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Geomatics, A.S.

Requirements

Geomatics 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.

Geomatics 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 Geomatics 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 Geomatics program may earn an Associate of Science in Geomatics which will help them be immediately employable as entry level surveyor GIS technician. Students may also earn a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics 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. Geomatics 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 Geomatics 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: 60

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences (3.0)  
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
Complete the following: 4
  MATH 1100 Introduction to Calculus (4.0)  
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 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 17 Credits
  Business Computer Proficiency Exam *  
  MATH 1060 Trigonometry 3
  EGDT 1040 Computer Aided Drafting--AutoCAD 3
  EGDT 1400 Surveying 3
  EGDT 2400 Surveying Applications 3
  SURV 1020 Introduction to Geomatics 1
  GIS 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
Elective Requirements: 7 Credits
Choose 7 credits from the following or any other courses approved by department 7
  SURV 2030 Geodesy (3.0)  
  SURV 2210 Photogrammetry (3.0)  
  SURV 2220 Remote Sensing (3.0)  
  SURV 2310 Surveying US Public Lands (3.0)  
  SURV 2320 Property Descriptions (2.0)  
  SURV 3030 Land Development Planning, Platting, and Mapping (3.0)  
  SURV 3010 Measurement Analysis and Adjustments (4.0)  
  SURV 3220 Control Surveys (3.0)  
  SURV 3230 Construction and Route Surveys (3.0)  
  GIS 3620 Advanced GIS for Geomatics (3.0)  
  ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (3.0)  
  MATH 2040 Principles of Statistics (4.0)  
  EGDT 2500 3 Dimensional Modeling--Civil 3D (3.0)  
  EGDT 3500 Advanced Civil Drafting and Design (3.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 or more semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above (departments may require a higher GPA).
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
Footnote
* Students will be required to complete the Business Computer Proficiency exam with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the IM 2010 course with a score of 80 percent or higher.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 1020 Basic Drawing for Non-Majors 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3

PES 1097

or HLTH 1100

Personal Fitness

Personal Health and Wellness

2
SURV 1020 Introduction to Geomatics 1
EGDT 1040 Computer-Aided Drafting 3
EGDT 1400 Surveying 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
GEOG 2100 Geography of the United States 3
GIS 3600 Introduction to GIS 4
MATH 1060 Trigonometry 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
BOT 2050 Field Botany 3
ENGL 2020 Intermed. Writing-Science & Technology 3
MATH 1100  Introduction to Calculus 4
EGDT 2400 Surveying Applications 3
  Semester total: 13
Note: Student's must pass the Business Computer Proficiency Exam with a score of 80% or higher or take IM 2010 and pass with a B- or better. 
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 1740 US Economic History 3
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology 3
GIS 3620 Advanced GIS for Geomatics 3
MATH 2040 Principles of Statistics 4
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 60

Department

Name:

Engineering Graphics & Design Technology

Location:

CS 704

Telephone:

801-863-8363

Email:

bigeloch@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/egdt/

Chair:

Robert Price

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the UVU Engineering Graphics and Design Technology program (EGDT) is to prepare future professionals to engage in diverse design, modeling, and drafting disciplines. The program 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.

 
 

Engineering Graphics & Design Technology

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

  • Advisor:
    Andrew Gifford
  • Office: CS 635
  • Telephone: 801-863-8350 

Advisory Committees:

Architectural

Kevin Madson, KMA Architects; Curtis Miner, Curtis Miner Architecture; Tyson Munford, Rooftop Anchors Inc.; Alan Shurtliff, Pontis Architectural Group.

Civil

Glen Barton, Foster Wheeler USA Corporation; Matt Brown, MW Brown Engineering; Dave Roberts, FLSmidth; Brant Tuttle, Northern Engineering; Alan York, Provo City.

Electrical

Kevin Armatage L-3 Communications; Roger Clement, South Valley Water Reclammation Facility; Keith Hegerhorst, Hegerhorst Power Engineering.

Mechanical

Doug Nordin, GE Wind; Sean Peterson, Little Giant Ladders.

Structural

Pam Foote, Steel Encounters; Steve Holdaway, Tectonix Steel; Rob Schoen, Axis Steel Detailing. Other: Gary Roberts, Wasatch High School; Ginger Timmerman, Prosoft.

Career Opportunities

The Engineering Graphics and 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.

Job Description – Engineering Graphics & Design Technology

Engineering Graphics Technicians (formerly Drafters/Designers) translate ideas from design layouts, specifications, rough sketches, and calculations of engineers & architects into working drawings, maps, plans, and illustrations which are used in making products, structures, land development, and civil infrastructure. They prepare 3D computer models and 2D drawings using Computer Aided Drafting, Design, and 3D modeling systems. They perform design and drafting work in mechanical, electrical/electronic, structural, architectural, civil, piping, and technical illustration fields. They make mathematical calculations using algebra, trigonometry, plane and solid geometry, applied mechanics, strength of materials and basic physics.

