Geomatics (Surveying) Engineering

Geomatics (Surveying) Engineering

is one of the main departments in the college of engineering at University of Salahaddin. It has been established on September 2009. Geomatics engineering is the modern term for surveying engineering, which is considered as a rapidly developing engineering discipline that focuses on spatial information. The given courses in this engineering branch will provide the student the ability for gathering, measuring, and archiving geospatial data for the earth from ground or space.

Geomaticions plays an important role in different engineering fields either in mapping or construction. For instance, the careers that Geomatics engineer can be involved are: mapping, urban planning, land surveying, satellite image processing, GIS Analysis and map production, and others. The studying in this branch will be over four academic years, afterward the graduated student will get a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Geomatics (Surveying) engineering from College of Engineering – University of Salahaddin.

Mission

In 2009, the Department developed a mission statement to present our aims through maintain world class undergraduate and graduate training of highly skilled engineers in order to be cable to fulfil the of regional, national and international requirements. It is also grantee that the graduated student from our department is well educated and are able to operate effectively and professionally within the public and private constructions sector and full fill its needs. Also, to keep and continue research area within standard disciplines, and cooperate with international level for teaching and research that our resources permit

Vision

provide high quality Technological Education and Training, Research, Professional Services and Innovation in the field of mapping, planning and analyzing geospatial data.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Abdulkareem Darwesh

Head of department

Geomatics is a field that incorporates several others such as the older field of land surveying engineering along with many other aspects of spatial data management ranging from data science and cartography to geography. Following the advanced developments in digital data processing, the nature of the tasks required of the professional land surveyor has evolved significantly in recent years. As our societies become more complex, information with a spatial position associated with it becomes more critical to decision-making, both from a personal and a business perspective, and also from a community and a large-scale governmental viewpoint.

Geomatics engineers utilize a wide range of technologically advanced tools such as digital theodolite/distance meter total stations, Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment, digital aerial imagery (both satellite and air-borne), and computer-based geographic information systems (GIS). These tools enable the geomatics engineer to gather, process, analyze, visualize and manage spatially related information to solve a wide range of technical and societal problems.

The aim of geomatics engineering is; the development and use of various spatial techniques based on modern technology to better understand, plan, organize, monitor and manage the earth we live in, the production of various maps and spatial data / information for the needs of the country (planning, property, defense etc.) and determining precise position (horizontal and vertical) of any kind of space or land related to the earth.

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List of all Study program modules 2022-2023

Hours/ Week
# Code  Module Lecture Practical Tutorial Prerequisite Credits Recommended semester
1 101 General English-I Core 2 2 5 1
2 103 Information Technology Core 1 3 5 1
3 105 Kurdology Core 4 4 1
4 104 Academic Debate Core 4 5 1
5 107 Math-I(Engineering Mathematics- I) Core 3 1 5 1
6 7106 Fundamental of Surveying Engineering Core 3 3 6 1
7 102 General English-II Core 2 2 5 2
8 7108 Engineering Statistics Core 4 4 2
9 7109 Plane Surveying Core 3 3 7106-Fundamental of Surveying Engineering 6 2
10 0108 Math-II(Engineering Mathematics-II) Core 3 1 0107-Math-I 5 2
11 0106 Eng. Drawing Core 1 3 3 2
12 7114 Eng. Surveying Core 3 3 7109-Plane Surveying 6 1
13 7115 Theory of errors Core 4 5 1
14 7116 Map projections Core 3 5 1
15 0109 Math-III(Engineering Mathematics-III) Core 3 1 0108-Math-II 5 1
16 7121 Eng. Surveying Network Core 3 3 7114-Eng. Surveying 7 2
17 0110 Math-IV (Engineering Mathematics) Core 3 1 0109-Math-III 5 2
18 7125 Cartography Core 2 2 5 2
19 7148 Digital mapping Core 2 2 5 2
20 7128 Construction Surveying & CAD Core 2 3 5 1
21 7129 Photogrammetry Core 2 3 6 1
22 7130 Global Geodesy Core 3 5 1
23 7131 Adjustment Theory Core 4 6 1
24 7132 Engineering Analysis Core 4 0110-Math-IV 5 1
25 7137 GNSS Core 2 3 5 1
26 7138 Engineering Management Core 4 5 1
27 7141 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Core 2 3 5 2
28 7142 Remote Sensing Core 2 3 5 1
29 7146 Engineering Project Core 13 2
30 7147 Internships Core 17 2
1 7111 Engineering Geology Elective 2 4 2
2 7112 Programming Language C++ Elective 3 4 2
3 7118 CAD Elective 3 4 1
4 7119 Physics for Engineering Elective 2 3 1
5 7120 Land Law Elective 2 4 1
6 7122 Cadastral Surveying Elective 2 4 2
7 7123 Data Processing Elective 2 2 4 2
8 7126 Basic Survey Instruments Elective 2 2 4 2
9 7127 Highway Engineering Elective 4 4 1
10 7133 Quantity Surveying Elective 2 3 5 2
11 7136 Advanced Mathematics Elective 3 7132-Engineering Analysis 5 2
12 7139 Engineering Economics Elective 3 5 2
13 7140 Building Material and Construction Elective 3 5 2
14 7142 Digital Image processing Elective 2 3 5 1
15 7143 Hydrographic Survey Elective 4 5 1
16 7144 Applications of GIS Elective 2 3 5 1
17 7145 Urban planning Elective 2 4 1
18 7146 Basic Civil Engineering Elective 3 4 2
19 7147 Navigation systems Elective 2 7130-Global Geodesy 4 2
20 7148 Advanced adjustment Elective 4 7131-Adjustment Theory 5 2
21 7149 Advanced Photogrammetry Elective 2 3 7129-Photogrammetry 5 2
Total Core and Elective credits are: 265
Note: The required core credits for the students is between 170 and 180.

Labs

Geographic Information System Lab

GIS lab is capable to deploy a complete, centrally managed and horizontally scalable GIS infrastructure in local area network (LAN), data center or cloud in a few moments. It provides comprehensive set of free geospatial softwareseamlessly integrated in to one, easy-to-use system.

Remote Sensing Lab

The Remote Sensing Lab operates within the Spatial analysis, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing group of the Institute of Applied Mathematics of FORTH (Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas). The Lab concentrates in the field of Earth Observation and its area of research is the study of environmental phenomena and problems. Understanding Earth system processes, as well as their interaction effects of the manmade activities is recognized by the global scientific community as an urgent and important research direction. Observing the Earth using Remote Sensing is a non-invasive, non-destructive method of obtaining information. Remote Sensing can be used for monitoring changes in the Earth’s climate and environment, because it offers a unique perspective of the Earth, its resources and human impact upon it. Earth Observation is a fast-growing area of research, with technological advances leading to smaller satellites with improved instrumentation, spatial/spectral coverage and resolution, as well as to enhanced airborne hyper-spectral sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles and ground systems.

Surveying Laboratory

Surveying Laboratory is one of the laboratories in the Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University-Erbil. This Laboratory is used by the second year students for the subject of Surveying-Practical Part.

Computer Lab

Photogrammetry Lab

Projects

UAV Experiment in Surveying Engineering Dep. College of Engineering at Salahaddin University Erbil

This project has been achieved in Geomatics (Surveying) Engineering Dep.

 

Student Projects of 2022/2023

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