Program Information

School: Selkirk College
Faculty: Environment & Geomatics
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Cartography
Description: We believe in providing top quality GIS Training and GIS Education to prepare you with essential skills to succeed in today’s ever-changing Geomatics industry.

Our GIS courses are also complemented by our Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC), giving you opportunities to use and understand GIS in current real-world situations. With unmatched flexibility, you can enter and exit our BGIS at a variety of points in your academic career.

URL: Geographic Information Systems at Selkirk College
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program. Compulsory fees are included.

Careers: Land Surveyors

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]

Students may be required to complete the Computer Placement Test for assessment of their English and Math skills prior to entry into the program if they have not previously done so at Selkirk College. This will be the case unless they meet the stated exemptions outlined in Selkirk College Policy B3003.0: Pre‑Admission Basic Skills Assessment. International students will be expected to provide a TOEFL exam score of 550 or above unless they have equivalent documentation of English proficiency. (A “B” or above in English 12 or an LPI score of 4 or above would be examples of such equivalency.)

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

All applicants must submit two references (academic or professional reference). All applicants must also submit a letter of intent, and complete a brief essay of 500 words or less that states their background and personal interest in the Advanced Diploma in GIS. Applicants should highlight experience in GIS and computer skills in their essay.