Jan. 9, 2023

Research opportunities for Geomatics Engineering undergraduates

January 2023
Geomatics Engineering Research
Geomatics Engineering Research

Undergraduate Research Experiences

The Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) and the Schulich School of Engineeringprovide financial support to undergraduate students to conduct research for 8, 12 or 16 weeks between May and August. Students need to find a faculty member to serve as the supervisor of the research work.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) program provides support for research work experience in the natural sciences and engineering. Undergraduate students work full-time on a research project for 16 consecutive weeks on a full-time basis in a term (Fall, Winter, or Summer) with a faculty member.

Accelerated MEng (4+1 Program)

Students entering their final year of a BSc in engineering or science can take up to three extra-to-degree, pre-approved, senior undergraduate or graduate courses. These course credits will transfer towards the MEng degree in geomatics engineering, leaving students with only seven courses remaining in their master’s degree; and complete it within 8-12 months after graduation from the BSc program. Interested students – who have completed their third year of undergraduate studies – can email meng@ucalgary.ca to receive more information on pursuing this option.

MSc Scholarships

Scholarships are available to recent BSc graduates in Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary to pursue an MSc degree in Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary. Priority will be given to graduates of the current academic year (2022-23) followed by graduates from past years (2021-22 or earlier). Number of Scholarships: 4; amount: $15,000/student; period of scholarship: 1 September 2023 – 30 April 2024 (subject to good academic standing, the student’s supervisor will continue to provide funding for a total period of 2 academic years)


The Master of Science (MSc) degree in Geomatics Engineering has been globally recognized for its research contributions in the rapidly evolving discipline of Geomatics Engineering. With 16 faculty members, 9 research laboratory spaces, and annual multi-million-dollar revenue in research funding, the graduate research program specializes in four research priorities: geodesy, remote sensing and earth observation; digital imaging systems; positioning, navigation and wireless location; and GIScience and land tenure. Read more about the research degree programs here: https://schulich.ucalgary.ca/geomatics/programs/graduate   

The Professional Master’s degree (MEng) in Geomatics Engineering is a graduate degree program designed for professionals with a BSc in engineering, computer science, physics, or geography, and offers them a competitive advantage in an increasingly global economy that is more and more reliant on digitized location and positioning data. Read more about the MEng in Geomatics Engineering here: https://schulich.ucalgary.ca/geomatics/programs/graduate/master-engineering-course-based