Degree Programme

Introduction

With the new curriculum, the faculty offers BSc Surveying Sciences degree in five areas of Specialization. They are:

1) Bachelor of Science Honours in Surveying Sciences in Surveying & Geodesy

2) Bachelor of Science Honours in Surveying Sciences in Land Management

3) Bachelor of Science Honours in Surveying Sciences in Hydrographic Surveying

4) Bachelor of Science Honours in Surveying Sciences in Remote Sensing

5) Bachelor of Science Honours in Surveying Sciences in Geographic Information System

All students entering the faculty must follow the core courses (see Section 3.2) during the first five semesters. Selection for the specialization is done at the end of 3rd year 1st semester, based on personal preference and merit. According to the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) guidelines, a Bachelor of Science Honours degree needs to offer a minimum of 120 credits. In addition to that SLQF also stress that for every one hour of lectures, a student is expected to carry out at least 2-2½ additional hours of independent learning. For every 2 hours of laboratory work, a student is expected to carry out at least 1 additional hour of independence studies.

A student of the Faculty of Geomatics needs to obtain at least 133 credits to be eligible for graduation, of which 97 credits come from the common but compulsory core of the programme, with the rest from selected specialization courses.