Land Survey

Department of Land Survey

NKERABIGWI Placide

Head of Department

Phone: +250(0)788872863

Email: nkerplac@yahoo.fr

 

1. GENERAL OBJECTIVE:

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.

LAND SURVEY, A0 4-YEARS DAY PROGRAM

LEVEL 1 – FIRST YEAR
S S/N Module Name Module Code Credit Hours Instance Name Lecture Hours Student Hours Credits
Semester I 1 Communication Skills   100 English 65 35 10
French
General Communication Skills
2 ICT and Introduction to Scientific Research   100 Introduction to ICT 65 35 10
Introduction to Scientific Research
3 Philosophical Studies   100 Introduction to Philosophy 65 35 10
Ethics and Creative Thinking
4 Calculus   200 Calculus 130 70 20
Differential Equations
Semester II 5 Linear Algebra and Trigonometry   200 Algebra 130 70 20
Trigonometry
Analytical Geometry
6 Solid and Fluid Mechanics   200 Classical and Analytical Mechanics 130 70 20
Fluid Mechanics
7 Environment and Natural Resource Management   100 Environment and Natural Resource Management 65 35 10
8 Introduction to Surveying   200 Introduction to Surveying 130 70 20
Total 8 Modules   1200   780 420 120

 

LEVEL 2 – SECOND YEAR
S S/N Module Name Module Code Credit Hours Instance Name Lecture Hours Student Hours Credits
Semester I 1 Probability and Statistics   100 Probability 65 35 10
Statistics
2 Electromagnetism, Optics and Digital Sensors   200 Electromagnetism 130 70 20
Geometrical Optics
Digital Sensors
3 Computer Programming   100 C++ Programming and MS Access (DBMS) 40 60 10
Numerical Analysis and Programming
4 Geospatial Measurement Techniques   200 Distance Measurements 130 70 20
Angular Measurements
Semester II 5 Cartography   150 Coordinate Systems and Spatial Data Model 90 60 15
Cartographic Toolbox and Geovisualization
6 Remote Sensing   150 Electromagnetic Spectrum and Energy Interactions 90 60 15
Remote Sensing Sensors and Satellite Imagery
Image classification and Change Detection
7 Control Surveys and Detail Mapping   200 Horizontal Control 130 70 20
Vertical Control
Detail Mapping
8 Photogrammetry   100 Photogrammetry 65 35 10
Total 8 Modules   1200   740 460 120

 

LEVEL 3 – THIRD YEAR
S S/N Module Name Module Code Credit Hours Instance Name Lecture Hours Student Hours Credits
Semester  I 1 Geodesy   100 Geodesy 65 35 10
2 Geographic Information Systems   200 Geographic Information Systems 130 70 20
3 Engineering Surveying   200 Engineering Surveying 130 70 20
4 Hydrographic Surveying   100 Hydrographic Surveying 65 35 10
 Total 4 Modules   600   390 210 60

 

LEVEL 4 – THIRD YEAR
S S/N Module Name Module Code Credit Hours Instance Name Lecture Hours Student Hours Credits
Semester II 1 Global Navigation Satellite Systems   100 GNSS 65 35 10
2 Survey Adjustments   100 Theory of Errors and Error Propagation 65 35 10
Least Squares Principles
3 Land Law   100 Contractual Civil Liability 65 35 10
Urbanism and Property Law
Co-property and Real Estate Law
4 Urban and Regional Planning   100 Urban and Regional Planning 65 35 10
5 Research Methodology   100 Research Methodology 65 35 10
6 Internship   100 Internship 0 100 10
 Total 6 Modules   600   325 275 60

 

LEVEL 5 – FOURTH YEAR
S S/N Module Name Module Code Credit Hours Instance Name Lecture Hours Student Hours Credits
Semester I 1 Memoir/Final Dissertation   200 Memoir/Final Dissertation 0 200 20
2 Negotiation and Land Dispute Resolution   100 Communication and Negotiations 65 35 10
Land Disputes and Resolution Mechanism
3 Cadastral Surveying   200 Cadastral Surveying 130 70 20
4 Land Administration and Information Systems   200 Land Administration 130 70 20
Land Information Systems
Semester II 5 Entrepreneurship and Management   150 Entrepreneurship Development 100 50 15
Principles of Management
Strategic Management
Principles of Accounting
6 Spatial Data Infrastructure   100 Spatial Data Infrastructure 65 35 10
7 Professional Practice   100 Professional Practice 65 35 10
8 Surveying Camp   150 Surveying Camp 0 150 15
Total 8 Modules   1200   555 645 120

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.

5. EXIT PROFILE

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.

Having successfully completed the program of Bachelors of Science in Land Survey, the graduands presented below have developed the following knowledge, skills and attitudes:

¨ Knowledge and understanding in:

* Geospatial measurement techniques;

* Control surveys and detail mapping

* Engineering surveying

* Cadastral surveying

* Geodesy and Cartography

* Remote sensing and Photogrammetry

* Geographic information system (GIS) 

* Global Positioning System (GPS) theories and techniques

* Land and property law

* Land administration and information systems

* Urban and regional planning

* Land use planning

¨ Practical Skills:

* Conducting cadastral surveying and produce related maps;

* Conducting the engineering surveys and setting out of different infrastructures;

* Producing topographic maps with respect to standards

* Carrying out global positioning using GPS receiver;

* Using GIS software and hardware to capture, store, analyze and manage spatially referenced data; this in order to be able to make decisions on land use planning and management.

* Using surveying modern equipment (theodolite, total station, laser scanner, etc.) to collect geospatial data and to produce relevant maps.

¨ Professional Attitudes:

With these knowledge, skills and attitudes, these graduands can competently perform as:

* Land officers at District, town and/or province level

* Land valuer

* Consultant in land related issues in different organizations

* Candidate to master’s studies in geospatial sciences worldwide


Contacts
For more information contact:

Phone: +250(0)788872863

Email: nkerplac@yahoo.fr