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Diploma in Geomatics
Modes of Study  Full-time
Duration 3 Years
Level Undergraduate
Course Code 06DGEO


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  challenges  in  the  field  of geomatics.  In  addition,  the  Diploma  in  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. 


Admission Requirements 

Candidates may be admitted to the Diploma of Geomatics programme if they meet the NUST General 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, Physical Science, 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; 
  • Minimum D‐symbol on NSSC Ordinary for Physical Science; Or, as of the beginning of 2021, 
  •  A Grade  11  Certificate  (NSSCO  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, Physical Science, and English; 
  • Minimum C‐symbol on NSSCO for Mathematics; 
  •  Minimum D‐symbol on NSSCO for Physics; [101]Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ‐ Yearbook  2023 Or, as of the beginning of 2022, 
  •  combination of a Grade 11 Certificate (NSSCO) and a Grade 12 Certificate (NSSCAS) with a combined total of at least 25 points on  the Engineering Evaluation Scale, counting up  to  five subjects  that must include Mathematics, Physical Science and English; 
  • Minimum C‐symbol on NSSCO for Mathematics (or e‐symbol on NSSCAS); 
  • Minimum D‐symbol on NSSCO for Physics; 

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 English course Language in Practice


Career Opportunities

Survey technicians in environments ranging from traditional cadastral and engineering surveying to mining surveying, GIS, digital cartography, drafting, land registration, etc.

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