Institute of Surveying and Mapping

 

 

Bachelor's Degree in Surveying Science

This course has been designed so as to provide knowledge in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Hydrography and Cartography other than Geodesy and Land Surveying. It consists of subjects such as Land Law & Land Consolidation, and Urban & Rural Planning, which make it suitable for Land Administration as well.
The course participants are therefore allowed to option one of the five fields under this course i.e.,  Geodetic , Land Surveying, Hydrography, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Cartography.

Objective of the course

The main objective is to produce eminently suitable professionals in the fields of Land Surveying, Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System, Land Information System and Cartography. The degree programme includes industrial training component to enhance practical skills of graduates to assemble and assess land and geographic related information extraction and visualization for the purpose of planning and development of the country

Nature of the course
Full time
Course medium
English
Entry Qualification

Direct Admission from B.Sc. degree holders: Should have B.Sc. Degree (with Mathematics or Physics as a subject of the degree) or Information Technology (having passed Mathematics in GCE A/L examination) or civil engineering from a recognized university or institute recognized by University Grant Commission and have been recruited as an apprentice surveyor to Survey Department according to existing Sri Lanka Survey Service minutes.
         
                  Admission from the Departmental officers

Sri Lanka Technological Service (SLTS) officers in Survey Department of Sri Lanka who satisfy the following conditions are admitted to the degree progrmme.

a). Officers working and confirmed in their post in Sri Lanka Technical Service of Survey Department  and passed G.C.E.(A/L) in Mathematics at old or new syllabus.

b). Should have passed a competitive written examination conducted by the examination branch of Survey Department.

    The competitive examination consists of three question papers on the subjects Mathematics, Physics and General English of duration of three hours per each and each question paper is  with 100 marks.

      The candidates who have obtained 50% or more for each subject and having age of less than 45 years are
eligible for the admission.

Assessment of the course

Written examinations are conducted at the end of each semester for all the subjects taught during the semester. Also assignments, tutorials and practical examinations will be marked and considered.

Requirements for the award of the B.Sc. degree in Surveying Sciences

To obtain the B.Sc. degree in surveying Sciences from Institute of Surveying &   Mapping. Diyatalawa, an undergraduate must;

i. Satisfy the attendance requirement (The Institute expects 100% attendance. Undergraduates with less than 80% attendance at lectures and schedule study programmes will not be allowed  to sit the relevant semester examination and not award the degree)

Shall have obtained minimum of “C” grade for all Land Surveying Practical Tasks
Shall have obtained minimum of “C” grade for all major subjects (Land Surveying I-IV & Geodesy I-III)
Shall have obtained minimum of 100% of progress during the industrial training period

Must have completed the course within five (05) years period with effect from the scheduled date of completion of the course.

ii. Have a minimum final cumulative point hour ratio 2.000 at end of course.

iii. Have satisfactorily met all additional Institute and curricular requirement.

Awarded of Ordinary Pass, Second Class Honors (Lower Division), Second Class Honors (Upper Division), and First Class Honors Degree:
 

i. Ordinary Pass degree is awarded to students who achieve the minimum requirements listed in paragraph 2.5 above and have obtained at least “D” pass for all the other scheduled courses as shown in the semester course structure schedules applicable to the degree course.

ii. Second Class Honors (Lower Division) is awarded to students who achieve the minimum requirements listed in paragraph 2.5 above, and have reached a Cumulative Point hour Ratio of 2.750 up to 2.999 and successfully passed in all subjects at the regular examination except in not more than two subjects where he/she should obtain at least a   “C-” (C Minus) grade.

iii. Second Class Honors (Upper Division) is awarded to students who achieve the minimum requirements listed in paragraph 2.5 above and have reached a Cumulative Point hour Ratio of 3.000 up to 3.249 and obtained a minimum of “C” grade for all the subjects at the regular examinations.

iv. First Class Honors is awarded to students who achieve the minimum requirements listed in paragraph 2.5 above and have reached a Cumulative Point hour Ratio of 3.250 or above and obtained a minimum of “C” grade for all the subjects at the regular examinations.

v. The awarded of the degree and the classes will be assessed only from the performance of second, third and fourth year courses. The performances of the first year will only allow the candidates to proceed to the course.

 

Course Structure
a). Entire course duration is four (04) academic years and each academic year consists of two (02) semesters.
b). Students should complete 1st, 2nd, 3rd, year and 4th year 1st semester at ISMD.
c). Students are assigned to Divisional Survey offices of the Survey Department for their Industrial training in 4th year 2nd semester.
d). The curriculum-outline shows how everything fits together.
 
Course Fee

No fees are charged from local students, but will be charged from overseas students and the amount will be made known at the time of inquiry.

Scholarships/Financial Aids
Not offered by the ISMD at present.
 
Annual Intake

This will change from time to time depending on the requirements of the Survey Department. However special courses can be arranged, if there is sufficient number of outside candidates.

For further information
Director (Institute of Surveying and Mapping)
Course Content (in brief)

Cartography, Computer Science, Concepts of Principle of Surveying Sciences, Geodesy, Large Scale Surveying, Mathematics for Surveying Sciences, Photogrammetry, Physics for Surveying Sciences, Technical English, Adjustment Theory, Cadaster, Hydrography, Land Law and Land Consolidation, Land Information Systems(LIS), Geographic Information Systems(GIS), Modern Systems in Land Surveying, Remote Sensing, Urban and Rural Planning
For full syllabus see the curriculum.