What will I learn?

Geomatic Engineering is an area of technology for measuring, managing, presentation and analyzing 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 software. 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.

Programme Goal

The goal of the programme is to produce graduate that is knowledgeable, expert and skillful in the field of geomatic engineering as well as capable of managing, administrating, updating geospatial data professionally.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PO)

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

• Team working with other disciplines

• Able to communicate efficiently

• Able to use the relevant information technology

Career Opportunities

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).

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Semester 1 fees: RM 7,550; semester 2 – 8 fees: RM 37,800; Total fees: RM 34,550
Start date

Expected February, September 2021


Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Level 1, Block S19,



81310, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘A’ Level , Diploma in the related field or other equivalent pre-university examinations. English Language requirements: A minimum score of 500 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (or TOEFL (IBT) > 59) or an overall band score of 5.5 in IELTS (Academic) or an overall band score of 5.5 in TEEP (UTMSPACE) or an overall band score of 3 in MUET (STPM holder) or Completion of ELS Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) Level 107 or higher.

For international students

A Senior High School Certificate/Senior Secondary School/other equivalent pre-university qualifications from government schools (with a period of at least 12 years of study from primary to higher secondary)

Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Applicant must fulfill one of the options below:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - The minimum scores of 500 (PBT TOEFL) or 59 (IBT TOEFL)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - A minimum overall score of 5.5 in IELTS (Academic)

Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR) - The minimum scale of B2 in CEFR

ELS Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) - Completion of Level 107 or higher

Malaysian University English Test (MUET) – for STPM holder only: The minimum band 3 and above