Technologist Diploma (TD) in Geoinformation Production & Management

General Objectives

The aim of the Technologist Diploma Course is to achieve competence in the technology of integrated geo-information production (data acquisition, information extraction, information presentation, databases and spatial information systems).

  • International Focus
  • Residential Courses
  • Focus On People
  • Student Dedication
  • Career Placement

Specific Objectives

Upon completion of the course participants will be proficient in principles and techniques of geo-information. He/she should be able to

  1. Implement and supervise geo-information production systems and quality control systems.
  2. Use appropriate integrated geoinformation production technology for a selected application;
  3. Identify appropriate data sources and evaluate products/services performances;
  4. Implement quality assurance/control systems; etc.
Curriculum Structure and Content

The course is structured into three semesters continuously over 18 months. The description of the courses is presented in the following section

Course Code Course Title (Compulsory Course) No. of Hours Credit Units
Lecture Practical Total
Compulsory courses
PRS 411 Basic Mathematics 45 90 135 3
PRS 412 Statistics and Theory of Observation 45 90 135 3
GIS 411 Fundamentals of Computer Systems 45 90 135 3
GIS 412 Introduction to Computer Programming 45 90 135 3
CAR 412 Spatial Data Acquisition Techniques 45 90 135 3
GIS 413 GIS Systems: Vector and Raster Software  systems 45 90 135 3
LGS 411 Use of English / Use of French
Course Code Course Title (Compulsory courses) Contact Hours Credit Units
Lecture Practical Total
Compulsory courses
PRS 421 Remote Sensing Techniques 45 90 135 3
GIS 421 Digital Terrain Modelling 45 90 135 3
CAR 421 Digital Mapping 45 90 135 3
GIS 423 Geodata Analysis and modeling 45 90 135 3
GIS 423 Introduction to database 45 90 135 3
CAR 424 GIS  and land governance 45 90 135 3
GIS 422 Internet/Web Technology and its application in GeoInformation 45 90 135 3
GIS 424 GIS applications 45 90 135 3
Course Code Course Title (Compulsory courses) Contact Hours Credit Units
Lecture Practical Total
PRS 431 Digital Image processing 45 90 135 3
CAR 431 Cartographic production and  Geovisualisation 45 90 135 3
GIS 431 Contemporary Issues in GIS 45 90 135 3
GIS 433 Geo-Information Applications in Disaster Management 45 90 135 3
GIS 423 GIS Applications in Urban Management 45 90 135 3
GIS 434 Project Report writing / Final Project 45 90 135 6

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the TD Programme, applicants should have:

  1. A Technician Diploma or a National Diploma with Upper Credit in related disciplines including Remote Sensing, GIS, Cartography, Surveying and photogrammetry, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, or equivalent; and
  2. O’ level credits in English, Maths

Programme Duration

The programme is 18 months duration.

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the award of Technologist Diploma in Geo-Information and production management, students must have:

  • a minimum of 50 % pass in all courses and satisfactory pass in General study courses;
  • must have accumulated at least 72 course units;
  • successfully passed two seminars;
  • successfully completed a research project
  • fulfilled all other conditions as prescribed by the Academic Board
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Candidates must submit duly completed application forms to the Centre not later than the 30th of May of the intended year of study for courses beginning in October of Every year

Successful applicants should report at the centre with the following documents:

  • Certificate of medical fitness from a recognized Public health Institution;
  • Statement of support by candidate’s financial sponsor/Employer (where applicable)
  • 2 passport-size photographs of the candidate; and
  • Photocopies of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other credentials including transcript of academic records, original copy of which shall be presented on arrival at the Centre.

Private Candidates or Candidates Sponsored by Non-Member States

All private application forms (including non-residential courses), duly completed and signed by applicants, should be returned directly to the Executive Director of the Centre.

Candidates Sponsored by Member States

In order to be eligible for AFRIGIST fellowship a prospective candidate is encouraged to obtain nomination from his/her country’s Respective member in AFRIGIST Governing Council (Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal). Fellowship covers tuition accommodation, feeding stipend and other allowances.

Candidates can also seek support, scholarships and fellowships from national and international organisations such as State Governments and Departments, Ministries and agencies, Educational Trust Fund (ETF), Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF), Shell or other oil companies, UNDP, DFID, IFRA, UNESCO, Ford Foundation, etc.

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