This degree focuses on the systems and software for analysing geographic data about the world around us.
It is highly ICT-orientated and will appeal to students with an interest in technology, computing, mapping, geography and environmental management.
You learn a range of practical skills such as land surveying. You also work with data collected using mapping technology such as digital surveying and satellite imagery.
The degree is very hands-on, with plenty of opportunities to use our state-of-the-art equipment.
This combination of practical skills and specialist knowledge makes our graduates attractive to employers and we have exceptional employment rates.
This degree is accredited by:
Newcastle is unique in the UK in having this dual accreditation for its geomatics degrees.
This means that you graduate with a degree that meets the standards set by the industry.
This degree is part of a subject area called geomatics.
Geomatics spans geography, science, mathematics and ICT. It is a fascinating area of study for anyone who has enjoyed these subjects at A level or equivalent.
You are introduced to the subject area through outdoor and computer-based practical work. You learn a wide range of geographic techniques such as:
You also learn the mathematical techniques required to analyse and process geographic data.
You will have opportunities to develop your practical skills, using state-of-the-art equipment, particularly on our residential field course in the Lake District.
Another major aspect of the degree is an independent research project that helps you develop research skills and explore a topic that interests you in depth.
You will take part in regular practicals in and around Newcastle, as well having opportunities to attend residential field courses around the UK. These include:
Newcastle has strong industry links with a variety of companies in the land survey, offshore survey and GIS sectors.
This is reflected in the availability of work placements and sponsorship opportunities for our students.
Graduates from our degree are highly sought after by industry:
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As a geomatics student at Newcastle, you will join a close-knit community within the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.
Newcastle has fantastic industry links resulting in a 95%+ employment or further study for my course