GEOMATICS ENGINEERING PROGRAM
Geomatics engineers acquire, model, analyze and manage spatially referenced data and apply the knowledge generated to a wide variety of applications. Geomatics engineers monitor environmental problems by remote sensing, align high-precision industrial machinery, and manage computer-based information systems for land inventory and management.
Geomatics applications enable ships to use satellites and other modern techniques to navigate the seas with increased safety, geophysicists to find underground petroleum reservoirs, and rescue teams to locate ships, aircraft and land vehicles in distress.
What is the program of study like?
The geomatics engineering department at the Schulich School of Engineering is one of only two major geomatics departments in Canada and holds a reputation in the areas of positioning, location and navigation that is internationally recognized. After common core, students begin to select courses in estimation, geodesy, geospatial information systems, land tenure, photogrammetry, hydrography, surveying, remote sensing and positioning. A two-week field camp is held to familiarize students with equipment and geomatic techniques.
Geomatics engineering offers an exciting and diversified career with opportunities worldwide ranging from the telecommunication industry to geospatial information systems and cadastral surveying.