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Surveying Engineering Program Educational Objectives and Student 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 profession.
  • 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 (1-7) outcomes are also identified.

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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, and D)
  4. 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)
  5. An ability to communicate technical material written papers/reports and oral presentations. (EAC/ABET Criterion 3g) (Program Educational Objective A)
  6. An ability to function within multidisciplinary teams. (EAC/ABET Criterion 3d) (Program Educational Objective A & C)
  7. An understanding of professional, societal, and ethical practice and responsibilities. (EAC/ABET Criterion 3f ) (Program Educational Objectives B and C)
  8. A recognition of the importance of professional licensure and students must acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. (EAC/ABET Criterion 3i) (Program Educational Objectives A, C and D)

EAC/ABET Criterion 3 (1-7) outcomes

Engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. 
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. 


The Bachelor of Science in Surveying Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Surveying and Geomatics Engineering.