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School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Geomatics Engineering Technology

Sep 08, 2020
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  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
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Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 7 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of C in the course(s) or program

Once you've been accepted into the Geomatics Engineering Technology Program you can apply for advanced credit by completing the Transfer Credit/Credential Recognition Payment Form including Proof of Payment and submitting it to Dwayne Westacott, Chair, Geomatics Engineering Technology.

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Geomatics Engineering Technology provides education and training in the collection, analysis, storage, distribution and application of spatial (3D) data used in land development.

The program emphasizes the use of technology for data collection, including electronic equipment for measuring, satellites for positioning and computers for processing data. You'll learn how to effectively apply the latest tools and techniques to generate plans used across a whide variety of professional disciplines.

Prospective students should have a strong aptitude for mathematics and computer skills, and enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather. Strong organizational skills are also an asset.

 

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

Through the course of this 2-year diploma program, you'll learn how to make surveying calculations and become familiar with:

  • surveying field methods
  • cadastral studies
  • cartography
  • geographic information systems (GIS)
  • global navigation satellite systems theory and applications
  • survey plan preparation
  • effective communications
  • AutoCAD, MicroSurvey, StarNET and ESRI GIS software

As part of your field training, you can expect to spend 1 day each week using surveying equipment outdoors.

Enter the workforce with confidence

The economic growth of any country involves the development of natural resources, construction of public works projects and the expansion of urban centres. This growth requires trained personnel to locate and map geographical features, determine property boundaries for land titles, perform surveys to locate and build transportation systems, and lay out large industrial complexes such as refineries, dam sites, power lines, pipelines and other operations. 

Geomatics Engineering Technology graduates are in high demand, finding employment in both rural and urban environments.

Typical employers include:

  • legal survey firms
  • engineering consultant firms
  • utility companies
  • energy and resource development companies
  • federal, provincial and municipal government departments

Become a trusted professional 

Graduates of this program earn a diploma in Geomatics Engineering Technology. 

While enrolled in the program, you'll be eligible for student membership in the following professional associations:

After graduation and required work experience, you may also be eligible for professional accreditation by these 3 professional associations. 

Continue your education

You may also continue your studies after graduation by pursuing a Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management (BTech). Diploma grads can earn a BTech degree with just two more years of study. Full-time and part-time study options are available. 

Learn more about NAIT's BTech program

After graduation you can also receive advanced credit towards credentials at the following institutions:

  • University of Calgary
  • University of Lethbridge
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia Community College
  • St. Cloud State University

BTech - Technology Management

Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree.

Become a certified engineering technologist

Students of this program are eligible for student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

Have questions? We've got answers 

Student Service Centre

  • Email: askNAIT@nait.ca
  • Phone: 780.471.NAIT (6248)
  • Toll free: 1.877.333.NAIT (6248)

General program information

  • Email: get@nait.ca

  • Phone: 780.471.8910

  • Fax: 780.471.7088

Advanced credit

Students who have been accepted into the program can apply for Advanced Credit by completing and submitting the Request for Transfer Credit or Credential Recognition form. Proof of payment must be included with the application for transfer credit and submitted to Dwayne Westacott, Program Chair:

  • Dwayne Westacott, Program Chair

  • Email: dwaynew@nait.ca

  • Phone: 780.471.7799



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If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
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