The Diploma in Geomatics programme was purposefully designed to prepare students for a career as survey technician, with specialised knowledge and skills in the acquisition, processing, presentation, and management of geospatial data.
The programme provides a systematic and coherent introduction to the main theories, broad principles, concepts, data, and problem-solving techniques in the main cognate area, i.e. Geomatics. The programme will enable students to acquire cognitive skills, practical problem-solving skills, and key transferable skills that are necessary for addressing pressing challenges in the field of Geomatics.
Candidates may be admitted to the Diploma in Geomatics programme if they meet the general Polytechnic admission requirements, and comply with the following additional requirements:
A Grade 12 Certificate (or equivalent) with a combined total of at least 25 points on the Engineering Evaluation Scale, counting up to five subjects that must include Mathematics and English, in NSSC Higher or Ordinary, or a combination of the two examinations;
Minimum C-symbol on NSSC Ordinary (or 4-symbol at NSSC Higher) for Mathematics;
A pass in the Grade 12 subjects Physical Science and/or Geography, or related subjects, is highly recommended, and preference may be given to candidates with these results, additional to the above admission requirements;
Must be medically and physically fit for fieldwork, which forms an integral part of the programme.
Mature Age Students may be admitted in terms of the Mature Age Entry Scheme. Selection for mature age entry will be by means of appropriate written entrance tests, three years work experience, satisfactory references, as well as gaining entry into the course English in Practice.