The Master of Science in Surveying Sciences programme of the Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, provides an intensive training on the technical, analytical and professional aspects of modern and advanced surveying, geodesy, management, and environmental subjects. This postgraduate programme is tailor-made for the land surveying professionals who have a Bachelor’s degree in Surveying Sciences or an equivalent qualification with at least two years of experience in the field of Geomatics. Selected candidates are required to undertake coursework and a research project for the completion of the degree on a credit based system as specified in the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) established by Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka.
The main objective of the programme is to provide sound exposure to the state-of-the-art technologies, specialized in the management of practical projects, and the graduates will consequently become leading technical personnel in the fields of surveying/geomatics. To achieve this objective, the programme aims to provide the appropriate scientific understanding and extensive training in management and environmental subjects, in addition to advanced knowledge of surveying and geomatics. Further, the programme also aims to develop the transferable skills frequently sought by potential employers, such as those associated with verbal and written communication, and teamwork.
The academic staff of the Faculty of Geomatics is a diversely qualified group of experts, and the physical resources – e.g. software, survey instruments, reading materials – of the Faculty are unparallel to any international university. Having this background with years of academic & professional experience of the teaching faculty, the programme will be conducted in a novel manner so that the student gets hands-on experience with a practical based approach of teaching, which is applied to all course modules in general.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successfully completing the programme, a graduate should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge by applying modern concepts in geomatics and spatial and aspatial related data processing, including knowledge of related software.
- Analyse geo-spatial data from basic to complex forms, GIS based spatial data modelling, make judgments and propose solutions to related problems.
- Apply project management principles, methods and tools for planning and executing large scale multi-disciplinary projects, including elements of environmental management, industrial relations, contract law and financial considerations.
- Perform independent studies, identifying own personal development needs and goals, reflecting on own performance for personal, professional and scientific development.