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Surveying and Mapping, B.S.

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Surveying and Mapping is the study of geospatial measurement and representation including such disciplines as land surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing (satellite imaging and laser scanning), geographic information systems (GIS), cartography, global positioning systems (GPS), and some parts of geography and civil engineering.

Surveying and Mapping is a discipline which integrates acquisition, modeling, analysis, and management of geo-spatial reference data. Based on the scientific framework of geodesy, it uses terrestrial, marine, airborne, satellite-based sensors, and measurement systems and technologies to acquire spatial and other data. The Land Surveying component of Surveying and Mapping includes investigation, analysis, and application of boundary/property laws and legal principles pertaining to specific public and private properties and is a regulated profession wherein a license to practice land surveying is issued by each state in an effort to protect the public and private interests in property boundaries.

Students in the Surveying and Mapping program may earn an Associate in Science in Surveying and Mapping which will help them be immediately employable as an entry level surveyor GIS technician. Students may also earn a Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Mapping which will prepare them to successfully pass the national Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam which is a significant step towards surveying licensure. The bachelor degree program has been developed around four core disciplines which build on an in-depth foundation of knowledge needed for the professional practice of surveying and GIS. Surveying and Mapping program goals are to secure ABET/ASAC accreditation by Fall Semester 2017 and to continue to encourage student interest in obtaining graduate degrees in the field of Surveying and Mapping from other nationally ranked institutions. The program is operating under an annual cohort system starting in the fall semester of each year, so matriculation is required to ensure that each perspective student completes all required course prerequisites prior to entrance into a cohort.

Total Program Credits: 121

Matriculation Requirements:  

1. Before being formally admitted into the BS Surveying and Mapping, students must matriculate into the Surveying and Mapping Cohort (the final 2 years  of the program) by either completing an AS in Surveying and Mapping with a minimum grade of C or better, (except for MATH 1060 and/or its equivalents which must be a B or better) OR by completing matriculation requirements 2 and 3:                  

2. Complete the My Educator exam with 80% or higher OR complete IM 2010 (3.0 credit hours) with B- or higher

3. Complete the following courses with a C grade or better:  

  • SURV 1020  Introduction to Surveying and Mapping (1.0)             
  • EGDT 1040  Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing (3.0)           
  • EGDT 1400  Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I (3.0)     
  • MATH 1060  Trigonometry (3.0)
  • or EGDT 1600 Technical Math--Algebra (3.0)
  • and EGDT 1610 Technical Math--Geometry/Trig (3.0)
  • MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication (3.0)

4. All Surveying and Mapping students must complete a Matriculation Application by the appointed deadline during the Spring semester prior to the Fall cohort to which the student desires to gain entry. Subsequently official approval must be obtained from the Program Coordinator prior to taking any further Surveying and Mapping courses. Part-time students may be admitted into the Surveying and Mapping cohort and may be allowed to proceed through the program at their own pace.

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities 3
  Fine Arts 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 74 Credits
Surveying and Mapping Core  
  MATH 1060 Trigonometry 3
or EGDT 1600 Technical Math--Algebra (3.0)  
and EGDT 1610 Technical Math--Geometry/Trig (3.0)  
  SURV 1020 Introduction to Surveying and Mapping 1
  EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
  EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I 3
  EGDT 2400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques II 3
  MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication 3
  SURV 1220 Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry 3
  SURV 2320 Property Descriptions and Public Land Records 3
  GIS 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
  GIS 3620 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
  SURV 3400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques III  3
  SURV 451R Surveying and Mapping Lecture Series (.5) 2
  SURV 455G Global Professional Ethics and Liabilities 3
  SURV 4930 Senior Surveying and Mapping Capstone 4
Professional Focus Areas  

The following are suggested courses based on specific areas of professional/technical interest. You may choose all courses from one focus area or a combination of courses from any focus area depending on personal goals. Total of 33 credit hours.

