Diploma in Geomatic Engineering

Diploma in Geomatic Engineering

KP/JPS(R/581/4/0060)02/20

Intakes: June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 3 Year (2-long semesters per year)
Credits: 95

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ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME

Geomatic Engineering may sound new, but it is one of the oldest disciplines in engineering. It may also be known as Land Surveying.

We may have heard of surveying, digital mapping, digital photos, computer visualization, Electronic Distance Measurements (EDM), Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information System (GIS), remote sensing, photogrammetry, drone based mapping, satellites and laser scanning. These are all part of geomatics.

Geomatic Engineers are multi-disciplinary in their knowledge and are particularly needed in the development of a country.

What is this programme about?

This programme is a mixture of theory and practice in land and geospatial engineering.

You will be able to conduct all sorts of hands-on work, from simple land surveying, up to the advanced geographical information system and remote sensing application.

Geomatics is a term to describe the science and technology of earth measurements. It focuses on spatial information which is the digital connection between location, people and activities.

With the evolution of technology we have today, the collection, sorting, planning, design, storing, presentation and management are made easier.

Is this programme for me?

If you have a great interest in mathematics, then this programme is suitable for you as there will be a lot of calculations.

Students who are outdoor oriented would also love this programme as they will be involved in field work and site visits.

What will I learn?

This programme requires a variety of skills which includes computers, measurement and designs. There will be rigorous calculations needed in this area of study and work.

You will learn the basics of land surveying, as well as other spatial surveying including engineering surveying that is involved in all construction work. You will also experience processing the ground spatial data by using softwares and portray in 3D view.

Students will undergo 4 months of industrial training. Students will gain valuable industry related working experience through this training.

What should I expect?

A career in this field will include both office and field work. Students may also have the opportunity to travel around the world. If you want to be a part of an exciting, innovative and challenging industry, this is the right path for you.

Is this programme accredited?

Yes, this programme is fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

CHECK IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE

SPM Pass in SPM/SPMV with at least 3 credits (including Mathematics)
O-Level Minimum 3 Cs (including Mathematics)
UEC Pass UEC with at least 3 Bs (including Mathematics)
Certificate/SKM III Minimum CGPA of 2.00 with a C in SPM
SAM/HSC/AUSMAT TER/UAI: Average of 50% or higher in 5 subjects (including Mathematics)
CPU/CIMP Average of 50% or higher in 6 subjects (including Mathematics)
Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualification approved by the Malaysian Government

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Year 1

Astronomy, Cadastral Survey I, Computation I, Engineering Survey I, Mathematics I, Physics, Plan Drawing, Technical English I, Technical English II, Mathematics II, U1 Subject, U2 Subject

Year 2

Automation in Surveying, Cadastral Survey II, Cartography, Computation II, Computer Programming, Engineering Survey II, Geodesy I, Land Law and Regulations I, Least Squares Estimation, Land Law and Regulations II, Survey Camp, U3 Subject, U4 Subject

Year 3

Remote Sensing, Geodesy II, Geographical Information System, Hydrography, Global Positioning System, Digital Photogrammetry, Industrial Training / Project

HOW MUCH YOU NEED TO PAY

MALAYSIAN STUDENTS
Tuition Fees RM26,600.00
Deposit (Refundable) RM250.00
Insurance RM70.00/year
Other Fees Sem S/Sem
Library
Student Club
RM160.00
RM80.00
RM80.00
RM40.00
Total Fees (Approximate) RM28,500.00
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Tuition Fees RM26,600.00
Caution Fee (Refundable) RM1,500.00
International Student Administrative Fee RM4,800.00
Medical Insurance RM530.00/year
Medical Examination RM265.00/year
Visa Processing RM381.60/year
Other Fees Sem S/Sem
Library
Student Club
RM160.00
RM80.00
RM80.00
RM40.00
Total Fees (Approximate) RM36,800.00

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

This programme is recognised by the Land Surveyors Board MalaysiaSabah Surveyors Board and Land Surveyors Board Sarawak.

Note: The establishment of Land Surveyors Board is to ensure land survey services provided by licensed land surveyors are conducted in professional and competent manner. This is accomplished through the licensing and monitoring of individuals and firms deemed qualified to practice.

CAREER CHOICES

Graduates from this programme will work as Licensed Land Surveyors, Contractors and Consultants that are related to Geomatic Engineering.

Graduates from this programme may choose to work in:

  • Government agencies
  • Construction companies
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Plantation companies
  • Mining industry
  • Remote sensing organizations
  • GIS companies
  • Offshore surveying companies
  • Licensed land surveyor firms
  • Surveying instrument vendors
  • Surveying software vendors

MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME

How much will I make?

The average salary for a diploma holder in this field is around RM2,000 to RM3,500. But of course, your salary will also depend on the company that you work for.

Did you know?

  • IUKL is one of the few universities that offers this programme.

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