The surveying engineering technology program has evolved from the previous B.S. degrees in surveying engineering and spatial information engineering. Graduates will have the same career paths. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is the largest contributor of funding to the surveying engineering technology program simply because they want graduates to consider a career in cadastral surveying within their organization. (Note BLM is responsible for boundary surveys of all federal lands within the United States – including National parks.) Graduates have successfully entered both state (Maine, Virginia, and North Carolina Department of Transportations are examples) and municipal (City of Portland, ME) jobs. The largest career path has been in the private sector. Graduates have worked for both small and large surveying/photogrammetry/engineering firms mainly in New England. Upon professional licensure, many graduates have become successful owners of their own companies.
The traditional location upon graduation has been 40% in Maine, 20% in the rest of New England, and 40% outside of New England.
Contact a local Professional Land Surveying firm in your area to learn more about exciting careers upon graduating from surveying engineering technology.