The programme emerged from the 3-year Diploma programme in Mine surveying, a programme run by the then School of Mines to train students to offer surveying services for the Mining and Allied companies.  The focus of the programme was extended to incorporate current technologies and techniques of solving most problems related to geospatial information.  The 4-year BSc programme started in 2000 with the first batch of 18 students admitted to pursue the programme. The programme has up to date produced graduates who are contributing positively in the various field of Geomatics, engineering, education, science, finance and other sectors in Ghana and beyond. In order to provide a pathway for the graduates to further develop themselves, other postgraduate programmes have since been introduced.

Goal and Objectives

  • To provide knowledge in Land and Hydrographic Surveys, Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) among others.

  • To produce high calibre Geomatic Engineers capable of applying state of the art techniques to solve geographically related problems.

  • To train more graduate with the requisite proficient to manage all geospatial related problems.

GM 171 Introduction to Geomatics (2, 1, 2)

Definition and concept of Geomatics. Highlights of disciplines of Geomatics. History of surveying. Classification of surveying. Chain and compass surveying. Detailed surveying, Levelling and uses of levelling. Quality control and assurance.

GM 167 Basic Mechanics (2, 2, 3)

Review of vector. Review of trigonometry. Fundamental concepts of mechanics. Forces and moments. Equilibrium of a rigid body. Structural analysis. Friction. Simple machines. Basic dynamics of Particles. Basic dynamics of rigid bodies and Simple harmonic motion.

GM 161 Physical and Structural Geology (2, 1, 2)

Introduction to Geology and its branches.  Internal structure of the earth. Continental margins: shelf, slope, rise. Plate tectonics. Earthquakes. Surface geomorphology. Principles of stratigraphy: fossils, geological time scale, radiometric methods of age determination. Brief treatment of the formation, classification, and identification of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Mechanical properties of primary and secondary structural features and introduction to maps.

GM 159 Introduction to Computing (1, 2, 2)

Introduction to PCs. Windows operating system. Internet usage. Word Processing using MS Word. Spreadsheet using MS Excel. Presentation using MS PowerPoint. Programming using Visual Basic Applications (VBA) or any modern language useful for Engineers to know the basic concept of programming.

GM 155 Technical Drawing (1, 3, 2)

Letter with inclined and vertical strokes. Word spacing and compositions. Construction of lines, angles, regular polygons and general loci. First and third angle orthogonal projections and Dimensioning, limits, fits and tolerance

GM 153 Linear Algebra and Trigonometry (2, 2, 3)

Complex numbers: De Moivre’s theorem and its application to (i) summation of series, (ii) expansion of Sinnq and Cosnq in double angles, (iii) expansion of Sinnq and Cosnq in terms of Sinnq and Cosnq. Vector algebra and its applications. Introduction to matrix algebra and Spherical trigonometry.

GM 151 Applied Electricity (2, 2, 3)

DC circuits and machines. Electrostatics. AC circuits: Single-phase circuits and theory, three-phase theory, Measuring instruments, Magnetic instruments, magnetic circuits, transformers, induction and synchronous machines.


GM 141 Basic French (1, 1, 1)

Self introduction and identification, the francophone environment, knowledge of the weather and time, the family, health and Spor