BSc Surveying Engineering and Mapping

Program level: 

Credits (ECTS): 



Program starts every year, first semester.



Duration in semesters: 

10 semesters


The training curriculum for surveyors was geared towards producing professional surveyors for the mapping and general land surveying practices. At that time the duties of the surveyor consisted solely of spatial data acquisition and production of the same as paper plans or maps. It was deeply rooted in the fundamentals of land surveying, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, surveying, cartography, mathematics and physics. This situation has since changed. Surveyors apart from producing paper maps and plans now produce the same in digital formats. This information’s can now be stored in large databases incorporated in geographic information system environment. The scope of professional practice for the surveyor has also increased tremendously and as earlier mentioned has necessitated the change of name in some cases to Surveying and Geoinformatics. The technical system of Geoinformatics is a sum of techniques and methods for spatial data acquisition, processing, management, analyzing, representation, as well as applications. The parts of this great discipline are Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing and Information Technology (IT). The GPS is a modern positioning tool, which has substituted in several applications the classical positioning methods and is opening up a whole new world of applications. The more accurate mode (DGPS) makes it also a suitable tool for accurate positioning up to geodetic requirements. The GIS on the other hand are basically computer-based systems for the capture, storage, analysis and presentation of spatially referenced data. It combines the power of digital maps and database technology to open up a very big worldwide industry with useful applications.

Surveying and Mapping, which is also known as Geomatics, is a rapidly developing discipline that focuses on spatial information, i.e. locational information. It comprises the science, technology, and art involved in the measurement, representation, analysis, management, retrieval and display of spatial data concerning both the Earth’s physical features and the built environment. Surveying and Mapping/Geomatics includes the disciplines of land boundaries cadasters, geodesy, photogrammetry, remote sensing, mapping, geographic and land information systems, spatial computing, computer vision, and surveying business. It has applications in all disciplines which depend on spatial data, including environmental studies, planning, engineering, navigation, geology and geophysics, oceanography, land development, land ownership, land administration and land use management. It is thus fundamental to all the geosciences disciplines which use spatially related data. Students in Surveying and Mapping will be taught the principles and techniques of field measurements and adjustments, boundary, topographic, geodetic, route and construction surveys. They apply classroom knowledge in laboratory exercises with modern surveying equipment including theodolites, electronic distance meters, electronic total stations, Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite receivers, and optical alignment devices.  Mapping topics include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), photogrammetry and remote sensing. In laboratories, students develop maps from field measurements, design and layout construction projects, plan subdivision developments and establish horizontal and vertical control using satellite geodesy.  Microcomputers are used extensively in reducing data, planning field layouts, plotting boundaries, drawing (CAD) plats and map production.

Prerequisites & Requirements


Exit Level Outcomes

The general objective of the program is to train competent professionals who have acquired the required knowledge, skill and attitude in the areas of both Surveying and Mapping.

At the end of the program participants are expected:

  • To meet societal and technological challenges through the creation and dissemination of information, knowledge and technology, and the development and provision of innovative solutions;
  • To gain the knowledge, skills and expertise required for them to become Professional in Surveying and Mapping.

Demonstrate competency in one or more of the following Surveying and Mapping competency areas: boundary/land surveying, photogrammetry, GIS, cartography, digital mapping, cadastre and other related professionals

Individual Clients


Other stakeholders



Don't want to miss our interesting news and updates! Make sure to join our newsletter list.

Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact us:

  • MO to TH: 8:15 - 12:15 / 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
  • FR: 8:15 - 11:30 / 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Connect with us

We're on Social Networks. Follow us & get in touch.