University of New Brunswick Geomatics Engineering

UNB Geomatics Engineering

University of New Brunswick – UNB Geomatics Engineering

Surveying has been taught at the University of New Brunswick (formerly King’s College) since 1840 when William Brydone Jack, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy provided in surveying as part of his mathematics curriculum*. In 1859 when UNB was officially created, an undergraduate course in civil engineering and surveying was initiated. Since then, the meaning of “surveying engineering” has undergone a radical change and so has the geomatics programs at UNB .

UNB is one of two Canadian schools in Canada that offer degrees in Geomatics Engineering.

UNB Geomatics EngineeringAt the undergraduate level, UNB offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering (B.Sc.E.(Geomatics Engineering)) program. Within this program, the Cadastral Surveying Option is available. This option is recognized by the Canadian Council of Land Surveyors. Four specified technical elective courses are required to have the notation, “Completed Cadastral Surveying Option,” placed on the UNB transcript.

At the graduate program level, UNB offers the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc.E.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs. There are six major fields of specialization: namely, advanced engineering, mining surveying, and metrology; cadastral, land information, geographic information systems, and digital mapping; geodesy and precision navigation; hydrography and ocean mapping; mapping, charting, and geodesy; and photogrammetry and remote sensing.

Two certificates in hydrographic surveying and a number of diploma programs are also offered by the Department. These are:UNB Geomatics Engineering

  • Certificate of Academic Proficiency in Hydrographic Surveying
  • Certificate of Field Proficiency in Hydrographic Surveying
  • Diploma in Geomatics Engineering with specialization in any one of:
    • Cadastral studies
    • Engineering and exploration surveying
    • Geodetic surveying
    • Mapping and geographic information
    • Program Name: Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering

See the UNB undergraduate calendar for more information.



Geomatics at Ryerson University

Ryerson University Geomatics

Ryerson University Geomatics

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Geographic Analysis, Post-Graduate GIS Certificates, Master of Spatial Analysis (MSA), Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree in Civil Engineering (with a Geomatics Engineering option)

Ryerson University located in Toronto, Ontario is probably best known as a public research University. The university is composed of 31,000+ undergraduate students, 2,200+ graduate students, and 65,000+ continuing education students. The institute has built a solid reputation over the years and is well known for the programs that it offers with the majority of them emphasizing applicable hands on skills and training. As a result, Ryerson University has established it self with a reputation for producing career ready graduates ready for the work place.

Ryerson University offers a number of various options to people who want to pursue a Geomatics career with several programs witch we cover here briefly. If you are in the Toronto area and want to study Geomatics then you should contact the web sites and contact people mentioned to find out more information to help aid your decision.

Contact Info: Each program has a different contact person, so click on the program below that you wish to obtain the contact information for:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Geographic Analysis
  • Post-Graduate GIS Certificates
  • Master of Spatial Analysis (MSA)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree in Civil Engineering (with a Geomatics Engineering option)

Ryerson University Geomatics

York University – GIS and Remote Sensing

Get certified by York University’s Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Remote Sensing. This program understands that together GIS and remote sensing are the backbone to many decision-making systems and location-based services emerging in the decades to come.

Is your GIS program listed?

One of the goals of Canadian GIS & Geomatics is to promote education programs in Canada. Currently we have about 25 different Universities & Colleges on our site that offer education related to GIS and Geomatics. However if you are currently in a GIS program or know of one that we have yet to post on the site then we would be interested in hearing more about it from you, so we can share that information with others.