Graduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering

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):

  • ANT 521 – Geographic Information Systems I (Fall and Spring)
  • ANT 522 – Geographic Information Systems II (Fall and Spring)
  • SIE 509: Principles of Geographic Information Systems (3 credits) (Fall)
  • SVT 501: Advanced Adjustment Computations (3 credits) (Fall)
  • SVT 511: Geodetic United States Public Land Survey System (3 credits) (Fall)
  • SVT 512: Advanced Survey Law (3 credits) (Spring)
  • 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)

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

Students can apply to transfer up to 3 credits of graduate coursework into the Surveying Engineering Graduate Certificate. The Surveying Engineering Certificate Coordinator must approve such transfer credits after assessing whether they are appropriate or not.

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
  • Official transcripts from all other colleges/universities attended
  • An essay
  • One letter of recommendation

Contact Us

Have questions about earning your Graduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering online with UMaine? Contact Todd Cooley, UMaineOnline Advisor, at 207.581.3072 or at todd.cooley@maine.edu. For Surveying Engineering specific questions, contact Ray Hintz, Program Coordinator, at ray.hintz@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 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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