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BSc (Geoinformatics)

The degree offered at the University of Pretoria is comprehensive. Students are familiarised with the fundamentals of geographic information and technologies, geospatial statistics, informatics (database management, scripting using various languages), introductory ethics and business economics, geography and environmental science, geodesy, remote sensing and cartography.

The undergraduate program in geoinformatics offers a pathway to an exciting career. Graduates could work as registered GISc professionals, or use the degree in geoinformatics as a complementary qualification to follow a career in another discipline, such as environmental science, geology or geography.

Admission requirements

  • The admission requirements apply to students who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications.
  • Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to Brochure: Undergraduate program Information 2022: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB/
  • Citizens from countries other than South Africa (applicants who are not South African citizens) should also refer to Brochure: Newcomer’s Guide 2021.
  • School of Tomorrow (SOT), Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) and General Education Development Test (GED): The University of Pretoria no longer accepts qualifications awarded by these institutions.
  • National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) Level 4: The University of Pretoria may consider NCV candidates, provided they meet the exemption for bachelor’s status criteria and the program requirements.

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Program content

Curriculum: Year 1

Fundamental modules

  • AIM 111
  • Academic information management 111
  • Academic information management 121
  • Language and study skills 110
  • Academic orientation 102

Core modules

  • Introduction to environmental sciences 101
  • Aspects of human geography 156
  • Southern African geomorphology 166
  • Cartography 110
  • Informatics 112
  • Informatics 154
  • Informatics 164
  • Informatics 171
  • Business management 114
  • Business management 124
  • Mathematics 134
  • Linear algebra 146
  • Calculus 148

Curriculum: Year 2

Core modules

  • Business law 210
  • Introduction to moral and political philosophy 251
  • Introductory geographic information systems 283
  • Geographic data analysis 220
  • Remote sensing 220
  • Informatics 214
  • Informatics 225
  • Informatics 261
  • Statistics 110
  • Statistics 120
  • Surveying 220

Curriculum: Final year

Core modules

  • Geographic information systems 310
  • Geoinformatics 311
  • Spatial analysis 320
  • Remote sensing 320
  • Geometrical and space geodesy 310
  • Geoinformatics project 320

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


Undergraduate Tuition fees per faculty in 2022

  • 1st year: 48 000 – 56 000+ 15% VAT
  • 2nd year: 51 000 – 54 000+ 15% VAT
  • 3rd year: 42 000 - 47 000+ 15% VAT


Total credits: 425

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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Why study at University of Pretoria - Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Our excellence in teaching and research is recognised by our large number of partners outside of academia. We work together with several companies, non-profit organisations, industry bodies, and government departments, which means that the qualification you receive from NAS gives you a unique edge for employment. The excellent research and teaching you are exposed to during your training, combined with valuable real-world experience, will make you a sought-after candidate for employment.

We are known for our expertise in forestry and agriculture, the life sciences and mathematical and statistical sciences—all supported by genuine scholarship and excellence in the basic sciences. We offer some unique degrees (in Meteorology and Nutrition, for example), and even though there may be similar offerings elsewhere, we have attractive double major options (and even a unique triple major in Human Physiology, Genetics and Psychology). Food- and water security in Africa, which are two of our many focus areas, can be approached from many angles: climate change, biotechnology, crop development, breeding, data science, agricultural economics, insurance risk, consumer behaviour, indigenous crops, pests and diseases, carbon cycling and environmental change, to name but a few.

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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