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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surveying Engineering Technology

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Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 124

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: C or higher in MAT 116 and MAT 122

Other GPA requirements to graduate: SVT majors must accumulate a GPA of 2.0 in all required SVT classes.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: SVT 490

Courses satisfying the writing intensive requirement within the major: SVT 221, SVT 451 and SVT 475

Contact Information: Prof. Raymond Hintz, 316 Boardman Hall;

The Surveying Engineering Technology program educates individuals to enter a career in professional surveying. The program is designed to provide a graduate with sufficient skills to enter surveying practice and succeed.  The degree is offered both live and on-line.

The Surveying Engineering Technology program provides quality instruction in surveying and engineering topics blended with business and communications. The objective of the program is fulfilled by providing students with a foundation in mathematics, science, communications, social science, and humanities; coupled with topics in plane surveying, construction surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing, boundary law, civil engineering technology, cadastral surveying, global positioning systems, land development design, and geographic information systems. The specific Program Educational Objectives are to prepare graduates to:

  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of skills in mathematics, basic physical sciences, business, surveying, and engineering sufficient to pass professional registration exams.

  • Show proficiency in using surveying equipment and gathering experimental and surveying data for the use of analytical and problem-solving skills reasonably expected for surveying practice necessary to be in responsible charge of surveying operations.

  • Be able to apply design skills sufficient to meet employer and client expectations in the areas of land development and survey operations planning.

  • Conduct themselves ethically and professionally and exhibit personal integrity and responsibility in surveying practice.

  • Be proficient in written, oral, and graphic communication to deal with promotion of professional services, business communications, reporting to clients, interacting with peers, and addressing client matters in public forums.

  • Awareness for the arts, humanities, social sciences, and diversity and their place among society and the profession in taking leadership roles in the community and profession.

  • Be able to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment, and lead when necessary to accomplish a given mission or project when providing professional services to the public.

  • Recognize, participate, and appreciate the need for quality improvement of services, continuous improvement of professional skills, and embarking on lifelong learning.

The student is taught a variety of surveying topics in a highly technical and rigorous curriculum. The primary focus is educating students to enter a rewarding career as a professional land surveyor. Students that enjoy outdoor activities will enjoy a career in land surveying.

Degrees are awarded upon satisfactory completion of 124 credits at an accumulative grade point average of not less than 2.0 overall.  Students must also achieve at least a 2.0 grade point average in all required SVT/CET courses. 

The Surveying Engineering Technology (SVT) program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The recommended sequence of the four-year curriculum is outlined below.  Copies can be obtained in the School of Engineering Technology office.

Student Outcomes

Prior to graduation, students are required to demonstrate the following learned capabilities:

     1.  an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly- defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

     2.  an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

     3.  an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly- defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

     4.  an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and

     5.  an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.


Incoming students are required to have a PC laptop computer.  Visit our website for recommended configuration details,, for recommended configuration details. 

Suggested Curriculum for the B.S. in Surveying Engineering Technology

First Year - Second Semester

Third Year - Second Semester

Fourth Year - First Semester

Fourth Year - Second Semester

Students must see their advisor for approval of all electives.

1Meets the General Education Ethics Elective Requirement

2May substitute MAT 126 for MAT 116, and MAT 127 for MAT 117

3Fulfills Western Cultural Tradition Elective

4Any CMJ class above CMJ 103 or equivalent

**Courses meeting the various general education requirements are available at

Surveying Engineering Technology Technical Electives

*Any ACC, AST, BUA, CHY, ECO, MEE, CIE, EET, CET, MET, FIN, SFR, ERS, MGT, MKT, NAV, MSL,or SIE course that is not substantially duplicative of a required course or below the required  courses in number. 

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