2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Positioning for Hydrographic Surveying (PSHS-CT-TE) Certificate

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Undergraduate Certificate

Enrollment in the Positioning of Hydrographic Surveying is suspended for Fall 2021 pending curriculum update. For more information please contact the Survey Engineering Technology Program.

This certificate is a collaborative effort between the Surveying Engineering Program at Ferris State University and the Freshwater Studies Institute at Northwest Michigan College.

Hydrographic Surveying is a specialty in precise positioning and data acquisition in marine environments; expected to work in a wide range of different situations and applications from inland waters and rivers, to ports and the deep oceans. This certificate is geared toward, practicing professionals interested in gaining additional competencies.

Program Outcomes


  1. Students will have the ability and knowledge to solve surveying engineering problems in practice by applying fundamental knowledge of mathematics, statistics, science, and by using modern surveying engineering techniques, skills, and tools.
  2. Students will have the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to function within multi-disciplinary teams.
  4. Students will have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


  • Admitted to Ferris State University and in good academic standing.
  • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • ACT 17/SAT 900

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Admitted to Ferris State University and in good academic standing.
  • 2.00 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)

All Certificate Requirements - 9 Credits Required


Certificate Courses - 9 Credits Required


  • Choose 1 of 2

  • ENV 115 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Credit Hours: 3 (Offered by Northwestern Michigan College)
  • Credit Hours: 3
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  • ENV 200 - Great Lakes Research Technologies Credit Hours: 3 (Offered by Northwestern Michigan College)
  • Credit Hours: 3

Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for an undergraduate certificate at Ferris State University:

  • A GPA of 2.00 or higher must be achieved for the courses within the certificate.
  • A minimum of 6 credits within the certificate must be earned.
  • A minimum of 50 percent of certificate credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the All Certificate Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum grade of C- must be earned in all certificate courses.

Contact Information


Survey Engineering Technology Programs
(231) 591-2633
[email protected]

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