The Engineering Graphics Technician works closely with both professional and nonprofessional people and acts as a liaison between the shop or field and the engineering office. Professional appearance and work habits are essential.

Job Description – Land Surveying

Surveying Technicians work out-of-doors performing surveys of property, roads, pipelines, subdivisions, and all types of construction projects. They may work in specialized fields such as topographic mapping, and mine and hydrographic surveying. They use levels, total stations, and global positioning system equipment. They make mathematical calculations using algebra, trigonometry, and plane and solid geometry. They may also be called upon to produce drawings related to their work.

Surveyors develop good human relations skills and professional work habits to be able to work closely with the public.

Programs

Students in the Engineering Graphics and Design Technology program may earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree, an Associate in Science Degree with a drafting pre-major or a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management Degree in Drafting Technology.

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 and math 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.

 
 

Geomatics

  • Program Coordinator: Danial L. Perry
  • Office: CS 704c
  • Telephone: 801-863-8525

  • Advisor:
    Andrew Gifford
  • Office: CS 635
  • Telephone: 801-863-6597

Advisory Board:

Board Chairman Kevin Bishop, PLS - Oakhill’s Surveying, Owner; Michael Nadeau, PLS - Meridian Engineering, Survey Manager; Dan Webb, PLS - Cadastral Chief, State of Utah, Bureau of Land Management; Von Hill, MBA, PLS -Hill and Associates, Inc., Owner; Scott Bishop, PLS - Utah Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL) and -Horrocks Engineers, Survey Manager; Sean Fernandez, PLS - Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) State Cadastral Surveyor, Governor’s Office; Brad Mortensen, PE, PLS - Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Survey Manager; Ross Workman, PLS - Bureau of Land Management, Senior Cadastral Surveyor; Walt Cunningham, PLS - Salt Lake Community College, Geomatics Program Director; Dennis Carlisle, PLS – Focus Engineering and Surveying, Senior Land Surveyor; Rob Mullen, PLS - Region Engineering and Surveying, Owner; John Stahl, PLS - Cornerstone Surveying, Owner; Harold Mitchell, PLS, PE, Esq.; Kent Barney, PLS – Northern Engineering, PLS Survey Manager; Ken Hamblin, PLS –Chairman of the Utah Council of Land Surveyors and Ken Hamblin Land Surveying, Owner.

Career Opportunities

The Geomatics program prepares students to enter the workplace in a variety of disciplines. Geomatics 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, mode ling, 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.

Job Description

Some of the positions held by Geomatics graduates are: Land Surveyors, Survey Technicians, Cartographers, Photogrammetrists, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialists, GIS professionals, Drafters, Civil engineering technicians, Environmental specialists, and Urban/Regional planners. Surveyors do some o f their work in offices but much of their work takes place out-of-doors where they perform surveys of public lands, private properties, roads and highways, pipelines, large buildings, and subdivisions, as well as all types of geospatial measurement projects. The licensed surveyor today is required to know an increasing volume of real property and boundary laws as well as possess an exceptional knowledge of sophisticated geo-spatial measurement instrumentation like GPS, Robotic Stations, 3D Laser Scanners, a nd UAV’s. Licensed Surveyors are required to make various mathematical calculations using algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and solid/plane geometry. They develop technical maps and other deliverables of 3D data for use by professionals in related disciplines as well as the general public.

Programs

Geomatics 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.

Geomatics 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 Geomatics 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 Geomatics program may earn an Associate of Science in Geomatics which will help them be immediately employable as entry level surveyor GIS technician. Students may also earn a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics 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. Geomatics 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 Geomatics 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.

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

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education is highly recommended as an elective(s) in this major. As much as six (6) credit hours o f electives are allowed in the bachelor degree program as internship credits.

 
 

College of Technology & Computing

  • Dean: Michael Savoie
  • Office: CS 720
  • Telephone: 801-863-8321
 
 

Faculty

Howard Bezzant(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering Graphics & Design Technology
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: Engineering Graphics & Design Technology
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: Engineering Graphics & Design Technology
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: Engineering Graphics & Design Technology
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: Engineering Graphics & Design Technology
Department Chair, Department Chair



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

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Sowmya Selvarajan(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Graphics & Design Technology
Faculty



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

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Sidney Smith(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering Graphics & Design Technology
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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Darin Taylor(1992)

Professor

Department: Engineering Graphics & Design Technology
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 Geomatics program prepares students to enter the workplace in a variety of disciplines. Geomatics 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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