Last chance to apply for Geomatics 

19 February 2020

By Bongani Ramatsetse

Are you fascinated by the surface of the earth and the science surrounding it, then a career in Geomatics might be cut out just for you! This exiting career field should is not only a scarce skill profession with much need in South Africa, but also in other countries. 

Although most courses at the Tshwane University of Technology are already full, the Department of Geomatics within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment still has a number of spaces open for students who are interested to enrol for the 2020 academic year.

If you are keen to learn and study about nature and geographical related studies or man-made structures such as roads, bridges tunnels and dams, the department of Geomatics still has limited space available. Don’t delay, apply by Friday, 21 February 2020.  

The Bachelor of Geomatics comprises a range of study areas, including measurement, analysis and display of geographical data. Through the process of collecting, processing and analysing and interpreting data, geomatics uses the information gathered to learn more about the nature of the world. It also oversees the natural resources such as land, water and location with detailed information on among others, human settlements, for example cities, homes and farms sites. Geographical maps, are the most commonly known and used detailed information available.

Kovilen Reddy, HoD of the Geomatics Department explained; “The Geomatics Department is closely related to many of the Engineering fields and is also aligned with professions in the built environment. Graduates of the 3-year Bachelor of Geomatics, will acquire attributes that will make them highly sought after by various public and private industry sectors. Our goal is to provide the highest quality education to students in this field.” 

Prospective applicants will require an entry APS of 28 with a score of five for mathematics and physical science and four for English. The full admission statement is available on the TUT website.

Prospective students can contact the administrator’s office at the Geomatics Department on 012 382 5211 or  They are also welcome to go to the Geomatics Department in Building 3, Pretoria Campus, to enquire about the Bachelor of Geomatics programme and the application process.

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