Bachelor of Science (BS) in Remote Sensing and GIS

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Remote Sensing and GIS is a program aimed at fostering sustainable development in geo-spatial sciences and industries. This course offers a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge to enhance students' understanding and skills in spatial technology, GIS, RS, meteorology, environmental management, surveying, and geomatics. The program plays a crucial role in various fields such as climate change, public health, transportation safety, and security, and is therefore highly relevant in industry. It's designed to provide skilled manpower for sectors like telecommunication, weather and climate, transportation, urban planning, national security, utility, environment, and agriculture.


Core Courses Elective Courses
Principles of Geographic Information System Weather Analysis and Forecasting
Principles of Remote Sensing Hydrology and Hydrogeology
Principles of Meteorology Natural Resource Management
Image Interpretation and Processing Geospatial Urban Management
Digital Cartography Transportation GIS
Digital Photogrammetry Global Warming and Climate Change
Land Information Systems and Models Paleoclimatology
Applications of Remote Sensing & GIS Spectroscopy
Land Surveying GIS for Disaster Management
Geospatial Databases Microwave Remote Sensing
GIS Customization and Development Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
Research Methods for RS and GIS Forest Monitoring and Management
Spatial Data Analysis and Modeling Remote Sensing of Environment
Global Positioning System Earth System Science
Geospatial Decision Support System Air Pollution and Climate Change
RS and GIS Project Management
Web GIS Applications
Optical Remote Sensing
Digital Image Analysis

Career Opportunities

The graduates of the BS Remote Sensing and GIS program can find employment in both private and state-funded institutions. Our students join CDA, PMD, Armed forces, GSP, WASA, NLC, PCRWR as a GIS specialists and database administrators. Other potential career paths include GIS specialists in real estate sector, resource information management specialists, in natural resource sector, and GIS and RS specialists in research institutes and international research organizations. This degree also opens opportunities for graduates to work in, urban and regional planning, and areas requiring geographic and geologic/topographic mapping and disaster assessment and management in different NGO’s.

Admission Requirements

Intermediate or A-level with Mathematics, from any recognized Board/ University with a minimum of 2nd division (50%) in the Sciences group.

For uniformity in the evaluation system, the minimum CGPA required to pass a semester will be followed as per CUI criteria. Minimum 130+ credits are required to complete BS in Remote Sensing and GIS program and minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) required is 2.0 out of a maximum of 4.0 CGPA.

Scholarships available

Departmental Merit based Scholarships are available for students.

Get in touch with us
Dr. Muhammad Farooq Iqbal
Assistant Professor / Incharge Graduate Programs
Department of Meteorology
COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad Campus

UAN: +92-51-111-001-007

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