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Education Opportunities

Professional Science Masters
(Engineering & Business)
M.S. Engineering Technology
(Surveying Engineering Technology)

B.S. Surveying Engineering Technology
Surveying Certificate

A Combination of Surveying,
Practical Engineering, and Business

The Surveying Engineering Technology program is a surveying program that focuses on skills and education required for professional practice. Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org

Starting with a basic grounding in mathematics and the physical sciences, the student is concurrently and progressively taught:

 Surveying Business  
  • Construction Surveying
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • Geodesy & Geodetic Surveying
  • Cadastral Surveying
  • Boundary Retracement Surveying
  • Remote Sensing
  • Photogrammetry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Data Collection
  • Lidar
  • Drone
  • Engineering Economics
  • Small Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Ethics
  • Business & Professional Communications


  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Land Development

Surveying combines knowledge in mathematics, computers, history, geography, art, business, and communication; coupled with a love of the outdoors (hunting, fishing, snowmobiles, cross country skiing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and ATV trail riding) to provide a rewarding career emphasizing independence and responsibility.

Surveying provides a rewarding outdoor career that begins with enrollment in the surveying engineering technology program at the University of Maine.

Program Educational Objectives

The specific program educational objectives are to prepare graduates to:

  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of skills in mathematics, basic physical sciences, business, surveying, and engineering sufficient to pass professional registration exams.
  • Show proficiency in using surveying equipment and gathering experimental and surveying data for the use of analytical and problem-solving skills reasonably expected for surveying practice necessary to be in responsible charge of surveying operations.
  • Be able to apply design skills sufficient to meet employer and client expectations in the areas of land development and survey operations planning.
  • Conduct themselves ethically and professionally and exhibit personal integrity and responsibility in surveying practice.
  • Be proficient in written, oral, and graphic communication to deal with promotion of professional services, business communications, reporting to clients, interacting with peers, and addressing client matters in public forums.
  • Awareness for the arts, humanities, social sciences, and diversity and their place among society and the profession in taking leadership roles in the community and profession.
  • Be able to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment, and lead when necessary to accomplish a given mission or project when providing professional services to the public.
  • Recognize, participate, and appreciate the need for quality improvement of services, continuous improvement of professional skills, and embarking on lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

Prior to graduation, students are required to demonstrate the following learned capabilities:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly- defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly- defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

Surveying is a GREAT job! 
Surveyors …

  • Work outside in nice weather, inside in bad weather (have a tan all Summer);
  • Don’t get bored with the same scenery (work varies from urban to farm, wilderness to city);
  • Combine history with technology, mathematics with law, and art with CAD;
  • Assume responsibility quickly with experience (surveying graduates will have all the responsibility they can handle);
  • Don’t sit behind a desk for long (have an exercise plan as part of surveying practice); and
  • Earn a good salary for doing work they enjoy.