Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology (Part-time studies)

School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing Diploma

Program Overview

Computers have reinvented the way we see our world. Surveying and mapping have evolved into geomatics—a growing field that uses satellite receivers, electronic survey equipment and computer software to map natural and man-made physical features, property boundaries and more.

If you’re interested in geography and exploring the world around you, if you like working with computers and high-tech gadgets and if you have a detail-oriented, analytical-type mind, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology program will appeal to you.

The Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology program is a three-year diploma offered full time at the Moose Jaw campus. You’ll take five academic semesters and participate in two Co-operative Education work terms.

You’ll develop knowledge and skills in the collection, storage, manipulation, analysis and retrieval of geographic data. You’ll learn how to:

  • Collect spatial data in the field using electronic survey instruments and satellite receivers.
  • Derive data remotely from aerial photographs and satellite imagery.
  • Analyze and manipulate aerial photographs and satellite imagery using specialized software.
  • Display and use Geographic Information Systems and digital maps.

You’ll learn from experienced instructors on leading-edge technology. You’ll participate in survey field camps, conduct applied research and apply your skills to hands-on projects.

The Co-op Work Term Advantage

Co-operative work terms are paid, so you’ll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it’s up to you to shine. It’s a chance to develop important “soft skills” in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.

Diploma to Degree

Use your diploma to ladder into a technology degree at

  • BCIT in British Columbia;
  • Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia;
  • Memorial University in Newfoundland; or
  • Queen's University in Ontario.

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Courses currently offered through part-time studies

Semester 2

CAD Drafting 1 (DRFT-390CE)