Geomatics Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Course-based program

Program overview

Working engineers striving for excellence who seek to advance their skills should consider the Geomatics Engineering MEng degree. In this course-based program, students enjoy an academic environment that fosters award-winning student education and research. The largest geomatics engineering department of its kind in Canada, our Geomatics Engineering program has garnered international recognition. Faculty members include experts known both nationally and internationally for the high quality of their research programs, sparking a strong demand throughout North America for the department’s graduates.

Completing this program

  • Courses: Topics may include physical geodesy, GNSS theory and applications, Earth observation for the environment, geocomputation and more.


Industry, government agencies, space agencies, research institutions and academia related to the following sectors: land and industrial surveying, mapping, land tenure, navigation, location services, aerospace, internet of things, environment and hazards, energy and natural resources, agriculture, biomedical, civil, mining, transportation, robotics, automotive, electronics, computer software.

A course-based master’s degree in geomatics engineering is usually considered a final degree.

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

12 to 16 months full-time; six years maximum


No supervisor is required

Fees and funding

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.

Admission Requirements


A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Minimum education

A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.

Work samples



A C.V.

A Statment of Purpose

Reference letters


Test scores


English language proficiency (ELP)

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:


For admission on September 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: Jul. 1 application deadline
  • International students: Mar. 1 application deadline

For admission on January 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: Nov. 1 application deadline
  • International students: Jul. 1 application deadline

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Geomatics Engineering - MEng Office

Schulich School of Engineering
ENC 205, Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Contact the Graduate Program Administrator

Visit the departmental website

Schulich School of Engineering

University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Visit the Schulich School of Engineering website

Highlights of the Geomatics program

These stories from those involved in the program show what it's like to be involved yourself.

Trusted Positioning Inc

Tech startup with roots in UCalgary Geomatics Department

Trusted Positioning Inc., born out of the geomatics department, sold for $36 million

Steve Liang

Making the internet of things a universal force

Steve Liang, an Avenue Magazine's Top 40 under 40, is standardizing connectivity

Quazi Hassan

Using NASA satellites to predict forest fires

Quazi Hassan puts geomatics engineering to work making remote parts of Alberta safer