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Late applications for 2021

Geomatics is a division in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. The Division of Geomatics is considering late applications for study in 2021. (PLEASE NOTE: that applications for all other departments in the Faculty of EBE remain closed).

You will need to have mathematics (+-75%) and physical science (+-70%). Please see the entrance requirements.

To find out more about the degree, visit the Geomatics website

If you wish to apply to study in 2021 - you will need to complete the application form. You can access the Directions for Undergraduate applications here

PLEASE NOTE: Lectures for the first semester will be online but practicals and tutorials will be face-to-face so students need to be in Cape Town. The decision about the 2nd semester will be made during the course of the year.

You should send your completed application form to Dr Simon Hull

PLEASE NOTE: NSFAS funding applications and student housing applications have closed, so will not be available for late applicants.


Geomatics is both an applied science and a professional discipline. It involves an integrated approach to measurement, analysis, management and display of spatial data. Using the latest satellite, laser and information technology, geomatics professionals are involved in an array of activities related to:

Career opportunities exist in both government and private practice for graduates in the fields of surveying, land administration, geographic information science, software development, environmental science, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and other spatial sciences.


What is geomatics?

Geomatics is a varied discipline in which geographical information systems, remote sensing, and surveying are the three broad areas of specialisation.

Is it for me? 

To excel in geomatics, you will need a mathematical, scientific, and technical aptitude combined with an interest in geography and the environment. It is also an ideal career for people who enjoy the idea of working outdoors. You will work with sophisticated electronic equipment and computers and be involved in the areas of land development, environmental management, and/or engineering projects.

Career opportunities

Geomatics graduates have excellent employment prospects, with a shortage of professionals in surveying, geographic information science, and remote sensing in South Africa. Career opportunities exist for various categories of surveyors, planners, GIS specialists, GIS and GPS software developers, environmental scientists, geologists (who have a specific interest in GIS and spatial analysis), photogrammetry, and remote sensing specialists.