Undergraduate Admissions
Surveying student working with surveying equipment.

Surveying Engineering

Surveying engineers measure the physical features of the Earth with great precision. Combine a love of math, computing, and the outdoors with tools ranging from remote-sensing systems to transits to verify and establish land boundaries or the design and layout of infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and cell phone towers. Focus your studies on geodesy, cartography, photogrammetry, or geographic information systems (GIS).

Customize your degree with:

Focus areas available in

  • Cartography
  • Geodesy
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Photogrammetry

Minors are available in

  • Data Acquisition and Industrial Control

You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through the Accelerated Master’s program.

Take courses like:

  • Plane Surveying
  • Route and Construction Surveying
  • Geographic Information Systems Technology
  • 3D Surveying and Modeling
  • Geospatial Data Fusion

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Using state-of-the-art technology such as high-precision optical and electronic instruments for measuring angles, elevations, and distances; Global Positioning System (GPS) techniques; and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology
  • Participating in undergraduate research in 3D mapping of various historical sites in the local area or researching GPS mapping accuracy using our new on-campus CORS Station
  • Taking your course experiences and taking the Fundamentals of Surveying exam, your first step toward certification as a professional surveyor
  • Learning from world-class faculty in small classes, allowing you to know your professor on a first-name basis

Get a job like:

  • Cartographer
  • Field layout engineer
  • Photogrammetrist
  • Surveyor

Work for companies like:

  • Black & Veatch
  • Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Northeast Land Surveys
  • US Department of the Interior

Learn more about surveying engineering at Michigan Tech!