Geomatics ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Geomatics is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Program- specific Enrollment and Award Data is available here.

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Geomatics program:

  • Have attempted the AELS Board’s Fundamentals of Surveying examination, if they are pursuing careers in the surveying area.
  • Have attempted equivalent professional certification or registration, e.g., CP or GISP, as appropriate for their career path, if they are pursuing careers in a non-surveying area.
  • Obtain membership in one or more professional organizations relevant to their career of choice.
  • Be employed in the fields within the geomatics disciplines, including surveying of various types, mapping and cartography, GIS/LIS, remote sensing, geodesy, photogrammetry or hydrographic surveying.
  • Continue their professional development by participating in professional development courses or sessions, or complete higher education courses.
  • Teach at least one workshop or training session, make one conference presentation, or publish one article relevant to their career.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics will have an ability to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve broadly-defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
  • Formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
  • Develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.
  • Apply knowledge in all six areas of surveying and mapping:
    • Field surveying and methods;
    • Photogrammetric mapping, image interpretation and remote sensing;
    • Surveying calculation and data adjustment;
    • Geodetic coordinates and astronomy;
    • Cartographic representation, projections, and map production;
    • Computer-based multipurpose cadastre, geographic information systems.