Surveying Engineering Technology students surveying

Surveying Engineering Technology

During their two years of study, surveying technology students learn the elements of surveying as applied to construction, land, topographic, geodetic, city, and photogrammetric surveys. Coursework is planned to give students an appreciation of the skills and equipment necessary to perform precise measurements in the field, then develop an understanding of the relationship between the precision of measurements and the interpretation of data. After completing the requirements of state registration boards, many graduates become registered land surveyors. 

Government agencies and private industry companies are potential employers of students from this program. 

The A.S. in Surveying Engineering Technology is Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology Program Criteria.

Program Educational Objectives

The Surveying Engineering Technology major provides the basic undergraduate education required for private and public service as a technician in the surveying profession. Basic knowledge is provided in the areas of boundary, construction, topographic, and photogrammetric surveying. The curriculum is designed to develop an individual understanding of the skills and equipment needed to make precise surveying measurements. Specific educational objectives of the program are to prepare graduates who, after the first few years of their surveying careers:

  • Proficiently apply basic principles and methods of surveying practice to perform surveys and analyze results
  • Effectively convey technical and professional information in written, verbal, and graphic forms, as individuals and as members of a professional team
  • Demonstrate their recognition of the importance of professional organizations for their development as surveying technologists
  • Demonstrate their recognition of the need for continuous, life-long learning

Contact Information

Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Dimitrios Bolkas

Penn State Greater Allegheny
Eric Lipsky



The School of Engineering Design and Innovation delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. The school offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design and Innovation

304 Engineering Design and Innovation Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952