Surveying Engineering Technology, A.ENGT.

Program Code: 2SRT_AENGT

Entrance to Major

Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to change to this Associate degree after admission to the University.

Degree Requirements

For the Associate in Engineering Technology degree in Surveying Engineering Technology, a minimum of 67 to 70 credits is required:

Requirement Credits
General Education 21
Requirements for the Major 58-61

12 of the 21 credits for General Education are included in the Requirements for the Major. This includes: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses.

General Education

Connecting career and curiosity, the General Education curriculum provides the opportunity for students to acquire transferable skills necessary to be successful in the future and to thrive while living in interconnected contexts. General Education aids students in developing intellectual curiosity, a strengthened ability to think, and a deeper sense of aesthetic appreciation. These are requirements for all baccalaureate students and are often partially incorporated into the requirements of a program. For additional information, see the General Education Requirements section of the Bulletin and consult your academic adviser.

Foundations (grade of C or better is required.)

  • Quantification (GQ): 3 credits
  • Writing and Speaking (GWS): 3 credits

Knowledge Domains

  • Arts (GA): 3 credits
  • Humanities (GH): 3 credits
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 3 credits
  • Natural Sciences (GN): 3 credits

Foundations or Knowledge Domains

  • A General Education course selected from GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, or GS, and may include Integrative Studies (Inter-domain or Linked) courses: 3 credits

The keystone symbol Keystone/General Education Course appears next to the title of any course that is designated as a General Education course. Program requirements may also satisfy General Education requirements and vary for each program.

University Degree Requirements

Cultures Requirement   

3 credits of United States (US) or International (IL) cultures coursework are required and may satisfy other requirements

Writing Across the Curriculum

3 credits required from the college of graduation and likely prescribed as part of major requirements.

Total Minimum Credits

A minimum of 60 degree credits must be earned for a associates degree. The requirements for some programs may exceed 60 credits. Students should consult with their college or department adviser for information on specific credit requirements.

Quality of Work

Candidates must complete the degree requirements for their major and earn at least a 2.00 grade-point average for all courses completed within their degree program.

Limitations on Source and Time for Credit Acquisition

Credit used toward degree programs may need to be earned from a particular source or within time constraints (see Senate Policy 83-80). For more information, check the Suggested Academic Plan for your intended program.

Requirements for the Major

To graduate, a student enrolled in the major must earn a grade of C or better in each course designated by the major as a C-required course, as specified by Senate Policy 82-44.

Prescribed Courses
SUR 212Route and Construction Surveying4
SUR 222Photogrammetry3
SUR 241Surveying Measurement Analysis3
SUR 262Coordinate Systems in Map Projections2
SUR 313Integrated Surveying3
SUR 362Introduction to Geospatial Information Engineering3
SUR 372WLegal Aspects of Land Surveying3
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
SUR 111Plane Surveying4
SUR 162Methods in Large Scale Mapping3
SUR 272Cadastral Surveying3
Additional Courses
CAS 100AEffective Speech Keystone/General Education Course3
or CAS 100B Effective Speech Keystone/General Education Course
ENGL 15Rhetoric and Composition Keystone/General Education Course3
or ENGL 30
ENGL 202CEffective Writing: Technical Writing Keystone/General Education Course3
or ENGL 202D Effective Writing: Business Writing Keystone/General Education Course
MATH 22
MATH 26
College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry Keystone/General Education Course
and Plane Trigonometry Keystone/General Education Course
5-6
or MATH 40 Algebra, Trigonometry, and Analytic Geometry Keystone/General Education Course
MATH 110Techniques of Calculus I Keystone/General Education Course4
or MATH 140 Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Keystone/General Education Course
Select 3 credits of the following:
Cornerstone Engineering Design
EGT 101
EGT 102
& ET 2

and Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting
and
Select 3-4 credits of the following:3-4
Technical Physics I Keystone/General Education Course
General Physics: Mechanics Keystone/General Education Course
Introductory Physics I Keystone/General Education Course
Select 3-4 credits of the following:3-4
Technical Physics II Keystone/General Education Course
General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism Keystone/General Education Course
Introductory Physics II Keystone/General Education Course

Program Educational Objectives

The Associate Surveying Engineering Technology program prepares students with technical and professional skills for the professional practice. Due to their experience in our program, within few years of graduation, we expect our graduates to have the ability to:

  1. Proficiently apply basic principles and methods of surveying practice to perform surveys and analyze results
  2. Effectively convey technical and professional information in written, verbal, and graphic forms, as individuals and as members of a professional team
  3. Demonstrate their recognition of the importance of professional organizations for their development as surveying technologists
  4. Demonstrate their recognition of the need for continuous, life-long learning.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. The Associate Surveying Engineering Technology program is designed to enable students to:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Greater Allegheny

Alandra Kahl
Assistant Teaching Professor of Environmental Engineering
Frable Building 213D
4000 University Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132
412-675-9224
afk12@psu.edu

Wilkes-Barre

Albert Lozano
Program Co-Coordinator, Surveying Engineering
44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
570-675-9245
axl17@psu.edu

Suggested Academic Plan

The suggested academic plan(s) listed on this page are the plan(s) that are in effect during the 2020-21 academic year. To access previous years' suggested academic plans, please visit the archive to view the appropriate Undergraduate Bulletin edition (Note: the archive only contain suggested academic plans beginning with the 2018-19 edition of the Undergraduate Bulletin).

Greater Allegheny Campus

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 (GWS)†‡3CAS 100A (GWS)3
MATH 223MATH 110 or 140 (GQ)†‡4
MATH 263SUR 162*3
SUR 111*4SUR 2223
EDSGN 1003General Education Course3
PSU 81General Education Course3
 17 19
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
PHYS 150 or 250 (GN)3-4PHYS 151 or 2513-4
SUR 2124ENGL 202C or 202D3
SUR 2413SUR 2622
SUR 272*3SUR 3133
General Education Course3SUR 3623
 SUR 372W3
 16-17 17-18
Total Credits 69-71

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GN, GA, GH, and GS). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Wilkes-Barre Campus

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 (GWS)3CAS 100A or 100B (GWS)3
Arts/Humanities/Social Science elective (GA/GH/GS)3Arts/Humanities/Soc Science elective (GA/GH/GS)3
MATH 26 (GQ)3Arts/Humanities/Soc Science elective (GA/GH/GS)3
SUR 111*4MATH 22 (GQ)3
EDSGN 1003PHYS 150 (GN)3
PSU 8 (Recommended)1SUR 162*3
 17 18
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MATH 110 or 140 (GQ)4ENGL 202C or 202D (GWS)3
PHYS 151 (GN)3SUR 2223
SUR 2124SUR 2622
SUR 2413SUR 3133
SUR 272*3SUR 3623
 SUR 372W3
 17 17
Total Credits 69

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GN, GA, GH, and GS). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Career Paths

Graduates from the surveying engineering technology program work at government agencies and private industry companies and specialize in boundary surveying, geodesy, image analysis (photogrammetry and remote sensing), and geographic information systems.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES OF THE SURVEYING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ABET ACCREDITATION

Professional Licensure/Certification

Many U.S. states and territories require professional licensure/certification to be employed. If you plan to pursue employment in a licensed profession after completing this program, please visit the Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures by State interactive map.

Contact

University Park

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
213 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-2952

http://www.sedtapp.psu.edu

Greater Allegheny

101 Frable Building
4000 University Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132
412-675-9140
GA-Academics@lists.psu.edu

https://greaterallegheny.psu.edu/academics/surveying-engineering

Wilkes-Barre

44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
570-675-9245
axl17@psu.edu

http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/academics/surveying/associate