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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
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.

Annual Intake
This will depend mainly on the requirement of the Survey Department.
For further information
Director (Institute of Surveying and Mapping)
Note :

Course Entry

All long term courses are conducted only for Survey Department Officers

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.