Diploma in Geomatics Engineering

Diploma in Geomatics Engineering

3 years

Diploma in Geomatics Engineering was initiated as Diploma in Survey Engineering in 2000. With regard to various developments in this sector and also the field of application, the need of revision of this course has become prominent. Most of the international institutions and universities currently recognize this subject of study as Geomatics. Also, in view of the Kathmandu University initiative in this subject by starting the Bachelor's of Engineering in Geomatics Engineering in Nepal has prompted for change in the course title as Diploma in Geomatics Engineering. The course is aimed at producing middle level technical human resource in the field of Geomatics.

This course is based on the job required to perform by a Geomatics technician at different related industries and organizations in Nepal and abroad. The Diploma in Geomatics Engineering program extends over three years. Each year is divided into two semesters. There are six semesters in total within the period of three years. It is designed to produce middle level competent Geomatics technicians equipped with knowledge and skills related to the land surveying, engineering/construction surveying and Geographical Information System and applications. The study of Geomatics Engineering provides the ample opportunities of employment and self employment in the field of surveying, mapping and GIS.

This curriculum includes the basic science subjects like physics, chemistry, and mathematics applicable in the field of Geomatics Engineering. It also includes language subjects like Nepali and English applicable for the communication in the field of Geomatics technology. The course structure and the subject-wise contents that follow reflect the details of this curriculum. In short, this curriculum guides its implementers to produce competent and highly employable middle level technical human resources in the field of Geomatics Engineering.

The contents of individual subjects prescribed in the curriculum are incorporated in the light of "must to know and must to do" principle.


The program aims to produce middle level technical personnel with sound academic knowledge equipped with perfect technical skills that can be faced in real life situation.


After the completion of this program, the graduates will be enabled to:

  • This course is designed to produce Surveyors / Geomatics Technicians meeting the requirement of intermediate level of surveyors for the Government and engineering construction industry / companies
  • The gradates shall have adequate knowledge and skill in spatial data acquisition using field survey methods, processing and visual presentation
  • The graduates will have working knowledge in interpreting image data acquired through Air survey and Remote Sensing
  • The graduates shall be capable for continuing higher education.

Salient Features

Duration: 3 Academic Years (Six Semesters)- 15 weeks/semester, 40 hrs/ week.

Target Group: SEE passed or equivalent

Group size: A maximum of 48 (Forty eight) in a batch

Medium of instruction: The medium of instruction will be in English/ Nepali or both

Pattern of attendance: Minimum of 90% attendance in each subject is required to appear in the respective final examination.

Pass marks: The students must secure minimum 40% marks in theory and 50% marks in practical. Moreover, the students must secure minimum pass marks in the internal assessment and in the semester final examination of each subject to pass the subject

Provision of back paper: There will be the provision of back paper but a student must pass all the subjects of all semester within six years from the enrollment date; however there should be provision of chance exam for final semester students as per CTEVT rules.

Certification and degree awards:

  1. Students who have passed all the components of all subjects of all 6 semester are considered to have successfully completed the program.
  2. Students who have successfully completed the program will be awarded with a degree of "Diploma in Geomatics Engineering". 


SLC Pass or SEE with minimum C grade in Compulsory Mathematics & Science and D+ in English. TSLC in Geometics Engineering with minimum 66.68%.

Admission Criteria

Should pass entrance examination as administered by CTEVT.

Job Prospects

The graduates will be eligible for the position of Non-gazetted class I in Nepal Government services as Surveyor or as prescribed by the Public Service Commission of Nepal.

The graduates well acquainted with land data acquisition, process and visual presentation with fundamental knowledge of GIS and remote sensing are highly in demand in the engineering profession. 

The DiGE graduates can well serve as Geomatics Technicians in the field of Local level planning, Land resource management, Natural Resource planning, and development construction.

The graduates are eligible for their academic pursuance in Bachelor's level of education. 

Curricular Structure

First Semester


  1. Communication Nepali
  2. Communication English I
  3. Engineering Mathematics I
  4. Engineering Physics I
  5. Engineering Chemistry I
  6. Survey Drawing
  7. Survey Instruments and Concepts 

Second Semester


  1. Engineering Mathematics II
  2. Engineering Physics II
  3. Engineering Chemistry II
  4. Communication English II
  5. Fundamentals of Surveying and Geomatics
  6. Computer Application

Third Semester


  1. Applied Mathematics
  2. Fundamental of GIS
  3. Control Survey
  4. Cartography
  5. Computer Aided Drafting

Fourth Semester


  1. Fundamental of Social Science
  2. Photogrammetry
  3. Remote Sensing
  4. Topographic Survey
  5. Basic Computer Programming

Fifth Semester


  1. Geodesy and Astronomy
  2. Basic Construction and Quantity Survey
  3. Cadastral Surveying
  4. Land Administration and Land Laws
  5. Survey Management

Sixth Semester


  1. Engineering Survey
  2. Entrepreneurship Development
  3. GIS Application
  4. Project Work

Full Diploma in Geomatics Engineering Curriculum.pdf