Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology
Objectives and Outcomes
Graduates of the Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology program will:
- Have the basic math and science knowledge and technical skills of the Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology discipline appropriate to enter careers in the geospatial community, for example, boundary surveying and legal principles, route and construction surveying, survey measurement analysis and adjustments, Global Positioning System (GPS), photogrammetry, geodesy, land/Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and 3D scanning.
- Have the ability to execute surveying/geomatics project activities for delivery in response to the needs of private and public industry.
- Have appropriate understanding of standards and specifications of surveying/geomatics practices in analyzing positional accuracy of measurement systems and in preparing land records and plats by meeting legal requirements.
- Have the knowledge to pass the national Fundamentals of Surveying and PS exams, and after gaining experience, be qualified to take the Professional Surveying License Exams with an understanding of continued lifelong learning.
- Have an understanding of the professional, ethical and social issues with commitment to quality and dependability.
Graduates of the Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology program will have:
- Ability to solve problems in mathematics through Calculus II, statistics 1153, physics 1100, general science and geomatics software applications.
- Ability to measure, collect, conduct testing data accuracy standards, and manage spatially referenced data from different sources into common surveying information and mapping systems.
- Ability to analyze and process geomatics data and produce technically sound maps, reports and field instructions.
- Appropriate mastery of knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for geomatics project development including geodetic control network design using maps and reconnaissance of field area, data acquisition and process, and production of technical reports.
- Ability to work in teams in as a member or leader in geomatics fieldwork, data reduction in lab, and in the preparation of boundary survey plats and technical reports.
- Analytical capability in solving geomatics problems including by checking data and digital geomatics products.
- Ability to communicate effectively with team members and with representatives from public and private survey industries for geomatics and boundary surveying projects; ability to perform presentations on geomatics technology using sources from library and internet journals.
- A recognition of the need for an ability to engage in self-directed learning in the field of geomatics through continuing education and at the graduate level.
- A sound understanding of the professional, ethical ( with a mandatory ethics course), and social understanding responsibilities required for the execution of geomatics projects including a respect for diversity.
- The necessary educational background and technical skills to perform professionally in all types of surveying including boundary, route, and construction, mapping, geodesy, photogrammetry, and land/geographic information system.
- A knowledge of impact of geomatics technology solution in a societal and global issues through geomatics technology courses and fulfillment of 39 required general education credits.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement in completing geomatics projects as demonstrated through adherence to established academic and professional standards in their programmatic work.
* Enrollments: Number of students majoring in the program enrolled in the fall semester of the academic year.