Online Undergraduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering Technology

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering Technology

The 100% online Undergraduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering Technology provides students with a solid foundation in the core competencies of surveying. An undergraduate certificate focuses on surveying core classes whereas a bachelor’s degree focuses on all aspects of an ABET-accredited surveying degree.

This program is ideal for:

  • Surveying professionals with a degree outside of surveying engineering technology and their path to licensure requires a core group of surveying classes
  • Professionals where a degree is not required for licensure but instead a core curriculum is necessary
  • Those looking for a stepping stone into the online B.S. in Surveying Engineering Technology

Note: This program is only available online and not on campus. 

Note: ABET does not accredit certificate programs.


Curriculum

Core Courses

The following core courses are required (9 credits):

  • SVT 101: Basic Surveying Field and Office Processes (3 credits) (Fall and Spring) 
  • SVT 202: Route and Site Surveying (3 credits) (Fall and Spring)
    Prerequisite SVT 101
  • SVT 221: Boundary Law (3 credits) (Fall and Spring)
    Prerequisite SVT 202

Electives

Choose two electives (6 credits). All have a prerequisite of SVT 202.

  • SVT 201: Adjustment Computations (3 credits) (Spring)
  • SVT 322: Preparing Effective Property Description (3 credits) (Fall)
  • SVT 331: Photogrammetry (3 credits) (Spring)
  • SVT 341: Advanced Surveying (3 credits) (Fall)
  • SVT 352: Practical Field Operations (3 credits) (Spring)
  • SVT 437: Practical GNSS (3 credits) (Fall)

Extra Courses/Credits

Students enrolled in this certificate can take up to 21 credits at the e-rate. After 21 credits, they must be admitted into an undergraduate or graduate degree program for the e-rate or pay the out-of-state rate.

For more information about tuition rates, contact Tiffany Peterson, Adult Learner Recruitment and Enrollment Specialist, at 207.581.3151 or tiffany.peterson@maine.edu or the Bursar’s Office.


Admissions

International students may ONLY pursue this certificate online and from the country in which they are citizens.

Prerequisite courses can be waived but the Undergraduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering Technology still requires 15 cr. of approved SVT classes.

Note: Undergraduate certificate programs do not qualify for financial aid.

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Ability to use a scientific calculator with trigonometry functions
  • Effective Fall 2024, students applying to the program must have completed college-level pre-calculus of 3 or more credits (or higher, such as calculus) with a grade of C- or above or pass the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam with a 50 to be admissible. 
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Contact Us

Have questions about earning your Undergraduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering Technology online with UMaine? Contact Tiffany Peterson, Adult Learner Recruitment and Enrollment Specialist, at 207.581.3151 or tiffany.peterson@maine.edu.

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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 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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