Surveying and Geospatial Engineering Technology

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Effective July 1, 2024, our Geomatics Engineering Technology program is officially recognized as Surveying and Geospatial Engineering Technology.

Surveying and geospatial engineering technologists are the architects of the Earth's landscape, using specialized tools and techniques to map and measure features such as land, water and infrastructure. From figuring out where one property ends and another begins to planning big projects like roads and buildings, this exciting field is all about shaping the world around us.

At the heart of our program lies a strong emphasis on hands-on skills using the latest technology. You’ll have the opportunity to use cutting-edge tools including satellite positioning systems, electronic measurement devices, data from drones and specialized software. What’s more, much of learning happens outdoors. Students gain real-world skills by engaging in fieldwork and working on actual surveying and mapping projects.

As cities expand and new infrastructure projects emerge, there is an increased need for survey technologists to accurately map land boundaries, assess terrain for construction projects and provide essential data for urban planning and development. Additionally, survey technologists play a crucial role in various industries beyond construction, such as environmental management, disaster response and resource exploration.

Ideal for those with a passion for mathematics, strong computer skills, and a love of the outdoors, our program caters to individuals who thrive in dynamic environments.

Upcoming Intakes

Select your preferred intake to see relevant program information. Program details, including tuition and course information, may vary by intake.

Selection Start Date Delivery Mode Time Campus Length Domestic Status International Status
Sep. 03, 2024 (Fall) Hybrid Weekdays - Daytime Main 2 Years ((Full-time)) Open Limited
 
             
 

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Delivery Mode

  • In-person - All your class activity will be delivered in person, on campus.
  • Online - All your class activity will be delivered online.
  • Hybrid - Your classes will be a mixture of in person and online learning. You must be able to come to campus and participate remotely online.
  • Your choice - Your program offers a variety of class delivery options (in person, online, or a mixture of both) and you can select which type of classes to take. If you wish, you can complete your entire program either in-person or online.
  • HyFlex - All your classes are delivered for simultaneous participation in person and online. You can choose daily to attend your classes in person or join remotely online.

Time

  • Your choice - You can select class times and days that fit your schedule. There are a variety of class options for you to choose from including daytime, evening, weekdays or weekends.
  • No set time - No set class days or times, content is access on-demand. You can complete your studies on your own schedule within the scheduled class dates; may have set due dates and deadlines.
  • Evenings & Weekends - Classes are scheduled after 5 p.m. on weekdays or anytime on weekends.
  • Weekdays - Daytime - Classes are scheduled on weekdays, before 5 p.m.
  • Weekdays - Evening - Classes are scheduled on weekdays, after 5 p.m.
  • Weekends - Classes are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays.

Campus

Any in-person components of your courses will be delivered at this campus location.

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Length

  • Full-Time - This is the standard length to complete the program, with a full course load per term.
  • Part-Time - Students follow a structured schedule of classes so they can progress in their studies part-time while balancing everyday life.

Domestic Status

The program availability status for domestic applications is updated as applications are reviewed and assessed. Program availability is subject to change without notice.

  • Open - Program intake is accepting applications. If you apply and are qualified, you may be offered admission or be waitlisted. Open does not guarantee a seat.
  • Waitlisting - Program intake is accepting applications, but qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Closed - Program intake is not accepting applications.
  • Upcoming - Applications will open soon for this intake. View the upcoming terms for open dates.
  • N/A - Not available for this intake.

International Status

The program availability status for international applications is updated as applications are reviewed and assessed. Program availability is subject to change without notice.

  • Open - Program intake is accepting applications. If you apply and are qualified, you may be offered admission or be waitlisted. Open does not guarantee a seat.
  • Limited - For international applicants, the program intake is now only available if you already have a valid study permit.
  • Waitlisting - Program intake is accepting applications, but qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Closed - Program intake is not accepting applications.
  • Upcoming - Applications will open soon for this intake. View the upcoming terms for open dates.
  • N/A - Not available for this intake.

Credit programs that accept international applicants also meet the eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program, including programs with a Hybrid delivery mode. Each student is responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies.

Learn skills to become a land surveyor

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.

Surveying students

Career Outcomes

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. 

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

Courses and Advanced Credit

Current and recently admitted students can find information and updates about their program on their My Program page in the MyNAIT Portal. To monitor your course progress and the courses still needed to graduate, visit your Academic Progress Report.

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). Course(s) completed in a diploma credential will not be considered for transfer credit assessment for NAIT BTech courses.

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section, 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 Surveying and Geospatial 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, Surveying and Geospatial Engineering Technology.

Read more about advanced credit or contact us about applying for credit for this program.

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Want to learn more about this program?

Thank you for your interest! We want to get you in contact with the right person to answer your questions. If you are a current or recently admitted student you can find program and course information as well as contact details for your program on the My Program page on the MyNAIT Portal.








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