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Bachelor of Geomatics
Modes of Study  Full-time
Duration 3 Years
Level Undergraduate
Course Code 07BGEO


The Bachelor of Geomatics programme was purposefully designed to prepare students for a career as geomatics practitioner or 
technical  surveyor,  with  high  level  knowledge  and  skills  in  the  acquisition,  processing,  presentation,  and  management  of 
geospatial data. The aim of the programme is to train geomatics practitioners who are better qualified than survey technicians, 
but  not  necessarily  with  an  NQF  Level  8  Professional  Bachelor  or  Honours  degree.  These  practitioners  will  typically  work  in 
mining,  construction,  or  geoinformatics  environments,  but  will  also  be eligible  for  registration  with  the  Namibian  Council  for
Professional Land Surveyors, Technical Surveyors and Survey Technicians (SURCON) as technical surveyors.
The  programme  provides  a  systematic and  coherent  introduction  to  the main  theories,  broad  principles,  concepts,  data,  and 
problem‐solving techniques in  the  field of geomatics. The programme will enable students  to acquire cognitive skills, practical 
problem‐solving  skills,  and  key  transferable  skills  required  for  addressing  pressing  geomatics  challenges.  In  addition,  the 
Bachelor of Geomatics will enable students to develop a sense of social responsibility, and an understanding of the role they can 
play in land reform and sustainable development in Namibia and the Southern African Region.
Graduates  from  this  programme  should  have  full  regard  for  achieving  excellence  and  maintaining  the  highest  standards  of 
ethical conduct in the practice of their profession. Upon completion of this programme, graduates will be able to contribute to 
the attainment of national development objectives by taking up jobs as a technical surveyor in the public and private sectors of 

Admission Requirements 


Candidates may be admitted to the Bachelor of Geomatics programme if they meet the NUST General Admission Requirements, 
and comply with the following additional requirements: 

Applicants must have a Grade 12 Certificate with 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 4‐grade at NSSC Higher) for Mathematics; 
  • Minimum B‐symbol on NSSC Ordinary (or 4‐grade at NSSC Higher) for Physical Science; 
  • Minimum C‐symbol on NSSC Ordinary (or 4‐grade at NSSC Higher) for English First Language OR minimum B‐symbol on NSSC Ordinary (or 4‐grade for NSSC Higher) for English Second Language;OR, as of the beginning of 2021, 
  • Minimum A‐symbol on NSSCO for Mathematics (or d‐symbol on NSSCAS); 
  •  Minimum B‐symbol on NSSCO for Physics (or e‐symbol on NSSCAS); 
  • Minimum C‐symbol on NSSCO for English First Language (or e‐symbol on NSSCAS); OR minimum B‐symbol on NSSCO for English Second Language (or e‐symbol on NSSCAS).

A  pass  in  Geography  is  highly  recommended,  and  preference  may  be  given  to  these  candidates,  additional  to  the  above 
admission requirements. 

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.
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. 

Students  enrolled  for  the  Diploma  in  Geomatics  may  transfer  to  the  Bachelor  of  Geomatics  programme,  if  they  passed  the 
InSTEM  courses  Introduction  to  Mathematics  B  and  Introduction  to  Physics  B.  Students  who  fail  either  Introduction  to 
Mathematics B or Introduction to Physics B, will be allowed to continue with the Diploma in Geomatics, but will not be admitted 
into the Bachelor of Geomatics programme. Students will not be allowed to repeat the courses Introduction to Mathematics B or 
Introduction  to  Physics  B. In exceptional cases, upon application by  the  student and  recommendation  by  the  course lecturer, 
Head  of  Department,  and  Dean,  the  Registrar  may  allow  a  student  to  repeat  the  courses  Introduction  to  Mathematics  B  or 
Introduction to Physics and/ or admit a student into the Bachelor of Geomatics programme. 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.


Career Opportunities

Geomatics professional or surveyor, self-employed, or employed by a private firm, government, mine, construction or engineering firm; surveyor and/ or land administrator, performing land surveying and administration under the proposed alternative land tenure systems of Namibia’s Land Reform Programmes; geo-information manager, employed by government, local/regional authority, or private firm.

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