StudyQA — Bachelor: Geomatics — Riga Technical University


Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 1.4 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 2.02 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:1716 Duration:48 months

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The main aim of the bachelor programme is to provide academic and professional education in the field of geodesy, surveying and cartography, to acquire special software, as well as to prepare students for further studies in the master programme and give an insight into practical application of acquired knowledge.

Geomatics is the fastest-growing branch of engineering that is present in our daily activities. It is the science and technology of gathering, analyzing, interpreting and using geographic information. The specialist in geometrics normally work in construction industry and provide the technical expertise in understanding how the site geology will interact with and effect a proposed development. The specialists in geomatics can help clients or potential employees address problems and opportunities in such various fields as the environment, land management and reform, development planning, infrastructure management, natural resource monitoring, coastal zone management, mapping, etc. In essence, the specialists in geomatics normally work in road and building development, offshore oil, gas platform, mine development and digital mapping.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline August 1; Non EU July 1; December 1 Tuition fee
  • EUR 1400 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 2020 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date February,September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Throughout the bachelor study programme the students are taught how new geodetic instruments and special software is applied in practice. Students can develop basic understanding of surveying methods. Some of the compulsory and specialized subjects of the curriculum are as follows*:

o Geodetical Measurements
o Descriptive Geometry and
Engineering Graphics
o Real Estate Valuation
o Engineering Geodesy
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Bachelor´s Programme in Geomatics
o Hydrographic Surveying
o Cartography and

Specialized subjects
o Topographic Mapping of
Urban Area
o Global Positioning Systems
o Geographical Information
o Basic Territorial Planning
o Legislation in Geomatics

*For complete curriculum, check the RTU website.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Riga Technical University.

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