Spatial Information Systems

If you want to study the theory and use of geographic information system technologies, then you will be interested in this program. Study computer cartography, remote sensing, spatial data analysis and geovisualization.


The Spatial Information Systems certificate is offered by the Faculty of Environment.

Credential: Certificate

Program description >

Detailed admission requirements

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Apply for this certificate after completion of 30 units at SFU. Other requirements may apply; consult the Calendar.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.

  • Agricultural Economist
  • Cartographer
  • Coastal Zone Manager
  • Community Developer
  • Conservation Officer
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Protection Officer
  • Geochemist
  • Geographer
  • Land Developer
  • Oceanographer
  • Resource Analyst
  • Soil Scientist
  • Surveyor
  • Urban and Regional Planner