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Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: Fall Semester 2005 (Revised ABET)

Surveying Technology - ARCHIVE

PROFESSOR DHUSHY SATHIANATHAN, Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, Penn State University Park (2 SRT)
PROFESSOR CHARLES D. GHILANI, Program Coordinator, Penn State Wilkes-Barre

This major provides the basic undergraduate education required for private and public service as a survey technician in the surveying profession. Basic knowledge is provided in the areas of land, construction, geodetic, photogrammetry, and topographic surveys. The curriculum is designed to develop an individual appreciation of the skills and equipment needed to make precise measurements in the field of surveying.

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

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 front of 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: CE T 261(3), 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.

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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

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This electronic Undergraduate Bulletin is a version of the official bulletin of The Pennsylvania State University. It is suggested that users refer to this electronic bulletin when seeking the latest information about the University's academic programs and courses. Printed versions of the Bulletin are also official copies of the programs, courses, and policies in effect at the time of printing. Programmatic expectations for general education are those in effect at the time of admission to degree candidacy, and college and major requirements are those in effect at the time of entry to college and major. These are accurately indicated in each student's degree audit.


Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-04-036

Review Date: 3/2/04




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