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BCIT programs will be delivered primarily online this Fall. Some programs and courses include components that require hands-on learning and, where that is the case, faculty will be notifying students on program webpages that some attendance on our campuses is required. We are developing remote and in-person solutions specific to the unique needs of programs and are taking all measures to ensure your safety and wellbeing. Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from a BCIT credential.

Geomatics is the art and science of measuring, storing, managing and presenting of geospatial data. It has a rich history and an exciting future, where rapidly changing technology is applied directly to the sustainable management of the world's resources.

Geomatics consists of a wide range of topics, including GPS technology, field surveying, cartography, geodesy, land use planning, photogrammetry, hydrography and cadastral studies.

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Our Programs

The BCIT Geomatics Engineering Technology Program offers a two year Diploma in Geomatics, with the choice of either pursuing a career in the Geomatics industry upon graduation or continuing for a further two years of study toward the Bachelor of Science in Geomatics.

Geomatics attracts students with an interest in mathematics, computers and earth sciences. Employment opportunities are often outdoors, but many students select from a wide variety of other career paths in Geomatics.

In addition to full-time courses, the Geomatics Department also offers part-time studies courses, allowing you to take individual courses at your own pace while you continue to work. A number of the online courses available from BCIT have been granted exemptions by the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors. More information is available on the dedicated CBEPS page.

Spend a few moments looking through the programs we have to offer. If you would like to know more about your options, contact one of our faculty members or visit one of our scheduled Information Sessions.

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