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What will I learn?

Under a department that is meeting a strong demand throughout North America for its graduates, the research-based Geomatics Engineering (MSc Thesis) degree usually takes two years of full-time study beyond a bachelor’s degree. The Department of Geomatics offers worldwide excellence in graduate education and in research, with students learning from faculty members who have earned an international as well as national reputation. Varied and exciting careers in geomatics engineering involve skills ranging from computer modeling and lab experiments to field work, providing a satisfying indoor/outdoor balance in one of the emerging information technologies of the 21st Century.


  • Positioning, Navigation and Wireless Location
  • Geodesy, Remote Sensing and Earth Observation
  • Digital Imaging Systems
  • GIScience and Land Tenure
  • Energy and Environmental Systems (Interdisciplinary)
  • Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary)

Outcomes and next steps

Industry, government agencies, space agencies, research institutions and academia related to the following sectors: land and industrial surveying, mapping, land tenure, navigation, location services, aerospace, internet of things, environment and hazards, energy and natural resources, agriculture, biomedical, civil, mining, transportation, robotics, automotive, electronics, computer software.

A master of science’s degree in geomatics will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD


  • Energy and Environmental Systems
  • Positioning, Navigation and Wireless Location
  • Geodesy, Remote Sensing and Earth Observation
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Which department am I in?

Schulich School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Two years full-time; four years maximum)

Tuition fees
CAN $12,695 Program fee for first 12 months of study; International Continuing Fee: CAN $3,693; General fee 12 months of study: CAN $1,830
Start date

Expected January, May, July, September 2022


Schulich School of Engineering

EEEL 403, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary,

2500 University Drive NW,


Alberta (AB),

T2N 1N4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the grade of 3.0 (B+) on a 4-point scale in third and fourth year-level course work. English language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based) or 560 (paper-based); International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version); Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) score of 80, or higher; Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 59, or higher (Academic version).

For international students

Students must have a Minimum education of four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.

GPA: A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

English Language Requirements

  • TOEFL score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based) or 560 (paper-based).
  • IELTS score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version)
  • MELAB score of 80, or higher
  • PTE score of 59, or higher (Academic version)
  • By successfully completing Tier 3 of the University of Calgary's International Foundations Program

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.