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The Surveying Technology program is an associate degree in surveying, where the Surveying Engineering program is a baccalaureate degree in surveying engineering.
New Student Admission Requirements
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
Students with lower ability in MATH can be accepted as a Pre-Surveying Technology student, when the admission requirements for either program are met, the student will be admitted either in surveying technology or surveying engineering. Click here to find out more about admission to FSU.
The following are, but a few of the reasons why:
Yes, there are multiple entry points to both surveying technology and surveying engineering programs.
There are a number of scholarships given annually to the junior and senior students. Click here to see the details about the scholarships.
Yes, there are two very active student organizations in surveying engineering. They include: The Burt and Mullet Student Chapter of ACSM, and the Lambda Sigma national honor society.
There are a number of courses that can be taken at a community college or a four-year university that will transfer. Click here to see transfer equivalencies from your school.
The only online program currently offered at Ferris is the two-course sequence certificate in GIS, normally offered during summers.
At present time there are two to three positions available for every graduate. Click here to see an Alumni Survey on job placement.
Graduates find employment in surveying and engineering organizations in the private sector, federal, state, county and city government agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Departments of Transportation, National Geodetic Survey (NGS), Forest Service, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), and city and county engineering offices.
Actually, the Surveying Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET is a nonprofit organization with four commissions that accredit programs in Applied Science, Computing, Engineering, and Technology mostly in the US but also in other parts of the world. Click here to learn more about ABET.
No, the State of Michigan requires a four-year degree acceptable to the Board for licensure as a Professional Surveyor.