Educational Objectives

Program Mission Statement, Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The Geomatics Program degrees will prepare students for a profession in Geomatics and Geospatial Science on a state, regional, national and international level in public, private, and academic settings. As a part of Geospatial sciences Geomatics students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in data acquisition, modeling, analysis, integration, and management of geospatial reference data used to produce deliverables for land surveying, civil engineering, cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), geodesy, and remote sensing.

Goals

  • 1)  Maintain a minimum ratio of 1:1 - Geoamtics Jobs to Geomatics Graduates.
  • 2)  Encourage undergraduate students to pursue a Geospatial or related graduate degree.program
  • 3)  Assist each Geomatics student in obtaining professional engaged learning opportunities.
  • 4)  Increase the number of students enrolled in the Geomatics Program to 60 by 2025

Student Learning Outcomes

By the time of graduation, the program enables students to acquire:

  • 1)  Sufficient knowledge, skills, and understanding to pass the national NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying Exam.
  • 2)  An ability to apply knowledge of boundary and tenure law, along with dispute
    prevention and resolution.
  • 3)  An understanding of professional surveying best practices and standards of care
  • 4)  An ability to adapt to changing field conditions with appropriate tools and instrumentation
  • 5)  An ability to communicate clearly, accurately, and thoroughly to clients and other professionals
  • 6)  An ability to analyze and assess client problems and apply appropriate profesional solutions
  • 7)  Recognition of the need for continuing professional development
  • 8)  Recognition of the need for health, safety, and accident prevention.