33
Professional Surveying License Focus Area  
  SURV 1030 Fundamentals of Geodesy and Control Surveys  (3.0)  
  SURV 2010 Land and Survey History  (3.0)  
  SURV 2030 Geodesy  (3.0)  
  ENGL 2310 Technical Communication  (3.0)  
  LEGL 3000 Business Law  (3.0)  
  SURV 3010 Measurement Analysis and Adjustments  (4.0)  
  SURV 3030 Land Development Planning, Platting, and Mapping  (3.0)  
  SURV 3210 Advanced Photogrammetry  (3.0)  
  SURV 3220 Control Surveys  (3.0)  
  SURV 3230 Construction and Route Surveys  (3.0)  
  SURV 3340 Boundary Law  (3.0)  
  SURV 4340 Surveying Legal Principles  (3.0)  
  SURV 4400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques IV (3.0)  
  SURV 4500 Professional Services Practicum  (3.0)  
Professional GIS/Mapping Focus Area  
  SURV 1340 Fundamentals of Boundary Law  (3.0)  
  SURV 2010 Land History of America (3.0)  
  SURV 2030 Geodesy   (3.0)  
  SURV 2100 Mapping From Field to Finish  (3.0)  
  GIS 2640 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (2.0)  
  GIS 3630 Geographic Information Systems Application Development  (3.0)  
  LEGL 3000 Business Law  (3.0)  
  SURV 3220 Control Surveys  (3.0)  
  SURV 3340 Boundary Law (3.0)  
Civil Design Technology Focus Area  
  EGDT 1300 Structural Drafting (3.0)  
  EGDT 1060 MicroStation Infrastructure Design (3.0)  
  EGDT 2040 Piping Drafting (2.0)  
  EGDT 2500 3 Dimensional Modeling--Civil 3D (3.0)  
  CMGT 3010 Construction Materials Testing (3.0)  
  SURV 3230 Construction and Route Surveys (3.0)  
  EGDT 3450 Civil Design Systems  (3.0)  
  EGDT 3500 Advanced Civil Drafting and Design (3.0)  
  SURV 4400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques IV (3.0)  
Elective Requirements: 12 Credits
Approved Surveying and Mapping elective courses can be taken with the following prefixes: SURV, GIS, EGDT, ARC, ENGR, CIVE, PHYS, GEOG, CMGT, CS, ENST, MATH, and LEGL. Total of 12 credit hours 12

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 121 semester credits required for a BS degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.5 or above with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in all Surveying and Mapping courses including Surveying and Mapping Core and Professional Focus Areas     
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours of Surveying and Mapping courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.        
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.   
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.                

   

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
Quantitative Literacy Students Choice 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I 3
SURV 1020 Introduction to Geomatics 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Biology Distribution Students Choice 3
Social/Behavioral Sci. Distribution Students Choice 3
GIS 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
Fine Arts Distribution Students Choice 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution Students Choice 3
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing-Science and Technology 3
ENGL 2310 Technical Communication 3
Physical Science Distribution Students Choice 3
Geomatics Elective **   3
  Semester total: 15
Note: Students must pass a My Educator Exam with a score of 80% or higher. If they do not score above 80% they must take IM 2010 and earn a B or higher grade.  
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
American Institutions Students Choice 3
Humanities Distribution Students Choice 3
MATH 1060* or EGDT1600 and EGDT 1610 Trigonometry or (Technical Math--Algebra and Technical Math--Geometry/Trig) 3
GIS 3620 Advanced GIS for Geomatics 3
LEGL 3000 Business Law 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
SURV 2010 Land and Survey History 3
SURV 2030 Geodesy 3
SURV 2210 Photogrammetry 3
SURV 2310 Surveying US Public Lands 3
EGDT 2400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques II 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
SURV 2220 Remote Sensing 3
SURV 3230 Construction and Route Surveys 3
SURV 3010 Measurement Analysis and Adjustments 4
SURV 3030 Land Development Planning, Platting and Mapping 3
SURV 3340 Boundary Law 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
SURV 3220 Control Surveys 3
SURV 451R Geomatics Lecture Series 0.5
SURV 455G Global Professional Ethics and Liabilities 3
SURV 2320 Property Descriptions and Public Land Records 3
SURV 3400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques III  3
Geomatics Elective** Geomatics Elective  3
  Semester total: 15.5
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
SURV 4340 Surveying Legal Principles 3
SURV 451R Geomatics Lecture Series 0.5
SURV 4930 Senior Geomatics Capstone 4
SURV 4500 The Surveying Practice 3
Geomatics Elective** Geomatics Elective 3
  Semester total: 13.5
** Choosen from Geomatics Discipline Core and Electives or Department Approved  
  Degree total: 121

Department

Name:

Architecture & Engineering Design

Location:

CS 704

Telephone:

801-863-8363

Email:

bigeloch@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/engineering_design/

Chair:

Robert Price

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the department of Architecture & Engineering Design (AED) is to prepare future professionals to engage in diverse design, modeling, drafting, architecture, surveying and mapping disciplines. The department cultivates an elevated commitment to work ethic, quality, productivity, and service. Successful graduates will be dynamic self-starters and lifelong learners who are serious about work and accept the stewardship of designing the future.

