GIS and Urban PlanningFanshawe College
About this Program
Level: Diploma in GIS and Urban Planning
Discpline: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Length: 4 semestersCheck My Eligibility
What will our world look like in 20, 50 or 100 years? What kind of positive influence can we have on it? If these types of questions interest you, then check out the GIS and Urban Planning program at Fanshawe. With this GIS and Urban Planning program, you’ll learn how your training can help make the world a cleaner, more sustainable place. You’ll be provided with technical and design skills that will help you understand land use planning, land development, land conservation and resource management, in both rural and urban communities from the perspective of both the public and private sector. As well, you’ll have access to cutting-edge technologies including GIS (Geographical Information Systems), CAD (Computer Aided Design) and Presentation Graphics. This training will be used in conjunction with our case study method that allows you to participate in the conceptualization of actual land development projects. This two-year program also features two co-operative work terms that give you practical, hands-on experience with government, planning consultants or land development companies. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for an exciting career as an information technician, GIS operator or analyst. Whichever career you choose, you can bet that you’ll be shaping our world.
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.