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Course Information and Fees

ND: CARTOGRAPHY (GISc) *PHASING OUT
(Replaced by Diploma in Geomatics).
national diploma

CARTOGRAPHY (GISc) *PHASING OUT
(Replaced by Diploma in Geomatics).

ND: (national diploma)

The aim of the course is to prepare students for a career in geospatial science where they will work with spatial information. Graduates will be able to manipulate data and provide information about the earth to planners, engineers, environmental managers and commerce.
Applicants should have an aptitude for Mathematics and Drawing, good spatial perception, and an eye for detail. An interest in computers and geography is strongly recommended.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
To collect, store and present spatial data with maps and in digital format. To design and produce maps.

Career Information
Geographical Information Science (GISc) is the science of capturing, processing, analysing and mapping spatial data (information about the earth).
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology is used to explore, visualise and analyse data. Computer-based systems bring advanced information management techniques to science, business and governments across the globe.
Prospective students will be interested in geography, computer science, maths, science, physics and information technology, have an aptitude for design, love variety, and working both indoors and outdoors.

Career Opportunities
GIS professionals are highly employable in a growing variety of careers using GPS (Global Positioning Systems), geodatabase systems, geo-information technology, satellite imagery and remote sensing – to enable effective decision-making in areas from urban planning, management of natural resources and the environment, health to emergency services.

Admission requirements

Undergraduates

For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements

Postgraduates

For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Competencies of a GISc Technologist
  • Ability to use a GIS tool in his professional everyday work.
  • A basic understanding of computers, software, database management, data models and a knowledge of the fundamentals of GIScience, concepts and terminology.
  • Ability to do spatial analysis and spatial modelling.
  • A knowledge of mathematical modelling, simulation and numerical methods.
  • An understanding of different application areas: physical, environmental, human/social decision making processes.
  • Understanding of GIS software technology and knowledge of existing source data and data quality.

  • Professional Registration
    The ND Cartography (GISc) is accredited by South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors (PLATO). Graduates will comply with the academic requirements and may apply for registration as a Geographical Information Science Technician leading to Geographical Information Science Technologist.

    Syllabus and fees
    *PHASING OUT
    (Replaced by Diploma in Geomatics).
    (First Year)"/>

    First Year



    Compulsory subject(s):
    Semester 1 Only
    Compulsory subject(s):
    Semester 2 Only
    Compulsory subject(s):
    640 ZAR
    *PHASING OUT
    (Replaced by Diploma in Geomatics).
    (Second Year)"/>

    Second Year



    Semester 1 Only
    Compulsory subject(s):
    Semester 2 Only
    Compulsory subject(s):
    640 ZAR
    *PHASING OUT
    (Replaced by Diploma in Geomatics).
    (Third Year)"/>

    Third Year



    Compulsory subject(s):
    2580 ZAR
    Experiential Learning
    One year work-integrated learning, after completing 2 years academic study.

    Offering Type and Duration
    Full-Time /

    Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

    For any queries get in touch with:

    Contact: Ms N Makengo - Departmental Queries
    Telephone: +27 21 959 6206
    Fax: N/A
    Email: makengon@cput.ac.za

    Contact: Ms Z Rawoot - Faculty Office
    Telephone: +27 21 953 8729
    Fax: N/A
    Email: rawootz@cput.ac.za

    NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2019 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.

     

    Disclaimer

    This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

    Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.