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Idaho State University

Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology

Objectives and Outcomes

 

Program Objectives

Graduates of the Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology program will:

  1. 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.
  2. Have the ability to execute surveying/geomatics project activities for delivery in response to the needs of private and public industry.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Have an understanding of the professional, ethical and social issues with commitment to quality and dependability.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology program will have:

 

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

 

Annual Enrollment and Graduation Data
YearEnrollmentGraduates
2019 15 3
2018 22 9
2017 20 3
2016 21 4
2015 24 9
2014 22 9
2013 20 2
2012 13 8

* Enrollments: Number of students majoring in the program enrolled in the fall semester of the academic year. 

Graduates: Number of students awarded a degree during the academic year.