Geomatics engineering is an academic discipline that deals with geospatial data in its collection, processing, and visualization. Geomatics technical persons in Nepal were mainly engaged in the land survey/ land management sector and as survey professionals in big construction projects. But with the advancement, its scope of application is expanding even more in the sectors like Photogrammetric surveying, Hydrographic surveying, LIDAR surveying, etc. Professionals in this field utilize highly sophisticated tools and technologies like Theodolite, Total station, GPS (DGPS), UAV, and Geographic information systems along with traditional surveying equipment like plane tables, chains, etc. As per the vision of CTEVT, Shankharapur polytechnic institute started the diploma in Geomatics Engineering course in 2073 B.S.(2016 A.D.) to reach the rural community level to enroll the students in this discipline and produce middle-level Geomatics engineering professionals with the ability to work in the collection of spatial data by the utilizing the present day surveying equipment and be familiar with emerging high-tech tools, be able to deal with the issues regarding the land management with the knowledge of National land-related policies, Laws, and directives.
Diploma in Geomatics Engineering (DGE)
This curriculum has the following objectives:
There are six semesters in total within the period of three years. This curriculum includes basic science subjects like physics, chemistry, and mathematics applicable in the field of Geomatics Engineering. It also includes language subjects like Nepali and English applicable for communication in the field of Geomatics technology. The course structure and the subject-wise contents that follow reflect the details of this curriculum. In short, this curriculum guides its implementers to produce competent and highly employable middle-level technical human resources in the field of Geomatics Engineering. The contents of individual subjects prescribed in the curriculum are incorporated in the light of the "must to know and must to do" principle.