Land Surveying Careers

The Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying is a four-year, honours-equivalent, professional Bachelors degree. It is accredited towards registration as a professional land surveyor. It also covers closely related areas such as geographical information systems (GIS), land information systems (LIS), and global positioning systems (GPS). These subjects are part of a growing science of geomatics.

Our graduates are sought after by both private firms of land surveyors, and government departments. Many work overseas and in other African countries. Future graduates could be involved in land development and management, geographic information systems, engineering surveys, applied computing and hydrographic surveys.

Geomatics is a new word {not found in the Oxford dictionary}, and is derived from the word geo, meaning of the earth, and informatics, which is the science of disseminating information. The recent introduction of geomatics is because of the “digital revolution” which has transformed the instruments and methods of presenting and transmitting information.

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