 
 

Architecture and Engineering Design

  • Administrative Support: Christine Bigelow
  • Office: CS 704
  • Telephone: 801-863-8363

  • Advisor:
    Shandi Erickson
  • Office: CS 633a
  • Telephone: 801-863-6238

Advisory Committee:

Architectural

Curtis Miner, CMA Architecture; Jeff Adams, Jeff Adams Designs; Alan Shurtliff, Pontis Architectural Group

Civil

Dave Roberts, Wood Group PLC; Matt Brown, MW Brown Engineering; Brant Tuttle, Northern Engineering.

Electrical

Kevin Armatage, L-3 Communications; Nathan Sweat, Royal Engineering

Mechanical

Doug Nordin, Professional Systems Technology

Structural

Paul Thorley, Acute Engineering; Tyson Munford, Kyune Design & Engineering; Rob Schoen, Axis Steel Detailing; Steve Holdaway, Tectonix Steel

Related Industries

Ken Zabriskie, IM Flash; Shawn Herring, ProSoft; Alan Beddingfield, Steel Encounters

Surveying and Mapping

Von Hill, Entellus; Gary Christensen, GDA Engineers; Kevin Bishop, Oak Hills Surveying

 
 

Engineering Design Technology

Website: uvu.edu/aed/

  • Advisor: Shandi Erickson
  • Office: CS 633a
  • Telephone: 801-863-6238

 

The Engineering Design Technology program prepares students for design, 3D modeling, surveying, and drafting careers in mechanical, architectural, structural, civil, and electrical/electronic fields. Jobs are available with architects, cities, counties, states, the federal government, engineering and surveying companies, mines, research and development companies, and the mechanical, structural steel, architectural development, electronics, construction, and fire protection industries. In addition, because of the broad nature of the program, graduates are prepared to succeed in most technical fields. For example, they can work as manufacturing, industrial engineering, and construction technicians as well as in functional areas of purchasing, estimating, bidding, plant management, quality control, expediting, and sales.

Reminder: an overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above is required for graduation.

Due to the technical nature of the material in the following courses, additional reading, math, and computer instruction may be required. More information will be given during advisement.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is highly recommended as an elective in these majors. Two credits may be applied towards graduation.

 
 

 Architecture

Website: uvu.edu/architecture/

  • Program Coordinator: David Barker
  • Office: CS 710d
  • Telephone: 801-863-5681
  • Advisor: Shandi Erickson
  • Office: CS 633a
  • Telephone: 801-863-6238

 

The Bachelor of Architecture (B-Arch) is a five-year professional degree designed to meet the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) requirements. The degree features a rigorous design-oriented curriculum with a solid foundation in technology, practice-based coursework, plan and document generation, building codes, specifications, digital parametric modeling, building information modeling, architectural visualization, digital fabrication, building envelope systems, structural systems, and building sustainability. Students will become experts in current design and building technologies, making them ideal employees in architecture offices and related design & construction industries including civil, mechanical, and electrical.

The program at UVU emphasizes education in the classical and vernacular architecture. Students will research the traditional principles and philosophies of history to encourage a sense of community, a balance and respect with our natural environment, and wise use of limited resources and energy. Program coursework will study the past to inform the future. We emphasize the enduring design standards from history to inform and incorporate ideas into cutting edge technologies and solutions for modern society.

The program is structured as a two plus three stackable credential, awarding an Associate of Science in Engineering Design Technology after the first two years and a comprehensive professional B-Arch degree for the final three years. This allows students who do not wish to pursue licensure a two-year path into the profession. In their final three years, students engage in coursework which readies them to become licensed, practicing architects, projects managers, principals, owners, and community leaders in the profession. Students acquire leadership skills through courses in professional practice, ethics, and architectural registration exam preparation.

Students learn to design buildings in a historical and cultural context through rigorous coursework in history, theory, culture, study abroad, and community service projects. Concurrently, students engage in arts and science courses to expand critical thinking. Transfer students with associate degrees from other institutions are invited to apply for admission into year three and are accepted based on transcript and portfolio review. Upon graduation, and completing their experience hours, students will have the capacity to take the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) to become licensed architects in the State of Utah. A total of at least 151 hours of coursework is required for the Bachelor of Architecture.  The program is currently applying for eligibility for candidacy with the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). 

