B.S. Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology

To declare a major in Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science degree, a student must have completed a two-year degree in Civil Engineering Technology at ISU, a similar two-year degree from another ABET accredited program, or have permission of the program coordinator. For further details, please consult faculty of the Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology program.

This degree builds upon the knowledge a student has gained through the pursuit of an earned two-year degree in Civil Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program. The student's prior coursework must include the prerequisite math needed to enroll in MATH 1170 Calculus I.  It is recommended that prior coursework also include a 3 credit statistics course as this is a prerequisite for GEMT 3315 Surveying Adjustments.  The student's previous degree will be evaluated by the program coordinator to determine eligibility for entrance into the Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science  program.  Up to 41 credits of coursework from the prior two-year degree may be awarded toward completion of the Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science degree.  If the two-year degree is over 5 years old, the student must be evaluated for currency in the technical field.


General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 33
Objective 4 - PHIL 11036
Objective 5 - PHYS 1101/PHYS 1101L recommended7
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

The following courses are required for a Bachelor of Science degree.

ENGL 3307Professional and Technical Writing3
GEMT 3310Boundary Control and Legal Principles3
GEMT 3311Advanced Surveying3
GEMT 3312Public Land Surveying3
GEMT 3313Surveying Software Applications2
GEMT 3314Research and Evidence in Surveying3
GEMT 3315Surveying Adjustments3
GEMT 3317Subdivision Planning and Platting2
GEMT 3319Writing Legal Descriptions1
GEMT 4400Essentials of Surveying2
GEMT 4411Geodesy3
GEMT 4415Survey Office Practice3
GEMT 4416Surveying Project2
GEMT 4430GPS Principles and Applications3
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning3
MATH 1170Calculus I (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)4
MATH 1175Calculus II4
Select ONE of the following: 3
Principles of Photogrammetry
Remote Sensing
Select ONE of the following:3
Principles of Cartography
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Information Technology for GIS
General Education Requirements
PHIL 1103Introduction to Ethics (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)3
Total Credits56

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements (surveying credits from prior 2-year degree)Up to 41
General Education37
Major Requirements (w/o General Education)50
Free Electives0
Total Credits:120-131

 Major Academic Plan (MAP)