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Land Surveying - African Institute of Research and Development Studies

Land surveying students learn to gather information through observation, measurements, questionnaires, legal research, and data analysis.

 Certificate  2 years Fee: on application

Land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them, commonly practiced by licensed surveyors, and members of various building professions. These points are usually on the surface of the Earth, and they are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership, locations (building corners, surface location of subsurface features) or other governmentally required or civil law purposes (property sales).

Surveyors play an integral role in land development, from the planning and design of land subdivisions through to the final construction of roads, utilities, and landscaping. 

This land surveying certificate program provides students with in-depth knowledge of engineering, architecture and geography skills to establish boundaries of land, water, and airspace in order to determine property ownership, development, and use.

Students learn to use new and developing technologies such as GPS, satellite imagery, laser scanning and fast computing to create complex layers of interconnected geographic information. 

Career prospects:

  • Physical Planning Technician/clerk,
  • Instructor in Vocational Training Centres

Progression path:

  • Diploma in Land Surveying

Land Surveying - objectives

Land surveying students learn to gather information through observation, measurements, questionnaires, legal research, and data analysis.

Students are also introduced to the associated services of land surveying such as:

  • mapping
  • construction layout surveys
  • precision measurements of length, angle, elevation, area, and volume
  • horizontal and vertical control surveys
  • analysis and use of land survey data.

Entry requirements

The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain), or;
  • Pass in a relevant Artisan course, or;
  • An Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

The duration for the course is two (2) years which includes a compulsory industrial attachment.
This program is examined by KNEC at the end of the two years training period.

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