomatics encompasses the fields of geodesy, geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), hydrography, mapping, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and surveying.

Does Legon offer Geomatic engineering?

The Department runs a degree programme in Geomatic Engineering which aims at providing knowledge in geometric measurements (surveying) of the earth’s surface.

What is geomatics Waterloo?

Geomatics combines computer science with geographic and environmental data analysis. You’ll learn to use tools, such as remote sensing, computer mapping, geographic information systems (GIS), and global positioning systems (GPS) to analyze a wide variety of information and make meaningful decisions.

What are applications of photogrammetry?

Applications of Photogrammetry. Photogrammetry has been used in various fields such as medicine, engineering, mapping, architecture, manufacturing, police investigation, cultural heritage, and geology. One of the most common uses of photogrammetry is creating maps out of aerial photos.

What do you mean by geoinformatics?

Geoinformatics is the science and the technology which develops and uses information science infrastructure to address the problems of geography, cartography, geosciences and related branches of science and engineering.

Who is a Geomatic Engineer?

Geomatics engineers design, develop, and operate systems for collecting and analyzing spatial information about the land, the oceans, natural resources, and manmade features.

Is Geomatics good Waterloo?

Yes, Waterloo CS is very good, but you make it seem like is the only acceptable school in Ontario to study CS. It’s not. There is not only one good computer science school in Canada, but many competent ones. Namely, U of T is top notch.

Is Geoinformatics a good career option?

Geoinformatics is an excellent career option for individuals from engineering and science backgrounds. This industry is growing at an impressive pace despite being at a nascent stage. The demand for proficient geoinformatics professionals in this field will increase in the years to come.

Why is Geomatics important?

That is why the appeal to Geomatics is a primordial and crucial step, because GIS technologies help in organizing data about natural issues and understand their spatial relationship associations and provide a relevant mean for analyzing and synthesizing information about them.

What does a Geomatics do?

Geomatics surveyors or land surveyors measure, map, assess, and collect and interpret information about specific pieces of land. They often work on land due to be redeveloped (built on) or on which the built infrastructure (such as a railway line) is due to be repaired – but not always.

What is field of Geomatics?

Geomatics is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering spatially referenced information. It encompasses the fields of surveying, mapping, remote sensing (LiDAR or HDS Scanning), photogrammetry, hydrography, global positioning systems (GPS), and geographic information systems (GIS).

What geomatics engineers do?

Geomatics Engineers design, develop, and operate systems to collect and process spatial information about land features, natural resources (gravel, stone, other misc. raw building material) as well as man-made features (buildings, bridges, industrial facilities (piping, steel structures, pumps, vessels, etc.).

Where can a Geomatic engineer work?

In the private sector, geomatics engineers work in small to medium enterprises or large multinational corporations with global opportunities such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, Trimble, Shell, Encana, ESRI, NASA, Altalink and others.

Is geomatics an engineering degree?

The four-year BSc (Geomatics) degree, awarded by the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, offers the following streams within the degree programme: BSc(Geomatics) in Geoinformatics, a four year Geomatics degree majoring in either Computer Science or Environmental and Geographic Science.

Why are Geomatic engineers important?

Observing the different interacting surfaces included in the dynamic state of the Earth using remote sensing and geodesy allows a geomatics engineer to monitor the planet for natural disasters and climate change and hence contribute to a feasible future for the Earth.