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Surveying Engineering Certificate SURC

Degree Type: Certificate

College(s): Engineering Technology

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
To obtain a certificate a student must complete the following core courses:
SURE 110 Fundamentals of Surveying 4
CONM 122 Const Surveying-Layout 3
SURE 115 Intro To Computer Mapping 1
Student must also complete two coursesfrom the following list:
CENG 220 Engineering Surveying 4
SURE 215 Surveying Computation 3
SURE 230 Advanced Surveying 4
SURE 340 Photogrammetry 3
SURE 365 Legal Aspects of Surveying 1 3

Why Choose Surveying Engineering Certificate?

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

    Graduation Requirements

    A Ferris student will receive this certificate after completion of the requirements for the certificate with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the certificate courses.

    No more than 50% of the credits required for this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor will this certificate be granted if more than six of the certificate credits are specifically required in the student's major.

    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: surveying@ferris.edu


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