Program Objectives and Outcomes
The B.S. Program in Surveying Engineering is designed to meet the needs of all students
in the program. The surveying engineering program faculty, together with their program
advisers, have revised their program's educational objectives associated with this
program are as follows:
- Program graduates will apply communication skills, lifelong learning attitude, and
the knowledge of mathematics and basic science to attain advancement within the surveying
- Program graduates will exhibit creativity, leadership and team-building abilities,
cultural appreciation and an understanding of global, societal, and environmental
context consistent with the principles of sustainable development.
- Program graduates will be engaged in the professional practice of surveying engineering
with high ethical and professional responsibilities.
- The program graduates will strive for professional licensure.
The student outcomes for the B.S. degree in surveying engineering which are related
to the Program Educational Objectives are listed below. Further, the relationships
to the Program Educational Objectives and the EAC/ABET Criterion 3 (a-k) outcomes
are also identified.
- A broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues necessary to understand the
impact of surveying engineering solutions in a global, societal, and environmental
context. (EAC/ABET Criteria 3d, c, h, j) (Program Educational Objectives B and C)
- An ability to solve surveying engineering problems in practice by applying fundamental
knowledge of mathematics, statistics, science, and by using modern surveying engineering
techniques, skills, and tools. (EAC/ABET Criteria 3a, k) (Program Educational Objectives
A and D)
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve surveying engineering problems, particularly
the planning, design, establishing horizontal and vertical control, land use design,
boundary determination, mapping and field layout of infrastructure that meet standards
of accuracy and precision, keeping in mind cost, time, safety and quality needs,
and objectives. (EAC/ABET Criteria 3c, e) (Program Educational Objectives A, B C,
- An ability to design and conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data in
engineering surveying, topographic surveying, geodetic surveying, and boundary surveying.
(EAC/ABET Criteria 3b, j, k) (Program Educational Objectives A,C and D)
- An ability to communicate technical material written papers/reports and oral presentations.
(EAC/ABET Criterion 3g) (Program Educational Objective A)
- An ability to function within multidisciplinary teams. (EAC/ABET Criterion 3d) (Program
Educational Objective A & C)
- An understanding of professional, societal, and ethical practice and responsibilities.
(EAC/ABET Criterion 3f ) (Program Educational Objectives B and C)
- A recognition of the importance of professional licensure and a recognition of the
need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning. (EAC/ABET Criterion 3i)
(Program Educational Objectives A, C and D)
EAC/ABET Criterion 3 (a-k) outcomes
Engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain:
a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret
c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within
realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical,
health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. an ability to communicate effectively
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions
a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j. a knowedge of contemporary issues
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary
for engineering practice.