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Bachelor of Engineering (Geomatics) (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time/Part Time
FacultyFaculty of Geoinformation & Real Estate
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Additional NotesQE06
Course Description

Geomatic Engineering is an area of technology for measuring, managing, presentation and analising the
geospatial data relating the earth. Geospatial data are obtained from various sources including observation of
satellites orbiting the earth, sensors that are in the air, sea and terrestrial instruments. These data are processed
and manipulated using computer and latest softwares. Also included in the area of geospatial are the computer
mapping, remote sensing for monitoring the environment and positioning as well as precise navigation using
Global Positioning System (GPS).

Bachelor of Engineering (Geomatic) programme in the Department of Geomatic Engineering, Faculty of
Geoinformation and Real Estate, Universiti Technologi Malaysia is one of the oldest programme in Malaysia.
Before 1994 the programme is known as Bachelor of Surveying (Land).

This programme obtained full accreditation from the Board of Land Surveyor for Peninsular Malaysia and also
from the Public Services Department of Malaysia.


Students who are registered to this programme are requested to enroll for 133 credit points throughout 4 years
(8 semesters) of full time study.

Students will undergo practical training for two weeks known as Survey Camp programme (SGHU 2901) during
long holiday period, and have to attend Industrial Training for one semester.

During the Industrial Training, students will be stationed at the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia
(JUPEM) and Licensed Land Surveyors Company for 1 semester (i.e 15 weeks). Students will be exposed to
several surveying and mapping activities. Final year students will be required to accomplish Final Year Project,
which is equivalent to 6 credits.

The distribution of credit points are as follows:
No.           Course Category         Credit Total                   Percentage (%)
1.              Core Programme                         80                                             60
2.              Elective Subjects                         33                                              25
3.              University Subjects                    20                                             15
                  Total                                              133                                          100

Entry Requirements

Candidates needs to ful ll both general entry requirements of UTM and the programme speci c
re quirements as described below:
University General Requirements
Possessed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or credit in Bahasa
Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper.
Obtained 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).

Career Prospects

Geomatic Engineering covers wide area of disciplines and many graduates joint land development and management
companies that provide the survey for land ownership. Some graduates involved in land resource management,
remote sensing for environment, engineering survey for construction, deformation monitoring, hydrographic
survey for oil & gas exploration, and also in geographic information system (GIS).

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

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