Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
The School of Engineering, Department of Geomatics at UAA offers a 32 credit, transcripted curriculum leading to a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems. It represents a focused, concentrated study in the emerging field of geospatial data—information that can be referenced to the Earth through various coordinate systems. Data of this type may include buildings, earthquake faults, river systems, geologic deposits, land use, population centers or anything that can be geographically referenced, and it includes remotely-sensed satellite imagery as well.
To be admitted as a degree-seeking student to the Geomatics program complete the Certificate Degree Programs Admission Requirements listed in Chapter 9 of the Course Catalog. Students must also demonstrate a certain level of computer competency prior to enrollment in any GEO or GIS course.
Only those students admitted to the undergraduate engineering program may take courses offered by the School of Engineering at the 200-level or above. Students not admitted to the program may petition the School of Engineering to be admitted to individual courses.