About The School
Our world is very interesting and fascinating when we understand its nature and how it affects our lives. The sustainability of the environment heavily depends upon how we manage the geography and demographics of planet earth. Surveying takes a closer look at the measurement and graphical representation of the object earth as well as the environment and to some extent space around it. Its application has contributed to the discovery and mapping of new lands, construction of engineering projects, and the management of land and landed property.
The rapid growth of information, communication, and space technologies has changed the entire surveying landscape, as exemplified by the widespread use of the technologies of positioning and navigation, geospatial information systems, and remote sensing. The Technical University of Kenya has committed to not only impart surveying and geospatial skills to students, but also reorient the geospatial technologies and acquired knowledge to practical application for decision making in management of key sectors of the national and global economies. In recent times however, the traditional discipline of ‘surveying and mapping’ has expanded due, in part, to the developments in information, communication, and space technologies and the widespread use of the technologies of positioning and navigation, geospatial information systems, and remote sensing.
Taking cognizance of the high demand of geospatial sciences in many areas of application, it is found prudent to develop a whole new school, the School of Surveying and Geospatial Sciences, to deal with the various aspects of the discipline. Apart from typical geospatial sciences, the School also offers a Bachelors Degree in Land Administration, and is TU-K is the only university in Kenya that offers this programme. The school comprises the Departments of Geodetic Science and Navigation, Geoinformation and Earth Observation, Surveying Science and Technology, and Land Administration and Information.