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Bachelor of Science (Geoinformatics) (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration4 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time/Part Time
Fees (International Student)USD11830/Course
FacultyFaculty of Geoinformation & Real Estate
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyArchitecture & Building
Stream RequirementsArts/Science Stream
Additional NotesUPU Code (for reference): TS46
Course Description

Geoinformatics is the art and science of gathering, processing, manipulating, managing, disseminating and applying geospatial data. The B.Sc. (Geoinformatics) programme is intended to produce professionals who are capable of using information technology (IT) to handle geospatial information for the economic, social and physical development of the country. Since its inception, as many as 556 graduates had successfully completed this programme.

Entry Requirements

Candidates need to ful ll both general entry requirements of UTM and the programme specific
requirements as described below:
University General Requirements
Possess Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or credit in Bahasa Melayu/
Bahasa Malaysia July Paper.
Obtain Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) with at least:
• Grade C (NGMP 2.67) in General Paper
• Grade C (NGMP 2.67) in two (2) other subjects
Obtain at least Band 1 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

Programme Speci c Requirements
A. Minimum quali cation of Ministry of Education (MOE) Matriculation/Univeristi Malaya (UM)
Foundation Studies in Science/Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Foundation Studies in Law

A pass with at least Grade C (2.67) in Mathematics and one of the following subjects:
• Physics
• Chemistry
• Biology
• Computer Science
• Information Technology
• Accounting
• Economy
A pass with credit in Mathematics in the SPM or equivalent exam.
B. Minimum Quali cation of Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) applicant:

A pass with at least Grade C (NGMP 2.67) in Mathematics S or Mathematics T or Further Mathematics T, and one
of the following subjects:
• Physics
• Chemistry
• Biology
• Economy
• Geography
• Computing
A pass with credit in Mathematics in the SPM or equivalent exam.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the programme may work as GIS professionals at various government and private organizations
related to land affairs. Among the posts that can be held are:
• Geoinformation Of cer
• GIS/Remote Sensing Manager
• Geospatial Database Administrator
• GIS System Analyst
• GIS Programmer/Application Developer
• GIS/Remote Sensing Project Manager
• GIS/Remote Sensing Project Consultant

Agencies that require the service of these graduates include:
i) Government departments that are directly related to geospatial data management such as Department of
Surveying and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM), Malaysian Centre for Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MaCGDI) and
Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (ARSM)
ii) Government departments that use geospatial information in their daily operation such as Forestry Department,
Department of Agriculture, Public Works Department, Department of Environment and Department of Town
and Regional Planning
iii) Organizations that are involved in utility works among which may include the Water Board, Telekom Malaysia
(TM), Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), Petrolium Nasional (PETRONAS)
iv) Private companies dealing with data acquisition and processing such as land surveying rms, software
vendors and digital data providers
v) Local Authorities (City Hall, City Council, Municipal Council and District Council)
vi) Other land-related agencies

Among the agencies that have employed the graduates of this programme are Malaysian Centre For Geospatial
Data Infrastructure (MaCGDI), Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (ARSM), National Institute of Land and Survey
(INSTUN), Malaysian Institute of Public Works (IKRAM), Putrajaya Corporation, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL),
Syarikat Air Johor Holdings (SAJH), Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (SYABAS), Jabatan Bekalan Air Pahang,
Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI South Asia) and Iskandar Region
Development Authority (IRDA).

The service of GIS and Remote Sensing professionals is becoming more important as more demands for
geospatial data handling are emerging due to the rapid growth of the country’s development. The graduates
of this programme can expect a very good future in their career and can always play their role in ful lling such

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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