If you think measuring the physical features of the earth using specialized equipment sounds like a cool way to spend your day, check out surveying engineering at Michigan Tech—it’s one of the most crazy-smart degree programs we offer. You can combine your love of the outdoors with state-of-the-art technology—and global positioning data from satellites—to interpret information and formulate conclusions critical to project success. Solving problems using smart solutions? That’s what we’re all about!
What You Need to Know About This Program
- The major strength of our program is its emphasis on field practice: you’ll use high-precision optical and electronic instruments for measuring angles, elevations, and distances; Global Positioning System (GPS) techniques; and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.
- You’ll learn from world-class faculty and researchers who have extensive experience in the field.
- You can get involved in geospatial research, preparing you for a full-time job or to proceed further in advanced research-oriented graduate degrees, including a Master of Science in Integrated Geospatial Technology.
- Graduates secure co-ops, internships, and full-time jobs with companies such as Black & Veatch, state departments of transportation, US Department of the Interior, USDA Forest Service, and many private-sector employers.
- Our surveying engineering graduates continue to enjoy a job placement rate of 100 percent!
And as a surveying engineering major, you can join the Efficiency Through Engineering and Construction (ETEC) Enterprise,a student-run business team dedicated to providing efficient design, quality construction, appropriate costs, environmental safety, and value for their customers.