Bachelor of Science in Geomatics

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.

Program Information

College: Engineering

Program Credits: 120 credits

Program Length: 2 years for transfer students and 4 years for freshmen

Cost Per Credit Hour: $395.40

Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

College of Engineering Technology Fee: $145 per student per semester

Program Chair: Ahmed Elaksher


Accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,

ABET logo

NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

HLC phone: 800-621-7440

HLC Logo