Surveying Engineering (Certificate)
Changing technologies in the surveying engineering world require working professionals to return to an academic world to expand their knowledge. Professional Land Surveyors with a BS degree in surveying or related field will expand on their undergraduate knowledge. Similarly professional land surveyors with a non-surveying undergraduate degree will be able to capture knowledge in their chosen second career.
The Graduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering requires completion of a minimum of 12 credits of coursework. The twelve credits of coursework must include four classes selected from this list of seven three credit graduate courses:
SVT 501 Advanced Adjustment Computations
SIE 509 Principles of Geographic Information Systems
SVT 511 Geodetic United States Public Land Survey System
SVT 512 Advanced Survey Law
SVT 531 Advanced Digital Photogrammetry
SVT 532 Survey Strategies in Use of Lidar
SVT 541 Geodesy
Only courses in which the student obtained a grade of B or higher count towards the completion of the Surveying Engineering Graduate Certificate.
Surveying Engineering Graduate Certificate Admission
Students to be admitted into the Surveying Engineering Graduate Certificate must hold an undergraduate degree and have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidates must submit a transcript of their undergraduate degree, essay, and one reference letter. Students can apply to transfer up to 3 credits of graduate course work into the Surveying Engineering Graduate Certificate. The Surveying Engineering Certificate Coordinator must approve such transfer credits after assessing whether they are appropriate or not.
Continuation to Professional Science Masters in Engineering and Business Surveying Engineering Concentration
Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering a student may apply for admission to the Professional Science Masters in Engineering and Business Surveying Engineering Concentration (PSM). The twelve credits received in the certificate will count as the twelve surveying courses required in the PSM.
Course Descriptions: http://gradcatalog.umaine.edu/
Surveying Engineering Graduate Faculty
Carlton Brown, PhD, PE, PLS (University of Maine 2008), Associate Professor , cadastral surveys, land tenure, firstname.lastname@example.org
Knud Hermansen, PhD, JD, PE, PLS (West Virginia University 1989), Professor, boundary law, construction surveying, email@example.com
Raymond Hintz, PhD, PLS (University of Wisconsin 1983), Professor and Graduate Coordinator , adjustment computations, photogrammetry, firstname.lastname@example.org