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. 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
  • 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.

Surveying as a Career

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.