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Surveying Engineering

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): Engineering Technology

Why Choose a Certificate in Surveying?

The student completing this program should be able to:

  • Perform basic differential leveling in the field
  • Reduce differential leveling observations
  • Recognize the concept of field data collection using conventioinal and modern electronic data collection instruments such as an electronic total station
  • Recognize the concept of field data collection using global positioning system (GPS) instruments.
  • Recognize the basic concept of how to prepare a topographic map from actual survey data
  • Perform traverse computations and simple traverse adjustment
  • Develop an appreciation for establishing horizontal and vertical control for a small to medium size surveying project

 

Career Opportunities

The objective of the certificate program in surveying is simply to give the program completers a general exposure to the surveying practice and the capacity for employment with a real surveying degree.

Admission Requirements

Any person who is admitted to the University is welcome to seek the attainment of this certificate.  Student must be in good standing of a 2.0 or higher GPA.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 50% of the total credits required must be earned at Ferris State University.

Only 6 credits can be shared with student’s major.

A minimum grade of C- is required for each course in certificate.

Cumulative GPA must be a 2.0 or higher. 

More Information:

Surveying Engineering Program
College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
915 Campus Drive, SWN 312
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2291
Phone: 231-591-2633
email:

www.ferris.edu/surveying

Required Courses
Credit Hours
To obtain a certificate a student must complete the following core courses:
SURE 110 AND
Fundamentals of Surveying
3
Intro To Computer Mapping
3
Const Surveying-Layout
3
Student must also complete two courses from the following list:
6
Engineering Surveying
3
Surveying Computation
3
Advanced Surveying
3
Photogrammetry
3
Legal Aspects of Surveying 1
3
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