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Geomatics (BA)

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School:Carleton University
Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Cartography
Description:From Google Maps to GPS navigation to global vegetation and water monitoring, geomatics deals with the acquisition, management, analysis and display of geographic information. In our Geomatics BA program, you will obtain intensive training in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (imaging from satellites and aircraft) and cartography, including web-based applications. You will apply advanced computer software and techniques to the challenge of understanding natural systems, addressing environmental problems and planning human interventions. Our program combines hands-on learning, using the latest in laboratory facilities, with opportunities to gain field experience and do work placements. Geomatics applications include the analysis of problems involving environmental and resource planning, land cover and vegetation mapping, market analysis, hazard mapping and education, amongst many others.

Geomatics can also be taken as a Bachelor of Science program. An Honours program and a minor in Geomatics are offered.
URL:Geomatics (BA) at Carleton University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,261
International: $29,023
Careers:Land Surveyors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73 to 76
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 10, 2021

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