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Faculty : Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Program Name : Bachelor of Geomatics

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34 Option 1:20 (Maths + Physics + Bio or Chem) Option 2:22 (Maths + Science D/Award)


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade D in English Language and a grade of C in Mathematics and Physics, and a grade of C in any one from Biology or Chemistry, or a minimum of grade BB in Science Double Award or equivalent. For admission to level 200, applicants must have any one of the following: a) A-Level with at least grade C in Mathematics and Physics or its equivalent. b) An appropriate Diploma in Geomatics from UB or its equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2. Preamble Subject to the provisions of the General Regulations 000 and 200, the following Faculty Special Regulations for the Bachelor of Geomatics Degree shall apply. Entrance Requirements Admission into the Bachelor of Geomatics Degree Programme shall be as stipulated in the General Regulations Admission into Level 100 of the BGeom Degree Programme shall be a minimum requirement of BGCSE with a D grade in English and a C grade in Mathematics and Physics and any one of Chemistry or Biology or a minimum of Grade B in Science Double Award. Admission into Level 200 of the Bachelor of Geomatics Degree Programme shall be as stipulated in the General Admission Regulations. Applicants who are in possession of an appropriate Diploma in Geomatics, Land Surveying, Cartography, GIS, or equivalent and have GPA of at least 2.5 or its equivalent may be admitted directly into Level 200 of the Degree Programme. Admission into Level 200 of the BGeom Degree Programme shall be upon satisfactory completion of Level 100 of the Bachelor of Science General Degree of the Faculty of Science with at least C grades in Mathematics and Physics. Applicants in possession of an appropriate "A" level qualification with at least C grades in Mathematics and Physics maybe exempted from taking Mathematics and Physics from the Faculty of Science and may be admitted into Level 200 but will take Level 100 Geomatics courses. A student admitted directly to Level 200 Geomatics who has not completed Level 100 Geomatics courses must take them during their first year at the University of Botswana. Programme Structure The programme for the degree in Geomatics will be a single major programme that will extend over 8 semesters of Full time studies. It shall consist of a single subject called Geomatics consisting of the courses shown below: A course may consist entirely of fieldwork, project work, practical work, design, and seminars. In addition to work during the semester, a subject may include prescribed fieldwork or assignments during the vacation periods. Assessment Continuous assessment in courses shall be based on tests and assignments, and where applicable laboratory reports and field reports. The ratio between tests and assignment shall be 1:1. The ratio of continuous assessment to formal examination shall be 2:3. A project shall be evaluated by continuous assessment, oral presentation and/or demonstration and a written report. The ratio of the marks for continuous assessment, presentation assessment and written report shall be 2:1:1. Progression from Semester to Semester General Regulation 00.90 shall apply. Award of the Degree General Regulation 00.85, shall apply. (A minimum of 139 credits). Classification of the degree shall be in accordance with the provisions of General Regulation 20.4.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  PHYSICS PRACTICAL 1.1 Credits : 1
  GEOMATRICAL OPTICS, MECHANICS, VIBR. & WAVES Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS I Credits : 4
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  COMMUNICATION AND ACADEMIC LITERACY Credits : 3
  GEOMATICS I Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM, MODERN PHYSICS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS II Credits : 4
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS 2 INFORMATION SKILLS 11 Credits : 2
  COMMUNICATION AND ACADEMIC LITERACY II Credits : 3
  SURVEY CAMP I Credits : 2
  GEOMATICS II Credits : 4
  PHYSICS PRACTICALS 1.2 Credits : 1

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  ELEMENTS OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES OF CARTOGRAPHY Credits : 3
  STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING Credits : 4
  INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS Credits : 3
  ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO TOWN PLANNING Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  DIGITAL PHOTOGRAMMETRY Credits : 3
  THEORY OF SURVEY ADJUSTMENTS Credits : 3
  DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHY Credits : 3
  PROGRAMMING FOR GEOMATICS Credits : 3
  INDUSTRIAL TRAINING I Credits : 4
  ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS II Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  ENGINEERING SURVEYING Credits : 3
  GEODESY I Credits : 3
  REMOTE SENSING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Credits : 3
  LAND LAW FOR GEOMATICS Credits : 3
  ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS III Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO LAND ADMINISTRATION Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES OF GIS Credits : 3
  SATELLITE POSITIONING SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  GEODESY II Credits : 3
  SURVEY CAMP II Credits : 2
  DATABASE CONCEPTS Credits : 3
  INDUSTRIAL TRAINING Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  RESEARCH PROJECT I Credits : 3
  SPATIAL DATA MODELLING AND ANALYSIS Credits : 3
  ADVANCED LAND ADMINISTRATION Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  REMOTE SENSING APPLICATIONS Credits : 3
  ADVANCED CARTOGRAPHIC VISUALISATION Credits : 3
  GIS DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION Credits : 3
  DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SDI DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION Credits : 2
  PROFESSIONAL ETHICS Credits : 3
  RESEARCH PROJECT II Credits : 3
  CADASTRAL SURVEYING PRACTICE Credits : 4

Optional Courses

  SPECIAL STUDIES IN LAND ADMINISTRATION Credits : 3
  LOCATION-BASED SERVICES Credits : 3
  MINE SURVEYING Credits : 2

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
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