Candidates may be admitted to the Diploma in Geomatics programme if they meet the general Polytechnic admission requirements, and comply with the following additional requirements:
- A Grade 12 Certificate (or equivalent) with a combined total of at least 25 points on the Engineering Evaluation Scale, counting up to five subjects that must include Mathematics and English, in NSSC Higher or Ordinary, or a combination of the two examinations;
- Minimum C-symbol on NSSC Ordinary (or 4-symbol at NSSC Higher) for Mathematics;
- A pass in the Grade 12 subjects Physical Science and/or Geography, or related subjects, is highly recommended, and preference may be given to candidates with these results, additional to the above admission requirements;
- Must be medically and physically fit for fieldwork, which forms an integral part of the programme.
Mature Age Students may be admitted in terms of the Mature Age Entry Scheme. Selection for mature age entry will be by means of appropriate written entrance tests, three years work experience, satisfactory references, as well as gaining entry into the course English in Practice.