Online Graduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering Technology

Online Graduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering

Changing technology requires working professionals to expand their understanding of surveying engineering. The online Graduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering will:

  • Expand your undergraduate knowledge for better work experience
  • Expand your firm’s knowledge base into new technologies
  • Expand your knowledge for new work opportunities
  • Prepare you for professional licensure examinations
  • Grow the mathematical foundations not taught in undergraduate curriculums
  • Prepare you for a leadership role in solving complicated boundary issues

Further Graduate Education

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering, students may apply to the M.S. in Engineering Technology or the PSM in Engineering and Business programs. The twelve credits received in the certificate will count as the twelve surveying courses required for a concentration in Surveying Engineering Technology.


Curriculum

Courses

Select four courses from the following (12 credits):

  • GIS 400: Geographic Information Systems II (4 credits) (Fall)
  • GIS 420: Remote Sensing and Image Analysis (4 credits) (Fall)
  • SIE 509: Principles of Geographic Information Systems (3 credits) (Fall)
  • SVT 437: Practical GPS (3 credits) (Spring)
  • SVT 475: Small Business Management (3 credits) (Fall and Spring)
  • SVT 501: Advanced Adjustment Computations (3 credits) (Fall)
  • SVT 511: Geodetic U.S. Public Land Survey Computations (3 credits) (Fall)
  • SVT 512: Advanced Survey Law (3 credits) (Spring)
  • SVT 513: Advanced Studies in Boundary Law (3 credits) (Fall)
  • SVT 531: Advanced Digital Photogrammetry (3 credits) (Spring)
  • SVT 532: Survey Strategies in Use of Lidar (3 credits) (Spring)
  • SVT 541: Geodesy (3 credits) (Spring)
  • SVT 542: Applied Hydrographic Surveying (3 credits) (Spring)
  • SVT 598 Special Topics in Surveying Engineering Technology (3 credits) (Fall and Spring)

Only courses in which the student obtained a grade of B or higher count towards the completion of the Surveying Engineering Graduate Certificate.

Course Descriptions

Graduate School Program Learning Outcomes


Admissions

Transfer Credits

The Surveying Engineering Graduate Certificate does not accept transfer credit per rules of the University of Maine Graduate School.

Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA on a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Application Materials

When you are ready to apply, please first review these application instructions. Then, submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Current resume or CV
  • Official transcripts from all other colleges/universities attended
  • 300-500 word essay based on the following prompt
  • One letter of recommendation

Contact Us

Have questions about earning your Graduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering online with UMaine? Contact a UMaineOnline advisor at 207.581.5858 or umaineonline@maine.edu. For specific questions about surveying engineering, contact Ray Hintz, Program Coordinator, at ray.hintz@maine.edu.

 


Careers

According to Salary.com, the average surveying engineering professional in the U.S. earns an annual salary of $65,552, with the salary range typically falling between $59,506 and $72,754. 

Notable Alumni

  • 2018 alumni, Steve Hyde, earned his PSM in Engineering and Business and is the past Chair of the Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers in Florida.
  • 2018 alumni, Mark Powell, earned his PSM in Engineering and Business and taught surveying at Ferris State University in Michigan.
  • 2018 alumni, Craig Bailey, earned his PSM in Engineering and Business and teaches surveying at New Hampshire Technical Institute.
  • 2018 alumni, Ryan McDowell, earned his Graduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering Technology and teaches surveying at  State Tech College Linn, MO

Notable Students

  • Joe Fenicle is enrolled in the PSM in Engineering and Business program with a concentration in surveying engineering and teaches surveying at the University of Akron.
  • Nicholas Ford is enrolled in the PSM in Engineering and Business program with a concentration in surveying engineering and teaches surveying at Alfred State University

Notable Companies Employing Alumni

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Maine State Department of Transportation
  • Plisga and Day
  • Sebago Technics
  • Survey Engineering Resources, LLC
  • Gartley and Dorsky Engineering and Surveying
  • Herrick and Salsbury, Inc.
  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
  • SGC Engineering, LLC
  • Northern Survey Engineering, LLC
  • SurvTech Solutions, Inc.

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