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
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
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.
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.