Geomatics students use a digital total station

Do you enjoy applications of math and computers but hate the idea of being chained to a desk? Then consider geomatics, an exciting field that fuses land surveying techniques with computer technology.

Advancements in technology have changed the nature of surveying and mapping. Today, geomatics professionals use an integrated approach to measuring, analyzing and managing spatial data, employing high-tech equipment like Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), digital photogrammetry, digital total stations, satellite and terrestrial remote sensing to create a detailed but understandable picture of the Earth's natural and manmade features.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Geomatics, Surveying option (degree completion)
Minor in Geographic Information Systems


Klamath Falls

Effective September 2016, the Geomatics program will be suspended on the Wilsonville campus. Please note, the program will continue to be offered at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls, OR.

About Our Program

Oregon Tech Wilsonville offers transfer students an opportunity to complete their bachelor's degree in Geomatics (Surveying option). Students prepare for entrance into the program by completing required lower division surveying courses at another regionally accredited institution of higher education.

What Is Land Surveying?

Program Accreditation

Oregon Tech's geomatics program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Md. 21202-4012.

Accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET

Accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,


Why Choose an ABET accredited program?

ABET - Why Accreditation Matters

Typical Coursework

At Oregon Tech, the study of geomatics combines theory, problem-solving and field work in a computer-intensive curriculum that prepares students for employment and licensure as Professional Land Surveyors. A shortage of trained personnel makes the employment forecast for geomatics graduates exceptional.

Geomatics majors typically take courses in:
  • Field Surveying
  • Computer Programming
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

The program also offers coursework in the more traditional areas of surveying, including boundary law, construction surveying and computer-aided drafting.

For More Information

Timothy Kent, PLS, Program Director

Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

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