BE in Geomatic Engineering

BE in Geomatic Engineering

4 years
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  • Fee:NPR 850,000

Geomatics (Surveying) Engineering Technology provides training in the collection, analysis, storage, distribution and application of spatial or three-dimensional data used in land development. It is is a modern discipline, which integrates acquisition, modeling, analysis, and management of spatially referenced data, i.e. data identified according to their locations. Based on the scientific framework of geodesy, it uses terrestrial, marine, airborne, and satellite-based sensors to acquire spatial and other data.

Geomatic engineering is fast growing discipline (that focuses on spatial information, i.e. information that has a location). The speed of development in the field is same as of Information Technology. Geomatics Engineers apply engineering principles to spatial information and implement relational data structures involving measurement sciences, thus using Geomatics as Spatial Engineers. Geomatics engineers manage local, regional and global spatial data for infrastructure development.

School of engineering, Kathmandu University and Land Management Training Center (LMTC), Dhulikhel is jointly offering 4 year undergraduate program in Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Geomatics Engineering.

This program is running under the memorandum of understanding between school of Engineering Kathmandu University and Land Management Training Center (LMTC), Dhulikhel with the decision of Ministry of Land Reforms, Government of Nepal. Under this agreement Ministry of Land Reform will provide financial assistance to run the program.

Why Geomatics Engineering?

Geomatics Engineering is a systemic, multidisciplinary, integrated approach to selecting the instruments and the appropriate techniques for collecting, storing, integrating, modelling, analysing, retrieving at will, transforming, displaying and distributing spatially geo- referenced data from different sources with well-defined accuracy characteristics, continuity and in a digital format.

Geomatics Engineering students study surveying techniques for land, cadastral, aerial, mining and engineering survey. The Geomatics Engineers will be equipped with basic science and Engineering knowledge and skills to have strong foundation in this Engineering profession.

The disciplines and techniques constituting Geomatics are: Computer Science, Geodesy, Topography, Cartography, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographical Information System (GIS), WebGIS, Decision Support System, Expert System.

Salient Features

Fee Structure for 2022

The table below displays the total amount that each student must pay for the entire duration of their BE in Geomatics Engineering studies for the 2022 batch.

Please note that the fees listed in the table do not cover expenses such as hostel accommodation, transportation, and end-of-semester or compartment exam fees. Students will need to pay separate fees for these additional services, as determined by the management of Kathmandu University (KU).


Course Fee

Nepali Student

8,50,000 (NRs Eight Lakhs Fifty Thousands Only)

Student From SAARC Nation

1.5 Times of Normal Fee i.e., NPR. 1,275,000

Students From OTHER Nation

2 Times of Normal Fee i.e., NPR. 1,700,000


Eligibility to study B.E Geomatics Engineering in Kathmandu University

10+2 (or equivalent) examinations with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) or Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science (PMCs). OR Minimum 2.4 GPA in aggregate and minimum C+ in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM)  or Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science (PMCs) and minimum C in other subjects. Note: Students who have completed +2 in Biology stream must have taken additional mathematics course and passed it with cumulative PCM of 50% or 2.4 GPA to be eligible for the indicated programs. 

Application for admission to the program is generally invited in the beginning of July.

Candidates must have appeared in Kathmandu University Common Admission Test (KUCAT-CBT) and obtained the required threshold score in the test.

Admission will be offered on merit basis based on CBT score (rank) for both open and reserved (quota) seat categories. 

FInancial assistance

The Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering in collaboration with Land Management Training Center (LMTC), Ministry of Land Reform and Management (MoLRM), offers scholarship for the students pursuing admission in Geomatics Engineering. The scholarship covers 35% of the Total Fee for twenty candidates, four from each development region. It is awarded based on KUCAT ranking of GE candidates from each Development Region. The candidates are requested to fill the development region criteria as per the citizenship certificate. Falsification of the above information will lead in cancellation of the candidate's scholarship and admission.

Students will also be eligible for other scholarship provided by KU as per the condition stated in the admission call.

Admission Criteria

Programs related Geomatics Engineering at Kathmandu University are conducted in collaboration and co-ordination with Land Management Training Center (LMTC), Government of Nepal. Several Scholarships and quotas are available to the candidates of BE in Geomatics Engineering based on MoU with LMTC.

1. As per the MoU signed between Kathmandu University and LMTC, on 2076/03/09, following quota and scholarships are available in BE in Geomatics Engineering:


Quota Group




Kathmandu University Reserved Quota




Nepal Government Employees, Civil Service, Engineering Service, Survey Group




Provincial Inclusive Scholarship Quota




Provincial Open Merit Quota




Open Merit








2. Based on ‘Working procedure for student’s admission in BE in Geomatics Engineering 2019’, the details of each category and the necessary documents needed to verify the applicability of each quotas is listed below:


Scholarship Category


Documents required as proof of quota applicability


Nepal Government Employee Group (100% Scholarship)


  • Proof of employee of Nepal Government, Engineering Services, Survey Group
  • Nomination from the Government as per the Civil Service Act 2049
  • Recommendation from Land Management Training Center (LMTC)
  • Copy of citizenship certificate
  • +2 or equivalent transcript or certificate


Provincial Scholarship Group (7*3= 21) 35% Scholarship




Copy of citizenship certificate+2 or equivalent transcript and certificate


Adibasi Janajati/Dalit/Madhesi


Letter from related District Administration office/Dalit Commission indicating candidate is Adibasi Janajati/Dalit/Madhesi

Copy of citizenship certificate

+2 or equivalent transcript and certificate


Backward region/Economically Deprived


Recommendation from local government indicating candidate is from backward region as listed in Nijamati Sewa Ain and economically deprived group

Transcript and certificate of SEE and +2 indicating candidate study from community/government school or proof of studied under scholarshipCopy of citizenship certificateTranscript and certificate of SEE and +2 indicating candidate studied from other school and should submit letter from the school showing he/she studied in economically deprived quota or under scholarship


Provincial Open Merit


Copy of citizenship certificate+2 or equivalent transcript and certificate


3.  Candidates seeking admission in any above mentioned quotas except open merit in Geomatics Engineering must be ready to submit the attested copies/original (as instructed in further notice) of the required documents when notified within a short period of time.

4. Follow KU website and admission portal regularly for further news and notices in this regard.

Job Prospects

Where are the career opportunities after doing BE in Geomatics Engineering?

After completion of BE In Geomatics Engineering, graduates are able to pursue their career in diverse fields such as:

  1. Government ministries and departments (Land Reforms, Water Resources, Roads etc)
  2. Nepal Army, Nepal Police
  3. Nepal Electricity Authority
  4. Private hydropower companies
  5. Private sector infrastructure development activities
  6. Consulting companies
  7. National and International NGO
  8. International Job market

Education Prospectus

Further education in GIS, Remote sensing, Geoinformatics, specialized area of Civil Engineering (Surveying), Planning etc.