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Name changed to Surveying Engineering Technology

Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: Summer Session 2011

Surveying Technology - ARCHIVE

University College: Penn State Wilkes-Barre (2 SRT)

PROFESSOR WESLEY PARKS, Program Coordinator, Penn State Wilkes-Barre
PROFESSOR THOMAS A. SEYBERT, Director of Engineering Technology, Penn State Wilkes-Barre
PROFESSOR SVEN BILEN, Interim Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, Penn State University Park

This major provides the basic undergraduate education required for private and public service as a technician in the surveying profession. Basic knowledge is provided in the areas of boundary, construction, topographic, and photogrammetric surveying. The curriculum is designed to develop an individual understanding of the skills and equipment needed to make precise surveying measurements. The major prepares graduates who, during the first few years of professional practice, will:

  • Have a solid understanding of the basic principles of mathematics and science, and the technical competency to use these principles, along with the necessary methods, skills, and modern surveying tools, for practice as a surveying technician.
  • Have the ability to apply the principles of surveying, including the ability to conduct field surveys, as well as research, analyze, and interpret data, and do so with an understanding of professional and ethical issues.
  • Have the ability to work in a team, using problem-solving skills that include effective communication of technical and professional information, using oral and written communication skills.
  • Recognize the value of professional organizations and related activities for the development of leadership skills through service, while maintaining a contemporary understanding of the surveying profession and related societal issues.
  • Recognize the need for life-long learning.

Graduates of the Surveying Technology major may qualify for admission to the baccalaureate degree majors in Surveying Engineering at Penn State Wilkes-Barre or Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology at Penn State Harrisburg.

For the Associate in Engineering Technology degree in Surveying Technology, a minimum of 67 credits is required. This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: 410-347-7700, or (Opens New Window).

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

(12 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses.)

EG T 101(1), EG T 102(1), ENGL 015 GWS(3), ET 002(1), MATH 081 GQ(3), MATH 082 GQ(3), PHYS 150 GN(3), SUR 111(3)[1], SUR 112(3), SUR 162(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
CAS 100A GWS(3), ENGL 202C GWS(3), MATH 083 GQ(4), PHYS 151(3), SUR 211(2), SUR 222(3), SUR 241(3), SUR 262(2), SUR 272(3), SUR 313(3), SUR 372W(3) (Sem: 3-4)

Select a minimum of 2-3 credits from the following technical courses: MCH T 111(3), SUR 362(3), SUR 375(2) (Sem: 3-4)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-04-036

Review Date: 1/24/06

UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07



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