Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management

Certificate Programme in Geographic and Land Information Systems Management

Objectives of the Programme
  • To enhance the capability of participants in the development and use of GIS/LIS concepts and technology.
  • To provide participants with the working knowledge required in the acquisition, preparation and management of geospatial data.
  • To develop a core of trained GIS/LIS personnel who can provide support for GIS/LIS projects throughout the Caribbean.
Target Groups
  • Those engaged in GIS/LIS development and implementation in both the public and private sectors.
  • Professionals - surveyors, engineers, planners, geographers, agriculturists and all others who are interested in the use, development, and management of GIS/LIS.
Conditions for Entry
  • Passes in at least five (5) O level GCE/CXC subjects, including English Language and Mathematics or an equivalent qualification.
  • Applicants must also be computer literate, as knowledge of MS Windows operating system will be required.
  • Preference shall be given to matured applicants already employed in related fields.
Length of the Programme

This certificate programme will be offered over one calendar year, using a mix of part-time and full-time studies. Each candidate is expected to register and pass a total of seven courses in order to be awarded the certificate.

Nature of Instruction

The programme will be delivered using a series of short, intensive, instructional periods. It will comprise of six, one-week modules of lectures, tutorials and demonstrations, at the end of which there would be a four-week project module.

Components of the Programme
Course Code Course Title No. of Credits Contact Hrs
GLIS 0411 Introduction to GIS/LIS 3 39
GLIS 0442 Database Design and Development 3 39
GLIS 0482  Feature Extraction from Satellite Imagery 3 39
GLIS 0492 Data Acquisition Using GPS 3 39
GLIS 0453 Spatial Analysis 3 39
GLIS 0421 Digital Cartography and Visualization 3 39
GLIS 0473 Special Project 6 78
    24 Credits 312 hours
Nature of Assessment

With the exception of GLIS 0473, which shall be assessed as a 100% coursework, all other courses shall be assessed as follows:

  • Final examination: 70% and assessed assignments: 30%.
  • The following table provides the specific details for each course.
Course Code Course Title Final Exams Course Work Course Work Details
GLIS 0411 Introduction to GIS/LIS 70% 30% Two laboratory exercises 10% each (Total 20%). A report involving assessment of GIS in Trinidad and Tobago (10%)
GLIS 0442 Database Design and Development 70% 30% Two laboratory exercises and reports involving development of databases design and management (15% each)
GLIS 0482  Feature Extraction from Satellite Imagery 70% 30% Two laboratory exercises and reports involving satellite image processing (15% each)
GLIS 0492 Data Acquisition Using GPS 70% 30% Two laboratory exercises in data acquisition 10% each (Total 20%). A report on the assessment of data acquisition systems (10%)
GLIS 0453 Spatial Analysis 70% 30% Two computer exercises and reports on spatial analysis (15% each)
GLIS 0421 Digital Cartography and Visualization 70% 30% Two laboratory exercises 10% each (Total 20%). A report on the assessment of developments in cartography (10%
GLIS 0473 Special Project   100% One technical report based on an approved supervised project
Course Outline
Books
Course Team and Examiners
  • Prof. Jacob Opadeyi (Coordinator)
  • Dr. Raid Al-Tahir
  • Dr. Charisse Griffith-Charles
  • Dr. Dexter Davis
  • Mr. Ron Mahabir