Institute of Surveying and Mapping

 

 

Diploma(Advanced level) for Officers of Sri Lanka Technological service

Diploma of Cartography/ Photogrammetry/ Remote Sensing / Aerial Photography / Processgraphy/ Lithography/ Typography (Advanced Level) for Sri Lanka Technological service Officers

Objective of the course

To cater to the needs of the Survey Department in the training of it's Cartographic, Remote Sensing, 
Photogrammetric , Aerial Photographer and Laboratory Technicians. 

Nature of the course
Full time.
Course medium
English
Entry Qualification

Recruits to the Survey Department under normal Government Policies with the requirements of Sri Lanka 
Technological Service (SLTS). 

Assessment of the course

Written examinations are conducted at the end of each quarter for all the subjects taught during the 
quarter in addition to assignments, tutorials and practical examinations
Normal passes and honours are based on the cumulative Point Hour Ratio as given below. 

a). Students who have achieved a sessional cumulative average of 2.000 or more at the regular or repeat examination and completing the job training satisfactorily shall graduate and be awarded the Diploma with an Ordinary Pass.

b). Students who have achieved a cumulative average of 2.750 or greater and successfully passed in all subjects at the regular examination except in not more than two subjects where student should obtain at least a C- (C minus) grade and completing the job training satisfactorily within the stipulated period shall graduate and be awarded a Diploma with Second Class Honours Pass.

c). Students who achieved a cumulative average of 3.250 or greater and successfully passed in all subjects (above C grade) at the regular examination and completing the job training satisfactorily within the stipulated period shall graduate and be awarded a Diploma with First Class Honours Pass.

Requirements for the award of the Diploma for the SLTS Officers

Normal passes and honors are based on the cumulative Point Hour Ratio as given below.

Pass : Minimum Cumulative Point Hour Ratio of 2.00
Second Class honors: Minimum Cumulative Point Hour Ratio of 2.750 or above and students should have passed all the subjects at regular examination
First Class honors : Minimum Cumulative Point Hour Ratio of 3.250 or above and students should have passed all the subjects at regular examination

Structure of course
  1. First year first and second quarters     – Basic modules of the course at ISMD
  2. First year third and fourth quarters     –  On the job training at District Survey Officers and Technical Branches of SGO
  3. Second year first and second quarters -  On the job training at Technical Branches of SGO and District Survey Offices

  4. Second year third and fourth quarters -  Advanced modules of the course at ISMD

 

Duration

The syllabus is to be covered in two academic years is of 24 months duration and is structured as follows.

a). The academic year consists of four quarters.

b). First year first and second quarters and second year third and fourth quarters consist of ten weeks of study, one week study review and one week for major written examination, held at the end of the quarter to cover all the subjects taught during the quarter.

c). All the trainees recruited in to the Sri Lanka Survey Department must under go a well- planned practical training programme for one year in different branches/ offices in the Department on rotational basis.

 
Course Fee
Free of charge
Scholarships/Financial Aids 
Not offered by the ISMD at present.

Annual Intake

This will depend mainly on the requirement of the Survey Department.
 
For further information
Director (Institute of Surveying and Mapping)
Course Content (in brief)

Basic Surveying and Levelling, Cartography, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, English, Departmental Orders, Geographical Information System , Land Information System  (LIS ) & Parcel Fabric
See Course Curriculum for full syllabus.