Bachelor of Architecture Admittance Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor of Architecture degree must meet or exceed certain criteria to be eligible for the program. All sophomores and transfer students will need to apply to the program by completing the application process. Upper-division courses (3000 or 4000 level) cannot be taken unless accepted into the bachelor program.

Note: All freshmen should declare their “anticipated” degree when they complete their entrance application. Students accepted into the bachelor program must re-submit a new application at which time they must declare their “official” degree.

Laptop Requirement

Students accepted to the 3rd year of the B-Arch degree program are required to purchase a quality laptop computer before the beginning of the fall semester.  It will be used for the final 3 years on multiple design projects.

 
 

 Surveying and Mapping

Website: uvu.edu/surveying/

  • Program Coordinator: Danial L. Perry
  • Office: CS 704c
  • Telephone: 801-863-8525
  • Advisor: Shandi Erickson
  • Office: CS 633a
  • Telephone: 801-863-6238

 

If you love outdoor adventures, using the latest technology, and solving a good mystery you will love Surveying and Mapping.

This exciting career field encompasses such disciplines as land surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing (satellite and aerial imaging and laser scanning), geographic information systems (GIS), cartography, global positioning systems (GPS), and some parts of geography and civil engineering.

We integrate acquisition, modeling, analysis, and management of geospatial reference data. Licensed land surveyors have an obligation to protect the public and private real property rights, title, and interests. This often involves field investigation, data analysis, and application of boundary/property laws and legal principles pertaining to those properties

Reminder: an overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above is required for graduation.

Due to the technical nature of the material in the following courses, additional reading, math, and computer instruction may be required. More information will be given during advisement.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is highly recommended as an elective in these majors. Two credits may be applied towards graduation.

 
 

College of Technology & Computing

  • Dean: Saeed Moaveni
  • Office: CS 720
  • Telephone: 801-863-8237
 
 

 

Faculty

Jonathan Allred(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.S., Drafting Technologies, B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Technology & Learning Sciences, Utah State University.

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David Barker(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.S., Pre-Architecture, Ricks College; B.S., Architecture, M-Arch, University of Utah.

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Howard Bezzant(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.A.S., Drafting and Design Technology, Utah Technical College; B.S., Technology and Industrial Education, Utah State University; M.Ed., Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences.

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Rodney Kendall(1981)

Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.A.S., Electronics, Utah Technical College; B.S., Electronics, M.S., Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Brigham Young University.

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David Manning(1992)

Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.A.S., Drafting Technology, Utah Valley Technical College; B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley State College; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Danial Perry(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.A.S., Drafting and Design Technology, Utah Valley Technical College; B.S., Management, Linfield College; M.B.A., University of Phoenix.

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Robert Price(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Department Chair, Faculty



A.S., Drafting Technology, B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley State College.

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Sowmya Selvarajan(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



B.E., Geoinformatics, Anna University, India; M.Eng., GIS and Remote Sensing; Notional University of Singapore; Ph.D., Geomatics, University of Florida.

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Sidney Smith(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.A.S., Drafting Technology, Utah Technical College; A.A.S., Electronics Technology, Utah Valley Community College; B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley University.

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Marika Snider(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture & Engineering Design
Faculty



BS, Architecture, The Ohio State University, MDS, Design Studies, Boston Architectural College, M.Arch, Architecture, University ofo Kansas, PhD, Middle East Studies/Arch. & Ubanism, University of Utah,

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Darin Taylor(1992)

Professor

Department: Architecture and Engineering Design
Faculty



A.A.S., Drafting Technology, Utah Technical College; B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley State College; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Careers

Careers:  
The Surveying and Mapping program prepares students to enter the workplace in a variety of disciplines. Surveying and Mapping is the study of geospatial measurement and representation including such disciplines as land surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing (satellite imaging and laser/LIDAR scanning), geographic information systems (GIS), cartography, global positioning systems (GPS), geography and some elements of civil engineering. Geomatics not only encompasses traditional land surveying but today also includes geography and other disciplines which integrate acquisition, modeling, analysis, and management of geo-spatial reference data. Some students will have opportunities to work for organizations such as the National Geodetic Survey (NGS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), national, state, county, and city governmental agencies, universities and colleges, and private surveying and engineering firms.

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