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.


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


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

  • SVT 201: Adjustment Computations (3 credits) (Spring)
  • SVT 331: Photogrammetry (3 credits) (Spring)
  • SVT 341: Advanced Surveying (3 credits) (Fall)
  • SVT 352: Practical Field Operations (3 credits) (Spring)
  • SVT 437: Practical GPS (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 will need to 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 Todd Cooley, UMaineOnline Advisor, at 207.581.5858 or at, or the Bursar’s Office.


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

Transfer Credits

Students will be able to transfer up to 6 credits of similar courses from other institutions. Any other substitutions will be at the discretion of the surveying engineering technology program coordinator.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Knowledge of basic trigonometry
  • Ability to use a scientific calculator with trigonometry functions

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Contact Us

Have questions about earning your Undergraduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering Technology online with UMaine? Contact Todd Cooley, UMaineOnline Advisor, at 207.581.3072 or at

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According to, 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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