The Geomatics Program (surveying option) is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET, Inc., http://www.abet.org. ABET is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
The mission of the Geomatics-Surveying Option, a Bachelor of Science degree program, is to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills in the geomatics discipline. The Surveying Option prepares students to pass the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) examination and pursue licensure as a registered Professional Land Surveyor (PLS). All students learn the professional responsibility of protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public, and become aware of global and cultural issues.
Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives are statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first few years after graduation--usually three to five years. These objectives are consistent with the mission of the program and the institution. The program educational objectives of the Surveying Option are to:
- Acquire the ability to obtain professional licensure and/or certifications in the geospatial industry.
- Advance in the geospatial industry during their career by becoming involved in local, state, national, or international organizations.
- Obtain industry positions requiring increased responsibility.
- Assume responsibility for lifelong learning in professional and personal development.
- Demonstrate readiness for graduate education and/or advanced technical education.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
The student learning outcomes for the Surveying Option are:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- An ability to formulate or design a system, process or program to meet desired needs.
- An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify and solve applied science problems.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.
Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2016-17 academic year, the Geomatics faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program assessment report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.