The following postgraduate diploma/ degrees are offered in the Department of Geomatics Engineering & Land Management:
The MSc in Urban and Regional Planning programme is driven by the need to produce a cadre of planning professionals with a tailored education and training in Caribbean planning issues, which are distinct from other regions of the world by virtue of population dynamics, economic evolution, social problems and unique physical environment. The programme focuses on the evolution of theoretical perspectives on planning, especially with a developing country planning epistemology. It aims to equip the graduate with the knowledge associated with policy planning, strategic and development planning, physical planning and design, as well as development control in areas of development relevant to the Caribbean region.
Urban and regional planning is the profession that deals with the understanding and management of land uses in the hierarchy of urban and regional settlements and the spatial relations of human activities. It is an interdisciplinary science that deals with the physical, environment, social, economic and cultural aspects of human settlements in urban and rural areas. The study programme for M.Phil/Ph.D in Urban and regional planning provides student with the knowledge and understanding of:
The goal of the MSc in Geoinformatics programme is to provide high-quality, professional graduate instructions in geoinformatics that lead to productive careers and lifelong learning. Geoinformatics is a nascent, multidisciplinary field in which graduates must be prepared to apply knowledge in new contexts, work cooperatively and communicate effectively.
The aim of the M.Phil and PhD in Geoinformatics programme is to meet the growing needs of the Caribbean region for high-level, critical thinkers who will be able to undertake research and development necessary to support sustainable development efforts of the region. The study programme for MPhil/PhD in Geoinformatics provides students with the knowledge and understanding for:
It is possible to read for the MPhil and PhD in Surveying & Land Information in one of the surveying specialisations - Planning & Development, Urban and Regional Planning and, Geoinformatics.
The general regulations for the MPhil in Surveying & Land Information, MPhil in Urban and Regional Planning, and M.Phil in Geoinformatics are the same as the general regulations for the MPhil, except that candidates applying for registration should normally have either:
This programme was developed to address the reform of the policies, procedures, statutes and institutions involved in land administration and management throughout the Caribbean. This programme is a response to the need to maintain and strengthen the human resources employed in land administration and land management in key institutions of the state, and private quasi-state sectors.
The regulations for the PhD in Surveying and Land Information, Geoinformatics and PhD in Urban and Regional Planning are the same as the University and Faculty of Engineering regulations for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, except that candidates applying should normally have either: