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DT112
Geographic Science

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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Geomatics involves mapping the earths surface through satellites, aerial photography, or land surveying; for applications such as GPS, monitoring deforestation and melting ice in the artic, and finding potential archaeological sites.

The course has a strong emphasis mathematics, science, computers, and geography. The course includes project and on-site field work during all of the years. Maths requirement for the course has  changed from OB3 to OD3.


 
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DT112 - The Department of Spatial Information Sciences (DSIS) @ Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Bolton Street, Dublin 1 is the only college in Ireland where you can study Geomatics. This video explains what Geomatics encompasses - the skills and competencies you will learn and the interesting career path that potentialy awaits you once you have qualified. Visit the DSIS at www.dit.ie/geomatics for more information
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CCONT  5M5010  Construction Technology

Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5 qualification which must include 4 of the following:

A20012 or 5N1604
B20012 or 5N0783
B20028 or 5N1977
B20029 or 5N2066
B20145 or 5N1952
C20008 or 5N1570
C20011 or 5N2747
C20033 or 5N2751
C20037 or 5N1637
C20139 or 5N1833
C20048 or 5N1460
C20174

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Career offers a combination of both outdoor and laboratory work. The career has many specialised fields of activity including land surveying, cartography, engineering and mine surveying, the use of satellites for positioning, and the production of computerised maps.

Professional Recognition: The BSc (Hons) degree is accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCS), the Irish Institution of Surveyors (IIS) and the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES). Graduates can become professional members and chartered surveyors.



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