Undergraduate Geomatics Engineering Degree Program
What is Geomatics Engineering About?
Geomatics is a new term incorporating cutting edge technology in image processing, digital photogrammetry, remote sensing, satellite-based global positioning, geographic information systems, drone based mapping, laser scanning, surveying and digital mapping. In addition, geomatics engineering can involve work in land development, construction surveying, forensic surveying, hydrographic surveying and spatial data analysis.
Employment of geomatics engineers is projected to grow up to 15% from 2018 to 2028. Surveyors will continue to be needed to certify boundary lines, work on resource extraction projects, and review sites for construction. The geomatics engineering field is much more than just surveying, it includes geographic information systems, geospatial intelligence, photogrammetry, mapping, geodesy, remote sensing and reality capture using the latest imaging technology.
Overall job opportunities are expected to be excellent because the average age of professional licensed surveyors nationally is over 50, and those with knowledge of a variety of surveying specializations and a bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited school will have the best job opportunities. For more information https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/surveyors.htm and https://www.bls.gov/OOH/architecture-and-engineering/cartographers-and-photogrammetrists.htm)
The program of study leading to a bachelor of science degree in geomatics engineering (120 credits) provides a unique environment to prepare students for the Principles and Practice of Land Surveying (PS) and the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exams that lead to professional licensing. This degree not only prepares students for the future, but it prepares them to design the future.
Geomatics Engineering Undergraduate Degree Program Information
- Admission Requirements
- Degree requirements
- Meet all general degree requirements of the University
- Complete the curriculum for the B.S. in Geomatics Engineering degree
- Take the Fundamentals of Surveying examination (the first of two exams necessary for professional licensure; send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details)
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- Undergraduate Mission, Objectives and Outcomes
- Geomatics Minor
- Surveying and Mapping Certificate
- Enrollment and Graduation Data
- Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (pdf)