Geomatics Engineering

Geomatics Engineering

Lassonde School of Engineering

Want to help create smart cities and find solutions to current real-world issues like COVID-19 tracking and autonomous driving? Geomatics is a field that collects geospatial data about the world around us and uses tools like land surveying, remote sensing, GIS systems, geography and computer science to help digitize the world. This knowledge and data can then be used to decide where buildings, roads and houses are built, power the technology of self-driving vehicles, assist in emergency and disaster management and much more. Blend your knowledge of science and engineering with information technologies to solve complex, real-world issues such as tracking a vehicle’s location within a city or determining land use from a satellite image. Focus on the science and technologies related to positioning and navigation, sensors, measurements and mapping, as well as on spatial awareness and intelligence.  

Our Geomatics Engineering program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

What You’ll Learn
You will start by learning the basics of geomatics, surveying and mapping, navigation, sensors and measurements to assist in building a strong foundation in this discipline. 

In third and fourth year, you will take more advanced courses that will give you the tools and experience to make a positive impact on the world. Select courses include: Geodesy, Advanced Surveying, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, Survey Law and Land Registration Systems, Advanced 3D Techniques and more.  

After second year, you can pursue co-op opportunities, gaining professional experience to get a head start towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer. 

Some Courses You'll Take  
Advanced Field Surveys 
Global Geophysics and Geodesy
GIS and Spatial Analysis
Global Positioning Systems
Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry
Digital Image Processing for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
Cadastral Surveys and Land Registration Systems
Digital Terrain Modelling

Career Paths Include 
Geospatial Engineer 
Mission Systems Engineer 
Navigation and Position Systems Engineer 
Mobil Mapping Specialist 
Cadastral Land Surveyor 

A graduate of the Geomatics Engineering stream may also be qualified for certification by the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) as an Ontario Land Surveyor (OLS) and (equivalently) an Ontario Land Information Professional (OLIP).

You May Also Be Interested In
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering
Space Engineering

Program Details

Offered by

Lassonde School of Engineering

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered


Ways to study


Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry


Summer entry