Land Survey

Department of Land Survey


Head of Department

Phone: +250(0)788872863




The General Objective of the Department of Land Survey is to train qualified and competent surveyors with strong knowledge and professional skills so to mitigate the challenges related to the scarcity of competent land surveyors in the labour market, and act as an outreach regional centre for surveying services.


The department offers two programs in Land Survey:

A. Bachelor Degree in land Survey (A0)

– 4 Years programme aiming at generating professional surveyors to meet the challenges of rapid urbanization, and able to elaborate and implement efficient and effective land related projects supported by strong surveying knowledge.

Details of Courses for 4 Years program:

Year I: Modules:

Communication Skills, (I) Philosophical Studies, Information and Communication Technology and Introduction to Research, Mathematics (I), Mathematics (II), Physics (I), Engineering Drawing, Introduction to Surveying

Year II: Modules:

(1)Communication Skills (II), Applied Statistics, Forestry & Land Management, Computer Programming, Surveying (I), Physics (II), Cartography, Earth Sciences

Year III: Modules:

Hydraulics, Infrastructures, Management for Surveyors, Map Projections, Surveying (II), Survey Adjustments, Urban & Regional Planning, Photogrammetry.

Year IV: Modules:

Engineering Surveying, Geodesy, (I) Remote sensing, Hydrographical surveying, GNSS, Land law, Entrepreneurship Development ,Surveying Camp, Internship.

Year V: Modules:

Geographical Information Systems, (2) Geodesy (II), (3) Land Administration & Information Systems, (4) Cadastral Surveying, (5) Research Methods, (6) Seminar, (7) Final Project ,(8) terrestrial photogrammetry, (optional (9) Field Astronomy, (optional (10) Land Development (optional)

B. Advanced Diploma (A1)

– 3 Years program aiming at generating survey technicians to meet technical geomatic challenges.

Details of Courses for 3 Years program:

Year I: Modules:

(1)Communication Skills (I) (2) Philosophical Studies (3) Information and Communication Technology and Introduction to Research (4) Mathematics (I) (5) Physics (I) (6) Engineering Drawing (7) Infrastructures (8) Introduction to Surveying (9) Topographic Surveying

Year II: Modules:

(1) Communication Skills (II) (2) Land Law (3) Mathematics (II) (4) Photogrammetry (5) Cartography (6) Physics (II) (7) Basic Geodesy (8) Engineering Surveying

Year III: Modules:

(1) Geodetic Surveying and GNSS (2) Entrepreneurship Development (3) Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (4) Land Information Systems (5) Cadastral Surveying (6) Internship (7) Final Projec

4. Entry criteria in Land survey department

A prospective student to enroll in the first year Land Survey (A0 or A1) must have successfully completed secondary school level at least with a grade of “Satisfaction”, and having majored at least in the following cluster combinations:

  • PCM: Physics- Chemistry – Mathematics;
  • MPG: Mathematics- Physics – Geography
  • MPC: Mathematics- Physics- Computer Sciences
  • PEM: Physics, Economics, and Mathematics
  • MEG: Mathematics, Economics, and Geography
  • MCB: Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology),
  • Any other combination with at least 4 hours of Mathematics per week.
  • Due to the fact that the capacity in the Land Survey department is limited, the maximum number of students in A0 and A1 options will not go beyond 40 students unless the situation in terms of facilities will change.
  • All students registered in Land Survey department have to pass an entry exam in Physics and Math subjects. The first 40 student will be affected in A0 option. Those who will obtain the low marks will be affected in A1 option. However any student who is among first 40 students is allowed to follow A1 option if he/she wants this option.
  • Students who will get the marks lower than 6/20 will not be admitted in Land survey department.



The laureates in Land Survey are technically and scientifically equipped with geomatic and surveying skills with a strong understanding of land related issues, which make them relevant to meet the challenges of rapid urbanization and their impacts in land sector. There are therefore trained for career in numeours technical land related field, namely:

  • Land Surveying consultancy;
  • NGOs dealing with land measurement issues,
  • Civil Society, Public and privates institutions in land sector,
  • Geodetic and Geomatic engineering professionals and researchers
  • Urban and transport engineering and planning professionals
  • Environmental and Social Impact monitoring and evaluation
  • GIS & Earth Observation expertise.

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