Precision surveying, mapping and advanced 2D/3D modelling for planning and visualisation are important for large parts of society. These are used, amongst others, in the fields of building and construction, air, sea and land navigation, by public authorities, and for monitoring the environment and resources using satellite images. Imagine the challenge of combining information technology with mapping, GNSS, surveying and geography!
The Geomatics Programme combines surveying and satellite positioning with information technology. In the course of the programme, you will achieve a good geomatics and IT knowledge base with emphasis on the use of different geomatic software, programming and databases. Geomatics concerns the processing of positioning data (“geodata”) by using digital techniques. Geomatics includes:
- Geodata measurement and acquisition;
- Geodata treatment, systematisation, storage, application, analysis, management and presentation.
Project work on specific issues takes up a large part of the programme, as well as practical exercises in surveying and the use of different advanced software systems. The programme also allows for you to work with online with net-based learning methods, giving you the possibility of managing adjusting your study timetable. The programme is particularly well suited for those who have a keen interest in data and modern technology.
The programme provides for the following specialisations:
- Property surveying and registration (in Norwegian “DEK”)
- Geodata production and management
- Satellite geodesy and triangulation control networks
- Planning, area, resources and the environment
- Setting out for building and construction.
The third year of programme is largely adaptable to individual students’ areas of interest, with the possibility of spending the Autumn Semester at one of several other educational institutions both at home and abroad.
Completing this programme qualifies you to proceed further to master level courses both at home and abroad.
Students completing this programme are highly sought after for a number of challenging jobs throughout the country. Professionals in what is often called the “surveying and mapping branch” are employed in building and construction, in the public sector (the Norwegian Mapping Authority, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, municipalities, defence and land registry), or with software providers, private surveying and mapping companies, consultancies, oil companies and power utilities. The percentage of staff in the private sector is increasing, partly because of changes in legislation concerning property surveying and land registration.
ECTS credits: 180
General studies + “R1” (or equivalent). Language of instruction is Norwegian
Semester fee: 750 NOK
Tlf: 61 13 54 00