Surveying Engineering Technology and Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology

Particularly exciting about the future of the surveying profession are the emerging technologies of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Land Information Systems (LIS).

The course of study at Alfred State provides a thorough understanding of the basic sciences of mathematics and physics as well as such applied subjects as graphics and computer-aided drafting and design. The knowledge obtained from these basic courses is applied to a well-rounded study of modern surveying theory and practice.

The student constantly applies theoretical knowledge in meaningful and comprehensive laboratory sessions. Therefore, upon graduation the student is educated in a twofold sense, both theoretically and practically.

Both the surveying engineering technology and surveying and geomatics engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

A laptop computer is required for students entering the surveying engineering technology programs. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (AAS Degree)

An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.

An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.

An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.

An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.

An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

An understanding of the need for engagement and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.

An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.

A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (BS Degree)

An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.

An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.

An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.

An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.

An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.

An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

An understanding of the need for engagement and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.

An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.

A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.

A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The surveying engineering technology program produces graduates who:

Write, read, and orally present technical reports, letters, and projects that meet the standards of the profession.

Have an understanding of and are able to implement basic field and office survey procedures.

Are capable of performing elementary research.

Are competent in surveying techniques.

Recognize the need for engagement, and an ability to engage, in continued formal education as well as lifelong learning.

In addition to the AAS program educational objectives, the BS in surveying and geomatics engineering technology program (630) produces graduates who:

Will be capable of sitting successfully for the Land Surveyor Examination.

Have the skills to perform a land title survey in all its complexity.

Will be capable of employing state-of-the-art surveying techniques in leading a survey crew to the accomplishment of its goal.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State surveying engineering technology AAS graduates may enter directly into either the surveying and geomatics engineering technology BS or technology management BBA degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Land surveyor (after successfully meeting state requirements)

Surveying engineering technician

Field technician

Drafter - computer

Project surveyor

Office assistant

Party chief

Instrument person

Mapping technologist

GPS surveyor

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate:

Surveying Engineering Technology (AAS degree): 100 percent employed in field.

Surveying Engineering Technology (BS degree): 100 percent – 89 percent are employed in field; 11 percent transferred to continue their education.

ENROLLMENT AND GRADUATION DATA

Surveying Engineering Technology (AAS degree): Enrollment - 5; 0% graduated in 2 years and 40% graduated in 3 years.

Surveying Engineering Technology (BS degree): Enrollment - 6; 50% graduated in 4 years and 67% graduated in 6 years.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Building Trades: Building Construction

Construction Engineering Technology

Construction Management Engineering Technology

CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE

Both the AAS program and the BS program in surveying and geomatics engineering technology have been accredited by ETAC/ABET as well as the NYS Education Department. These accreditations mean that the graduates from the AAS program will receive two years of credit toward the total statutory time requirement for licensure as a land surveyor in New York State.

Graduates of the BS program will receive four years of credit toward the total statutory time requirement for licensure as a land surveyor in New York State. The BS graduates are eligible to take the first part of the NCEES licensing exam for land surveying in their senior year, eighth semester, if within 20 semester credit hours of graduation.

Additionally, graduates of the BS program will receive six years of credit toward the statutory time for licensure as a Professional Engineer in New York State. The BS graduates are eligible to take the first part of the NCEES licensing exam for Professional Engineer in the fall following their graduation.

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

Alfred State accepts students from other two-year institutions as juniors into the BS surveying engineering technology program with appropriate course work and grade point averages.

Surveying Engineering Technology - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

CIVL

1011

Civil AutoCAD

1

CIVL

1204

Surveying I

4

CIVL

1013

Portland Cement Concrete

3

CIVL

1182

Civil Tech. Graphics

2

MATH

1033

College Algebra or Higher*

3

16

Second

CIVL

2154

Quality Control of Construction Materials

4

CIVL

2204

Surveying II

4

PHYS

1024

General Physics I

4

MATH

2043

College Trigonometry or Higher*

3

LITR

2603

Introduction to Literature

3

18

Third

CIVL

3204

Legal Aspects & Practice of Land Surveying

4

CIVL

3214

Control Surveying

4

PHYS

2023

General Physics II

3

MATH

1063

Technical Calculus I

3

xxx3

Gen. Education Elective

3

17

Fourth

CIVL

4204

Subdivision Theory & Application

4

CIVL

4214

Surveying Practicum

4

CIVL

4243

Surveying Computer Applications

3

CIVL

4273

Photogrammetry

3

xxx3

Gen. Education Elective

3

17

*If not required, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.

Entry level of student into math and composition/literature sequences is a function of student’s high school preparation and mathematics and English placement examinations.

Math through technical calculus I must be completed. Freshman composition and introduction to literature must be taken.

Also required: One unit of physical education.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS (AAS)

Required:

Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Recommended:

Physics

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

2.0 cumulative grade point average, and department requirement of 2.0 grade point average in major courses (CIVL)

Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology - BS Degree

TYPICAL EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

CIVL

1011

Civil AutoCAD

1

CIVL

1204

Surveying I

4

CIVL

1182

Civil Tech Graphics

2

MATH

1033

College Algebra

3

HPED

xxx1

Physical Education

1

14

Second

CIVL

2204

Surveying II

4

PHYS

1024

General Physics I

4

MATH

2043

College Trigonometry

3

LITR

2603

Intro to Literature

3

14

Third

CIVL

3204

Legal Aspects & Practice of Land Surv

4

CIVL

3214

Control Surveying

4

PHYS

2023

General Physics II

3

MATH

1063

Technical Calculus

3

xxx3

Gen Ed Elective 1

3

18

Fourth

CIVL

4204

Subdivision Theory & Application

4

CIVL

4214

Surveying Practicum

4

CIVL

4243

Surveying Computer Applications

3

CIVL

4273

Photogrammetry

3

xxx3

Gen Ed Elective 2

3

17

Fifth

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

COMP

5703

Technical Writing

3

MATH

2074

Tech Calculus II

4

CIVL

5114

Land Surveying OR

CIVL

7114

Geographic Information Systems

4

14

Sixth

CHEM

5013

Applied Chem Principles

3

MATH

6114

Differential Equations

4

CIVL

6104

Analysis & Adjust. of Survey

4

CISY

1123

Intro to Programming for IT

3

BUAD

3043

Business Law

3

17

Seventh

MATH

7123

Statistics for Engr Technology

3

MATH

7113

Economic Analysis for Engr Tech

3

CIVL

8104

Satellite & Geodetic Surveying

4

CIVL

5114

Land Surveying OR

CIVL

7114

Geographic Information Systems

4

CIVL

7001

Senior Seminar & Project Design

1

xxx3

Gen Ed Elective 3

3

18

Eighth

BSET

8003

Senior Technical Project

3

PHYS

8013

Modern Physics

3

CIVL

6113

Environmental Tech Concepts OR

Technical Elective

3

CIVL

7104

Land Development and Design OR

xxxx

Technical Elective

4

Gen Ed Elective 4

3

16

Must meet 7 of the 10 General Education areas.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS (BS)

Required:

Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Recommended:

Physics

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

2.0 cumulative grade point average, and department requirement of 2.0 grade point average in major courses (CIVL)