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Bachelor of Geomatics Honours
Modes of Study  Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 08GEOH


 The main aim of the Bachelor of Geomatics Honours programme is to equip graduates with high level knowledge and skills in the 
acquisition, processing,  presentation, and management  of geospatial data. Graduates  from  this programme will  be eligible  to 
apply for registration as professional land surveyors, subject to conditions as prescribed by the Namibian Council for Professional 
Land Surveyors, Technical Surveyors and Survey Technicians (SURCON).
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Geomatics Honours programme, graduates should be able to:

  •  Perform  advanced  surveying  and  mapping  operations,  using  a  wide  variety  of  equipment,  software  and  techniques, under a wide variety of conditions; 
  • Apply analytical, critical and problem solving skills to acquire, process, analyse and present survey data; 
  • Resolve complex boundary issues and disputes using advanced cadastral surveying principles and methods; 
  • Produce professional survey diagrams, plans and maps (cadastral and topographic); 
  • Use and develop software applications for the processing and analysis of survey observations and coordinates; 
  • Plan and execute research of an applied nature requiring a wide range of advanced surveying and analysis techniques; 
  • Manage the effective and efficient acquisition, processing, presentation and maintenance of spatial data; 
  • Perform and manage advanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Geodetic Control surveys; 
  • Present and communicate academic or professional work effectively, catering for a wide range of audiences and/or in diverse genres.


Admission Requirements 

In order to be admitted to this programme, applicants must have a Bachelor of Geomatics degree from NUST, or an equivalent 
qualification  from  a  recognised  institution,  with  an  average  mark  of  at  least  60%  for  the  following  (or  equivalent)  courses: 
Engineering Mathematics 2, Surveying 4, Geodesy, and Geographic Information System 3. 

Applicants  from  other  institutions must  submit  detailed  information  on  all  courses  in  their  previous  qualifications,  as  well  as 
contact details of three referees. The latter also applies to applicants who have been working in the geomatics field subsequent 
to obtaining their previous qualifications.
Holders of a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics from the Polytechnic of Namibia may be admitted into this Honours programme 
but will have to pass the additional course Engineering Mathematics 2 before they can register for the Honours programme.
Holders  of  the  old  NUST  Bachelor  of  Geomatics  (phasing  out  end  of  2022),  Bachelor  of  Science  in  Geomatics,  or  equivalent 
qualification  from  other  recognised  institutions  that  did  not  include  Geodesy  as  a  course  at  an  undergraduate  level,  may  be 
admitted into this programme. Applicants in these categories will be required to register for the out‐phasing Geodetic Surveying 
(GDS811S) course instead of Environmental Remote Sensing (ERS810S), if they wish to be eligible for registration with SURCON 
as Professional Land Surveyor on successful completion of the Honours programme.
Applicants may be required to pass a pre‐selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the Department. All admissions are 
at the discretion of the Department. Exceptions may be approved by the Department.


Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Geomatics Honours graduate will typically be employed in any of the following positions: 

Professional land surveyor, specialising in cadastral surveys, employed by a private survey firm or Government (Central, Local or Regional), or self-employed; Geomatics professional or surveyor, employed by a private survey firm, Government (Central, Local or Regional), mine, construction or engineering firm, or self-employed; Cadastral surveyor employed in a ‘Land Rights Office’, as proposed under the new Flexible Land Tenure System; Geo-information Manager, employed by Government (Central, Local or Regional), private firm or self-employed.

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