South African Geomatics Council

Where to study

Various tertiary institutions around South Africa offer courses to qualify in the various catergories in the survey field.

It is important to note that only the qualifications listed below are recognised by the previous South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors (PLATO) has the required academic qualification to register in the listed registration category. Graduates with these qualifications only need to submit their diplomas/degrees and record of practical experience to apply for the law exam and registration.

Persons with other qualifications will have to submit all their academic records including curricula and lecture hours for each particular course to SAGC for consideration.

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UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION SAGC REGISTRATION CATEGORY
Land and Engineering Surveying
B.Sc Geomatics Professional land surveyor
B.Sc Land Surveying Professional land surveyor
ND: Surveying Survey technician
Surveyor / Technologist
B.Tech: Surveying Professional engineering surveyor
ND: Surveying Survey technician
Surveyor / Technologist
B.Tech: Surveying Professional engineering surveyor
ND: Surveying Survey technician
ND: Surveying Surveyor / Technologist
ND: Surveying Survey technician
Surveyor / Technologist
B.Tech: Surveying Professional engineering surveyor
UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION SAGC REGISTRATION CATEGORY
Mine Surveying
ND: Minerals Surveying Mine survey technician
Mine surveyor
B.Tech: Mineral Resource Management Professional mine surveyor
ND: Mine Surveying Mine survey technician
UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION SAGC REGISTRATION CATEGORY
Geo-Information Science
B.Sc Geomatics Professional GISc practitioner
University of Stellenbosch B.Sc (Hons) Geoinformatics Professional GISc practitioner
University of Free State B.Sc Geoinfomatics GISc technologist
B.Sc (Hons) Geoinformatics Professional GISc practitioner
University of Pretoria B.Sc Geoinformatics GISc technologist
B.Sc (Hons) Geoinformatics Professional GISc practitioner
ND: Cartography (GISc) GISc technician
GISc technologist
B.Tech: Cartography Professional GISc practitioner
UNIGISUniversity of Salzburg
(UNIGIS correspondence)
M.Sc.GIScience Professional GISc practitioner
Professional Diploma GISc technologist
Diploma in Technology GISc technician