Geomatics Engineering

Master of Science (MSc)

Thesis-based program

Program overview

Under a department that is meeting a strong demand throughout North America for its graduates, the research-based Geomatics Engineering (MSc Thesis) degree usually takes two years of full-time study beyond a bachelor’s degree. The Department of Geomatics offers worldwide excellence in graduate education and in research, with students learning from faculty members who have earned an international as well as national reputation. Varied and exciting careers in geomatics engineering involve skills ranging from computer modelling and lab experiments to field work, providing a satisfying indoor/outdoor balance in one of the emerging information technologies of the 21st Century.

Completing this program

  • Courses: Topics may include physical geodesy, GNSS theory and applications, Earth observation for the environment, geocomputation and more.
  • Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original theoretical or practical research thesis.
  • Professional Development Seminar: Students take a professional development course on communication styles, presentation skills and more.

Specializations

Outcomes

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 master of science’s degree in geomatics will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.

Thesis-based program

Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.

Courses

Four courses and a Professional Development Seminar

Learn more about program requirements in the Academic Calendar

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

Two years full-time; four years maximum

Supervisor

A supervisor is required, and must agree to oversee the student's research before admission will be granted

Fees and funding

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


Supervisors

Learn about faculty available to supervise this degree.
Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.


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    Yang Gao

    Accepting Inquiries
    High-Precision GNSS and GNSS/INS Integration
  2. Derek Lichti

    Derek Lichti

    Accepting Inquiries
    Terrestrial laser scanning, 3D range imaging, Dual fluoroscopic imaging
  3. Kyle O'Keefe

    Kyle O'Keefe

    Accepting Inquiries
  4. Mozhdeh Shahbazi

    Mozhdeh Shahbazi

    Seeking Students
    Autonomous Mapping
  5. Michael Sideris

    Michael Sideris

    Unavailable
    Geodesy and Earth Observation
  6. Emmanuel Stefanakis

    Emmanuel Stefanakis

    Accepting Inquiries
  7. Ruisheng Wang

    Ruisheng Wang

    Accepting Inquiries
    LiDAR, 3D
  8. Xin Wang

    Xin Wang

    Accepting Inquiries
    GIS, Spatial Data Mining, Location-based Social Networks

Admission Requirements


GPA

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

None

Documents

A C.V.

A Statement of Purpose

Reference letters

Two

Test scores

None


English language proficiency

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

  • TOEFL score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based). Our institution code is 0813
  • IELTS score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version)
  • MELAB score of 80, or higher
  • PTE score of 59, or higher (Academic version)
  • Tier 3 of the International Foundations Program with minimum grades of B,C,C (Writing & Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency)

Deadlines

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

For admission on May 1:

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

For admission on July 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: May 1 application deadline
  • International students: Jan. 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

Department of Geomatics Engineering

ENE 228, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, ABT2N 1N4
403.220.4979

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 their website



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