Geomatics engineering & geographic information systems (GIS) 


The Geomatics Engineering and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) graduate program at the University of Colorado Denver provides broad-based expertise and cutting-edge skills that span the growing geospatial field and helps alleviate the shortage of well-educated geospatial professionals. The program is intended for engineers and other geospatial, environmental and urban infrastructure professionals seeking skills in using and managing rapidly developing geospatial data technologies.


Our program offers master’s degrees and a certificate awarded by the College of Engineering, Design and Computing. All courses are entirely online, as they have been for more than 20 years. However, master’s degree students have the option of taking some courses on the CU Denver campus from other programs such as geography or computer science.


Our Geomatics and GIS curriculum covers a wide range of geospatial principles. Students learn from industry professionals in areas of surveying, geodesy, mapping science and cartography, GNSS and GPS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, high-definition surveying, and relational GIS databases.

Our program prepares graduates for careers in industry and/or science. Students who complete the program have a comprehensive understanding in these disciplines, empowering them to advance their careers in geospatial engineering and analysis or to continue their research and further advance the science.

Pursuing a graduate degree in geomatics and GIS

Students interested in geomatics and GIS may pursue the master of sciencemaster of engineering or the GIS certificate.


Wesley Marshall, PhD, PE


Civil Engineering

Phone: 303-315-7568

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