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Tuition Fees:$3,323 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Geomatics (BSc Geomatics))
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

The courses given in the Geomatics programme comprise lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, computation sessions, and practical fieldwork. Students must show satisfactory performance in each aspect of the work to obtain a duly performed certificate.

Students are required to complete approved courses of a value not less than 576 credits and to comply with the prescribed curriculum requirements. Students may choose a stream in Surveying or Geoinformatics.

The Surveying stream is targeted at students wishing to register as a Geomatics Professional in a range of categories with the South African Geomatics Council; the Geoinformatics stream is targeted at students wishing to work in the spatial information industry and for registration as a Geomatics Professional with the South African Geomatics Council in the category of Geo-Information Sciences.

The design of the degree is outcomes-based, with a strong emphasis on the ability to plan, execute and report on Geomatics projects with demonstrated knowledge of underlying theory and the ability to critically analyse the project outputs.

Graduates are equipped to meet the challenges of professional geomatics practise in African and international contexts through excellent teaching in a research-led environment. Problem-solving, ethics, professionalism, professional communication and working in a team are critical outcomes.

Curriculum

First Year

APG1016H Geomatics I

APG1022X Practical Training in Geomatics

CSC1015F Computer Science 1015

CSC1016S Computer Science 1016

GEO1009F Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences

MAM1020F Mathematics IA for Engineers

MAM1021S Mathematics IB for Engineers

STA1000S Introductory Statistics


Second Year
APG2014S Geomatics II

APG2015F Geographic Information Systems I

APG2019X Practical Training I

APG2040F Surveying I

APG2041S Applied Surveying & GISc

MAM2083S Vector Calculus for Engineers

MAM2084F Linear Algebra and DEs for Engineers

PHY1031F General Physics A

PHY1032S General Physics B


Third Year
APG3012S Geomatics III

APG3013F Numerical Methods in Geomatics

APG3015X Practical Training II

APG3016C Surveying II

APG3038F Professional Communication Studies

APG3039B Spatial Data Infrastructures

APG3040C Advanced Spatial Data Analysis

CSC2001F Computer Science 2001

CSC2002S Computer Science 2002

CSC2004Z Programming Assessment

INF2009F Systems Analysis


Fourth Year
APG4002Z Land Use Planning & Township Design

APG4003Z Geomatics Project

APG4010X Geoinformatics Camp

APG4011F Geomatics IV

APG4012S Geomatics Management & Professionalism

CSC3002F Computer Science 3002

CSC3003S Computer Science 3003

Fifth Year

APG4002Z Land Use Planning & Township Design

APG4003Z Geomatics Project

APG4011F Geomatics IV

Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate

FPS 450

Mathematics ≥ 75%

Physical Sciences ≥ 70%

NBT scores of Proficient for AL, QL and Maths

International Students

A-level

• at least C for English at IGSCE/O-level; and

• at least C for Mathematics at A-level and C for Physics at A-level

AS-level

• at least C for IGSCE/O-level English; and

• at least B for Mathematics at AS-level and C for Physics at AS-level plus two other AS-level subjects with B symbols

Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC)

At least four Higher level subjects with level 1 passes in Mathematics and Physical Science

International Baccalaureate

full IB Diploma with at least a Grade 6 pass at SL or a Grade 5 pass at HL for each of the subjects Mathematics and Physics

Note: Mathematical Studies is not acceptable

OTHER NON-SOUTH AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS

School-leaving subjects MUST include Mathematics.

Applicants from some countries (eg Angola and DRC) must have completed the first year of a four-year degree programme at a university in their country of origin before applying to UCT.

Applicants with only O-Level and/or IGCSE subjects need to complete the first year of a four-year degree programme at a university in their country of origin, before applying to the UCT.

Applications will be assessed on an individual basis. Meeting the above minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission may be limited due to available capacity.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Geomatics programme can be found:
-Remote sensing
-Hydrographic surveying
-Geographic information systems(GIS)
-Laser scanning applications
-Mining surveys
-Engineering surveys
-Plane surveying
-Land administration and management
-Photogrammetry
-Geodetic surveying

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,323
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,323

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Celeste Wilson
Undergraduate Manager
 
Miss Carlyn Hewitson
Undergraduate Admin Assistant