What will I learn?

In our Geomatics BA program, you will obtain intensive training in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (imaging from satellites and aircraft) and cartography, including web-based applications. You will apply advanced computer software and techniques to the challenge of understanding natural systems, addressing environmental problems and planning human interventions. Our program combines hands-on learning using the latest in laboratory facilities with opportunities to gain field experience and do work placements. Geomatics applications include the analysis of problems involving environmental and resource planning, land cover and vegetation mapping, market analysis, hazard mapping and education, amongst many others.

Through the use of geographic information systems (GIS), cartography, quantitative techniques, remote sensing and image analysis, Geomatics offers a powerful and versatile toolset. Geomatics applications include the analysis of a wide range of problems involving environmental and resource planning, land cover and vegetation mapping, market analysis, hazard mapping and education.

Future opportunities

In Geomatics, you will have a strong theory and application base that makes a range of career possibilities available to you. Here are some positions that have been secured by our recent graduates:

  • geographic information system analyst;
  • land use planner;
  • environmental scientist or consultant;
  • cartographer; and
  • web map developer.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$27,281.68 (US$ 20,617) per year
CAN $14,064.54 for Fall semester; CAN $13,217.14 for Winter semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected April 2020

Start date

6 January 2020

Venue

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

330 Paterson Hall,

1125 Colonel By Drive,

OTTAWA,

Ontario (ON),

K1S 5B6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants who have completed Grade 12 in the U.S. or in a U.S. overseas school, will be considered for admission to first year at Carleton University. The Grade 12 program must include at least four academic units and a minimum of 16 academic units must have been completed during Grades 9 to 12. A minimum average of B- or better is required for admission. For Honours or some limited enrolment programs, however, a higher average may be required. English Language Requirements: Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) minimum score of 70 overall with a minimum score of 60 on each band; Internet Based (iBT) TOEFL 86 (22 in writing and speaking, 20 reading and listening); IELTS (Academic) 6.5 IELTS (min 6.0 each band); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 60 (min 60 in each Communicative Skill); Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) 85 (min. score of 80 on each section).

For international students

High school graduation is the normal minimum level of study to be considered for admission to the first year of an undergraduate program at Carleton University. Academic performance in previous studies is the main determining factor for admission to undergraduate degree program.

Entry requirements vary country by country.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Minimum score of 70 overall with a minimum score of 60 on each band; Internet Based (iBT) TOEFL - 86 (22 in writing and speaking, 20 reading and listening); IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 IELTS (min 6.0 each band); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - 60 (min 60 in each Communicative Skill); Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 85 (min. score of 80 on each section).

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Sheridan College (Ontario)
  • Durham College
  • Fleming College
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About this uni

With a focus on hands-on learning and innovative research, Carleton leaves students feeling ready to make the step up into the world of work.

  • Quality academic programs, extensive co-ops and internships
  • Welcoming campus, diverse international student population
  • Excellent support services, dynamic student clubs & athletics
  • State of the art facilities, collaborative study spaces