Bachelor of Geomatics

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The Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, in the Faculty of Engineering, offers a non-engineering baccalaureate degree, Bachelor of Geomatics.

NOTE: For Department information, see the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Geomatics Engineering) Program section.

Even though admission to the Geomatics degree may be granted after completion of the appropriate secondary school courses, it is preferred that applicants have successfully completed a programme of geomatics engineering technology (GET) or its equivalent. Usually, at least two years in duration, the GET diploma should have included or have been supplemented with courses in calculus, computer science, and probability and statistics at a level equivalent to first-year university. Some advanced credit for those academic efforts, or for academic efforts at any other form of post-secondary education, may then be given.

The recommended first-year calculus courses for students who have obtained a passing score on the Department of Mathematics and Statistics placement test (offered during the orientation session at the beginning of the fall term) are MATH 1003 and MATH 1013. Students with insufficient scores may be required to take remedial mathematics courses, which may prolong their studies at UNB because of prerequisite sequencing.

The Bachelor of Geomatics cannot be obtained after having completed the Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Geomatics Engineering.


With a minimum of 120 credit hours (ch) in the Geomatics program, students are required to complete:

a. a core of mathematics, computer science, general science, and geomatics subjects; and
b. a minimum of 9 ch of approved technical electives, with at least 6 ch of GGE 5000 level courses.
Credit hours for courses are listed in the course descriptions portion of the calendar.

A minimum grade of C is required for all courses to be used as credit toward the degree.

Students who have previous post-secondary educational efforts are advised to write to the Chair of the Department for information on credits that may be awarded.

Students who wish to academically prepare to become professional land surveyors should follow the Cadastral Surveying Option outlined below.

The program has been designed to be completed in 6 terms, with reasonable course loads. Students may proceed at a slower rate but all requirements must be completed within 8 consecutive years. Detailed program information is available from the Department. 


Descriptions of courses offered by the various Departments are given in the "Fredericton Courses" Section of this Calendar.

Core Courses (all required)

CE 3963 Engineering Economy
CS 1003 Programming and Problem Solving for Engineers
CS 3113 Numerical Methods
ECON 1073 Economics for Engineers
ENGG 4013 Law and Ethics for Engineers
GGE 1001 Introduction to Geodesy & Geomatics
GGE 2012 Advanced Surveying
GGE 2013 Advanced Surveying Practicum or GGE 2014 Advanced Surveying Practicum (Off-Campus)
GGE 2501 Land Administration I
GGE 3022 Survey Design and Analysis
GGE 3023 Survey Design Practicum or GGE 3024 Survey Design Practicum (Off-Campus)
GGE 3042 Introduction to Global Navigation Satellite Systems
GGE 3111 Introduction to Adjustment Calculus
GGE 3122 Advanced Adjustment Calculus
GGE 3202 Geodesy I
GGE 3342 Remote Sensing
GGE 3353 Ocean Mapping
GGE 3423 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GGE 3700 Survey Project and Report
GGE 4211 Geodesy II
GGE 4303 LiDAR Fundamentals
GGE 4313 Photogrammetry
GGE 4423 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GGE 4513 Survey Law I
MATH 1003 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
MATH 1013 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
MATH 1503 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MATH 2513 Multivariable Calculus for Engineers
STAT 2593 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
TME 3313 Managing Engineering & Information Technology Projects

Technical Electives

GGE 5011 Oceanography, Tides, and Water Levels
GGE 5012 Marine Geology and Geophysics
GGE 5022 Precision Surveying
GGE 5042 Kinematic Positioning
GGE 5083 Hydrographic Field Operations
GGE 5222 Gravity Field in Geomatics
GGE 5242 Global Navigation Satellite Systems for Geodesy
GGE 5311 Advanced Hydrography
GGE 5322 Computer Vision - Methods and Implementation
GGE 5341 Machine Learning and AI in Geomatics
GGE 5401 Geospatial Development
GGE 5402 Geographic Databases
GGE 5404 Online Spatial Data Handling
GGE 5405 Introduction to Big Data & Data Science
GGE 5410 3D Geographic Information Systems
GGE 5415 Real-Time Mobility Data Analytics
GGE 5522 Survey Law II
GGE 5833 Land Use Planning for Geomatics
GGE 5901 Special Studies in Geomatics I
GGE 5902 Special Studies in Geomatics II
GGE 5903 Special Studies in Geomatics III

Other technical electives may be taken subject to Departmental approval. Students are cautioned that not all technical electives may be offered every year.

Cadastral Surveying Option within Geomatics

Students who complete a Bachelor of Geomatics at UNB with GGE 5833GGE 5022 and GGE 5521 or GGE 5522, will have the following notation placed on their UNB transcripts: “COMPLETED CADASTRAL SURVEYING OPTION”. This option has been accredited by the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors.