CPUT Diploma: Diploma In Geomatics Course and Fees

Course Information and Fees

Diploma in Geomatics
Phasing IN from 2024 – replacing National Diploma: Surveying and National Diploma: Cartography (GISc)

Diploma: (Diploma)

The aim of the course is to prepare students for a career in geospatial science where they will work with spatial information. Graduates will be able to manipulate data and provide information about the earth to planners, engineers, environmental managers and commerce. Applicants should have an aptitude for Mathematics and computers, good spatial perception, and an eye for detail. An interest in geography is strongly recommended.
Surveying (or geomatics) is the science of surveying (measuring) and mapping the face of the earth. Mapping forms the foundation of physical planning and land development. A surveyor is responsible for the collection, representation, management and retrieval of spatial data (natural and man-made features on the earth).

GIS practitioners are responsible for analysing, modelling and presenting spatial information.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
To prepare students for a career in surveying, GIS and geomatics. Diplomates will be able to register with the South African Council for Geomatics.

Career Information
A geomatics practitioner will be able to do field surveying using GPS, design and create maps and analyse spatial information. You will work with geo-information technology, satellite imagery and remote sensing – to enable effective decision-making in areas from urban planning, management of natural resources and the environment, health to emergency services.
Career Opportunities
Surveyors can practice privately or may be employed by state departments, land surveying firms or municipalities. GIS practitioners will work with mapping organisations, local authorities, planners and state departments.

Admission requirements

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For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):

Second Year

Will only be offered from 2024

  • Survey students must choose electives: CSU260S and CSU261S.
  • GISc students must choose elective: CAR260S.

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):

Third Year

Will only be offered from 2024

  • Survey students must choose electives: AOE360S, CDS360S and SRV360S.
  • GISc students must choose electives: DQM360S, RES360S and SPA360S.

HDY360S is an optional elective.

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ms N Makengo – Departmental Queries
Telephone: +27 21 959 6206
Fax: N/A
Email: makengon@cput.ac.za
Contact: Ms Z Rawoot – Faculty Office
Telephone: +27 21 953 8729
Fax: N/A
Email: rawootz@cput.ac.za
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2024 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 


This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.


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