Surveying Engineering and Geomatics
Engineers or Geomatics Engineers manage the global spatial
infrastructure. They develop systems and equipment for gathering,
analyzing, and using information about the earth. They work with
digital mapping and global positioning systems, photogrammetry, remote
sensing, as well as more traditional surveying tools.
They work for
national government agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service or the U.S.
Bureau of Land Management; for national, city, state, or county highway
departments; and for large and small engineering and surveying firms.
Those interested in a
career in surveying engineering should consider reviewing engineering programs that are
ABET, Inc. If you choose to attend a program that is not ABET accredited, you should be sure that the university
is regionally accredited. Surveying engineering students take courses such as
Engineering Surveying, Surveying Computations, Linear Algebra, Remote
Sensing, Geology and Land-Use Management, and Photogrammetry. The following is a list of universities offering accredited
degree programs in surveying engineering, which is sometimes called
geomatics engineering. Be sure to check with ABET for updates and
surveying engineering jobs enhance their employment opportunities
by participating in internship or co-op programs offered through
their schools. These experiences provide the students with broad
knowledge and experience, making them more attractive candidates to
employers. Many universities offer co-op and internship programs for
students studying surveying engineering.
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Association for Geodetic Surveying
Congress on Surveying and Mapping
and Land Information Society
Federation of Surveyors
Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
Society of Professional Surveyors