Surveying Engineering Technology and Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology

Surveying Engineering Technology - AAS Degree - Code #1039
Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology - BS Degree - Code #1046

Individuals benefit from having a land surveyor determine the boundaries of their property. Governmental agencies, private industries, and individuals all benefit from the surveying and mapping of our natural resources. Surveyors help in the planning of transportation systems, recreational facilities, new cities, and land subdivisions.

The modern surveyor has learned to increase his/her productivity and measurement accuracy by using modern surveying equipment such as the electronic total stations to measure angles and distances. Computational tasks and mapping are enhanced by the use of the computer.

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 two‑fold 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, http://www.abet.org.

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)

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (BS Degree)

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:

  1. Write, read, and orally present technical reports, letters, and projects that meet the standards of the profession.
  2. Have an understanding of and are able to implement basic field and office survey procedures.
  3. Are capable of performing elementary research.
  4. Are competent in surveying techniques.
  5. 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:

  1. Will be capable of sitting successfully for the Land Surveyor Examination.
  2. Have the skills to perform a land title survey in all its complexity.
  3. 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

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.

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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.