Bachelor of Science in Geomatics

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Geomatics (previously known as Surveying Engineering) emphasizes the techniques and science of measuring the terrestrial and three-dimensional position of points on, above, and below the earth’s surface and the distance and angles between them at a high level of precision to aid in the design of infrastructure including roads, bridges and legal boundaries for ownership as well as to meet the educational requirements for employment in industry and registration as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of New Mexico.

When performing this work, professionals must have an understanding of: the science of geomatics measurement and analysis; the legal principles of boundary location; the laws related to boundaries and land use; and applicable mathematical and computational theories and principles. Geomatics professionals may work for private surveying, construction, and engineering firms, for City, County, State or Federal Highway Departments, for State Lands Commission, for the US Forest Service and for the US Bureau of Land Management as examples.

Degree-Completion Program – this online program is designed for students that have completed specific departmental pre-requisites. Please contact NMSU Online for further information.

College: Engineering
Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits:  120 credits
Program Length:  2 years for transfer students and 4 years for freshmen
Cost Per Credit Hour: $380.20
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250
College of Engineering Technology Fee: $145 per student per semester

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OccupationsSalary Range
Architectural and Civil Drafters$34,100 - $72,480
Surveying and Mapping Technicians$31,860 - $65,640
Construction Managers$55,850 - $125,630
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$28,200 - $94,830
Geodetic SurveyorsN/A

NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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HLC phone: 800-621-7440

Contact Information
Name:Ahmed Elaksher
Title:Assoc. Professor
Phone:575 646-2236
Email:elaksher@nmsu.edu