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Course Information and Fees

Diploma: Geomatics *NEW
Replacing ND: Surveying & ND: Cartography (GISc)
diploma

Geomatics *NEW
Replacing ND: Surveying & ND: Cartography (GISc)

Diploma: (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 computers, good spatial perception, and an eye for detail. An interest in geography is strongly recommended.

Surveying (or geomatics) is the science of surveying (measuring) and mapping the face of the earth. Mapping forms the foundation of physical planning and land development. A surveyor is responsible for the collection, representation, management and retrieval of spatial data (natural and man-made features on the earth).

GIS practitioners are responsible for analysing, modelling and presenting spatial information.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
To prepare students for a career in surveying, GIS and geomatics. Diplomates will be able to register with the South African Council for Geomatics.


Career Information
A geomatics practitioner will be able to do field surveying using GPS, design and create maps and analyse spatial information. You will work with 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.

Career Opportunities
Surveyors can practice privately or may be employed by state departments, land surveying firms or municipalities. GIS practitioners will work with mapping organisations, local authorities, planners and state departments.

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

Syllabus and fees
*NEW
Replacing ND: Surveying & ND: Cartography (GISc) (First Year)"/>

First Year



Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
25710 ZAR
*NEW
Replacing ND: Surveying & ND: Cartography (GISc) (Second Year)"/>

Second Year

Will only be offered from 2019
  • Survey students must choose electives: CSU260S and CSU261S.
  • GISc students must choose elective: CAR260S.



  • Semester 1 Only
    Compulsory subject(s):
    Semester 2 Only
    Compulsory subject(s):
    Electives:
    36980 ZAR
    *NEW
    Replacing ND: Surveying & ND: Cartography (GISc) (Third Year)"/>

    Third Year

    Will only be offered from 2020
  • Survey students must choose electives: AOE360S, CDS360S and SRV360S.
  • GISc students must choose electives: DQM360S, RES360S and SPA360S.

  • HDY360S is an optional elective.


    Semester 1 Only
    Compulsory subject(s):
    Electives:
    Semester 2 Only
    Electives:
    45120 ZAR
    Offering Type and Duration
    Full-Time / Three years

    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.