The associate degree in Surveying Engineering Technology (2SRT) provides the basic undergraduate education required for private and public service as a technician in the surveying profession. Basic knowledge is provided in the areas of boundary, construction, topographic, and photogrammetric surveying. The 2-year curriculum is designed to develop an individual understanding of the skills and equipment needed to make precise surveying measurements.
The major prepares graduates who, after the first few years of their surveying careers, can achieve the following program objectives:
- proficiently apply basic principles and methods of surveying practice to perform surveys and analyze results.
- effectively convey technical and professional information in written, verbal, and graphic forms, as individuals and as members of a professional team.
- demonstrate their recognition of the importance of professional organizations for their development as surveying technologists.
- demonstrate their recognition of the need for continuous, life?long learning.
Student outcomes are those skills and capabilities that are the foundation on which those achievements can be built. Stated differently, student outcomes are the talents, skills, and capabilities that should be imparted to students so that, when they graduate with an associate degree in Surveying Engineering Technology, they are well equipped to succeed at their chosen careers. Those outcomes state that at time of graduation the students will be able to demonstrate:
- an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results; and
- an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
Also adopted are the following ABET’s ETAC Program Criteria for Surveying/Geomatics Engineering Technology Programs, 2019-2020. Associate degree programs must demonstrate that graduates are capable of:
- utilizing modern measurement technologies to acquire spatial data;
- employing industry-standard software to solve technical problems.
The following are the annual student enrollment and graduation data for the program:
Graduates of the Surveying Engineering Technology major may qualify for admission to the baccalaureate degree major in Surveying Engineering and complete that degree with an additional 2.5 years of study. For the Associate in Engineering Technology (AEngT) degree in Surveying Engineering Technology, a minimum of 67 to 70 credits is required. This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).