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Faculty of Engineering
UNB Fredericton

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Geomatics program options

The Geomatics Engineering program is available as a major or minor as part of a four-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.

Geomatics engineer and/or professional land surveyor

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BScE) in Geomatics Engineering with the Cadastral Surveying Option
This degree is accredited with both the Canadian Council of Land Surveyors and Engineers Canada accreditation board and fulfills both academic requirements. (166 ch, 4 years)

Geomatics engineer

Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Geomatics Engineering
This degree is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of Engineers Canada so graduates have fulfilled the requirements to become a profession geomatics engineer in Canada. (160 ch, 4 years)

Professional land surveyor

Bachelor of Geomatics with the Cadastral Surveying Option (BGeom)
This is a new degree (2009) and is not yet accredited, so graduates would be assessed by the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors on an individual basis. (120 ch, 3 years)

Diploma in geomatics (D-GGE)

Diploma in Geomatics
Candidates with the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) can do the courses at UNB that are equivalent to the syllabus items in which they would otherwise write CBEPS examinations after self-study. (At least 30 ch, at least 1 year)

Geomatics education

Bachelor of Geomatics
Currently, this degree is not accredited but, as with the BScE and BGeom (Cadastral Surveying Option), it offers a wide range of topics including: remote sensing, GIS, GPS, ocean mapping, and land management with plenty of employment opportunities. (120 ch, 3 years)

The department appreciates the advantage of the combination of the training and education provided by a two or three-year diploma in geomatics engineering technology followed by a degree or diploma at UNB and, in most cases, advance credits will be awarded. While previous training and education is an asset, the department will look at all applications on an individual basis regardless of background.

Minor in Geomatics

Minor in Geomatics is offered to students in programs of study other than Geomatics Engineering and comprises a minimum of 24 credit hours (ch) of GGE courses