Geomatics Engineering Technology

Survey your way to success

Are you someone who loves the outdoors with a keen attitude to find out more about your surroundings? If so, Geomatics Engineering Technology may be right for you. Our practical two-year diploma will prepare you for a rewarding career involving surveying and mapping your environment using technologies like Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). While getting the 411 on the latest data collection techniques, you’ll be given that leading edge as you learn to analyze aerial and satellite photographs using the most up-to-date software. With our help and a little determination, you’ll land the job that works for you.

Geomatics Engineering Technology is right for you if you:

  • enjoy mathematics and computers
  • can visualize objects, distances, sizes and other abstract forms
  • enjoy working outdoors and using precise electronic surveying instruments
  • have good analytical, organizational and communication skills
  • can work effectively in a team environment.

Map out your world

With our small class sizes and experienced instructors, you’ll get the well-rounded education you’ve always wanted. We also mix it up by giving you practical experience in the field through projects that simulate the tasks involved in surveying, mapping and more to ensure you walk out of here prepared. A rewarding career in Geomatics is waiting for you.

Geomatics Engineering Technology: At-a-Glance
2 Years
Diploma in Geomatics Engineering Technology
Lethbridge College, University of Lethbridge, Athabasca University, NAIT, University of Alberta

There is an elective practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience. Refusal by the student to accept by way of legal contract these terms and conditions will prevent the student from participating in the practicum experience.

Using hands-on exercises, we will introduce you to surveying, mapping and data collection techniques. You learn how to interpret aerial and satellite photographs using industry-standard remote sensing software. You’ll also do fieldwork using survey-grade GNSS equipment and become an expert in the use of leading-edge GIS software applications like ArcView.

We’ll make certain you have plenty of opportunity to demonstrate your abilities in the field. You’ll work in small teams on projects that simulate the real-world demands of surveying, mapping and interpreting the relationship between different aspects of the physical environment.

This is a Mobile Learning Program that requires students to purchase a mobile device from Lethbridge College complete with program specific software. Go to for additional information.

Geomatics Engineering Technology - Cost Estimate
2016-17 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies*
Year 1$4,622$1,047$3,600
Year 2$4,709$1,080$1,100
* International students pay a differential tuition fee but all other costs are the same as those charged domestic students, see detailed costs.
* Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
Map Surveyor Training | GIS Technician Education | Geomatics Engineering Technology

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• 403.320.3468
Office of the Chair:  
• 403.320.3456
Office of the Dean:
• 403.317.3597

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