About our programme
The Diploma of Geomatics and Survey Engineering is a two-year academic programme that is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and designed to suit the local job market. It aims to develop theoretical concepts and professional skills in surveying, cartography, remote sensing, photogrammetry and geographic information systems (GIS). The programme focuses on understanding the theory and practice of geospatial data collection and management. Considerable emphasis is placed on practical tasks to provide students with the necessary skills to prepare them professionally. In addition, the programme aims to promote important generic skills in thinking, problem-solving, communication and self-development.
A central aim of the programme is to ensure that graduates have the theoretical knowledge coupled with the practical skills and competency demanded by employers. Other key objectives are:
- to develop a range of key skills including critical, analytical, practical, professional, and communication skills, to prepare students for further study and/or employment
- to provide a broad-ranging and stimulating study environment with clear relevance to the practical skills and expertise sought by employers
- train students to use state-of-the-art techniques, skills, and modern scientific technical tools necessary for professional practice
- effectively carry out primary map and geo-information production tasks
- enable students to work collaboratively and interact effectively with colleagues in carrying out Geomatics related tasks
- train students in a professional manner to enhance their employability prospects and help them towards a satisfying career in the field of Geomatics
- develop the skills necessary for life-long independent learning and acquisition of knowledge
A Diploma in Geomatics Engineering is awarded is on successful completion of Levels 5 and 6 of the Oman Qualifications Framework (OQF).
Delivery and Assessment
Practical–based learning forms an integral part of the programme because it is seen as key to enhancing employment prospects. Students will have opportunities to build on what they have learned in related disciplines, synthesise learning, and put this knowledge into practice by engaging in fieldwork and generating maps. In the final year project, students can choose their own area in which to conduct a Geomatics related study and produce a report following academic guidelines.
The programme seeks to serve the interests of those students who wish to find employment and work professionally in one of the fields of Geomatics following graduation as well as those who intend to use it as a step towards further studies. Sponsored students who graduate from this programme with return to work according to their professional or service contracts.