Geomatics Engineering

Geomatics Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc in Eng)

Why choose Geomatics Engineering?

Geomatics engineers ask questions such as: How are underground petroleum reservoirs found? Can we more accurately measure climate change through technology? How are aerial images captured for land use planning?

Geomatics engineering is an information technology discipline that deals with the acquisition, modelling, analysis and management of spatial data. Geomatics is one of the fastest growing information sciences, which means the techniques and skills you’ll gain will be in high demand within a wide range of real world work environments. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur in class, during tutorials, and through working on advanced-level projects.

This fully accredited program features a common first year, which consists of 10 courses in mathematics, sciences, computing, engineering principles, communications and design. These courses will provide you with a solid foundation for your engineering training and introduce you to a variety of engineering disciplines. You'll apply for admission to a specific engineering program at the end of your first year. 

Polytechnic transfer pathway
Students with an approved diploma in geomatics engineering technology can earn their BSc in Geomatics Engineering in just three years through our polytechnic transfer pathway.

Career opportunities

​As a geomatics engineer, you’ll have global opportunities to work in areas such as telecommunications, oil and gas, scientific research, and more. A degree in engineering can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or a professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or architecture.

Program highlights

Collaborative team work - Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects.

Engineering Career Centre – Access engineering career advisors and gain valuable full-time paid engineering work experience through a 12-16 month placement.

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Courses in this program

Computing for Engineers, Engineering Design and Communication, General Chemistry for Engineers, Spectral Analysis in Geomatics, ​Calculus for Engineers and Scientists

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Schulich School of Engineering is a bit of a hotbed for geomatics in North America. The professors and instructors are top of the line. And there’s also really practical hands-on work experience with the technologies that we’re using out in industry. You can work in an office, you can work on a boat, you can work on a plane, maybe you’ll be doing kind of traditional survey work, satellite navigation, helping cars drive themselves. You really can be at the forefront of whatever you want to be​.

Bryan L

BSc (Eng)’12

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