Overview of Bachelor of Engineering (Geomatic) in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Malaysia
Geomatic Engineering is an area of technology for measuring, managing, presentation and analising the geospatial data relating the earth. Geospatial data are obtained from various sources including observation of satellites orbiting the earth, sensors that are in the air, sea and terrestrial instruments. These data are processed and manipulated using computer and latest softwares. Also included in the area of geospatial are the computer mapping, remote sensing for monitoring the environment and positioning as well as precise navigation using Global Positioning System (GPS).
Bachelor of Engineering (Geomatic) programme in the Department of Geoinformation, Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate, Universiti Technologi Malaysia is one of the oldest programme in Malaysia. Before 1994 the programme is known as Bachelor of Surveying (Land). This programme obtained full accreditation from the Board of Land Surveyor for Peninsular Malaysia and also from the Public Services Department of Malaysia.
To produce graduates that have:
i) In-depth knowledge in geomatic engineering, competent and skillful in managing geomatic engineering projects.
ii) Ability to use techniques, skills and modern geomatic engineering tools to solve geomatic engineering and related problems creatively.
iii) Ability to analyze, maintain, update and synthesis geo-spatial data for speci c purposes and in compliance with the relevant laws.
iv) Innovative attitude and initiatives towards creating an effective and ef cient geomatic profession.
Graduates that have successfully completed the program could have the following outcome:
• Understand the theoretical and practical aspects related to surveying sciences and mapping
• Planning and carry out the surveying work and mapping using the latest technology
• Maintain and updating geospatial data
• Professional attitude in line with the ethic and profession of a professional land surveyor
• Understanding and appreciating other related professions such as GIS and Remote Sensing
• Analysis geospatial data for particular purposes and abiding with the related laws
• Teamworking with other disciplines
• Able to communicate ef ciently
• Able to use the relevant information technology
Students who are registered to this programme are requested to enroll for 133 credit points throughout 4 years (8 semesters) of full time study.
Students will undergo practical training for two weeks known as Survey Camp programme (SGHU 2901) during long holiday period, and have to attend Industrial Training for one semester.
During the Industrial Training, students will be stationed at the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM) and Licensed Land Surveyors Company for 1 semester (i.e 15 weeks). Students will be exposed to several surveying and mapping activities. Final year students will be required to accomplish Final Year Project, which is equivalent to 6 credits.
The distribution of credit points are as follows:
No. Course Category Credit Total Percentage (%)
1. Core Programme 80 60
2. Elective Subjects 33 25
3. University Subjects 20 15
Total 133 100
Candidates needs to ful ll both general entry requirements of UTM and the programme specic requirements as described below:
University General Requirements
Possessed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper.
Obtained Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) with at least:
• Grade C (NGMP 2.67) in General Paper
• Grade C (NGMP 2.67) in two (2) other subjects
Obtain at least Band 1 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
Programme Specic Requirements
A. Minimum Quali cation of Ministry of Education (MOE) Matriculation/Universiti Malaya (UM) Foundation Studies in Science/Integral of UiTM
Minimum Grade C (CPA > 2.67) at matriculation level in any two (2) of the following subjects:
• Mathematics/Engineering Mathematics
Either one of the following subjects:
• Physics/Engineering Physics
• Chemistry/Engineering Chemistry
• Computer Science/Engineering Computing
B. Minimum Quali cation Candidates of Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) applicant:
Obtained at least Grade C (CPA > 2.67) at STPM level in any two (2) of the following subjects:
• Mathematics T, and
Obtained at least credit at SPM level in the following subject:
C. Academic Quali cation Candidate with Diploma/Equivalent
Obtained Diploma in Land Surveying/Geomatic from UTM/Equivalent with at least CPA 2.70
Candidates with CPA less than 2.70 but with at least 2 years working experience in the related elds are eligible to apply.
Obtained at least credit at SPM level or equivalent in Mathematics or obtained at least Grade C in any one of the Mathematics subjects at Diploma programme.
A candidate must send in full Diploma examination transcripts (all semesters) to UTM. Candidate is also required to submit a copy of the Diploma certi cate and of cial study con rmation letter.
Notes: The actual entry year and duration of study are subject to the credits transferred/exempted as approved by UTM.
Geomatic Engineering covers wide area of disciplines and many graduates joint land development and management companies that provide the survey for land ownership. Some graduates involved in land resource management,remote sensing for environment, engineering survey for construction, deformation monitoring, hydrographic survey for oil & gas exploration, and also in geographic information system (GIS).