Surveying Engineering at Michigan Tech University

Surveying Engineering

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!

Choose your Focus

As a surveying engineering major you can choose focus on areas such as:

  • Cartography
  • Geodesy
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Photogrammetry

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 have access to the latest technology available. Every year, our equipment is replaced with the latest and greatest, something some companies don't even have the luxury of doing!
  • You’ll learn from world-class faculty and researchers who have extensive experience in the field.
  • 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!
  • Earn a Master's degree in just a single year of study beyond your undergrad degree through the accelerated master's program in integrated geospatial technology or geographic information science.
  • Michigan Tech’s Surveying Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

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.

Learn more about surveying engineering at Michigan Tech!