BS - Surveying & Mapping

  • Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology
    Department of Civil and Construction Engineering

    Survey & Mapping, BS

    Program Information:
    The Surveying and Mapping Program is the only ABET accredited surveying program in the State of Georgia.  Students are taught the principles and techniques of field measurements and adjustments, boundary, topographic, geodetic, route and construction surveys.

    Students apply classroom knowledge in laboratory exercises with modern surveying equipment including theodolites, electronic distance meters, electronic total stations, Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite receivers, and optical alignment devices.  Mapping topics include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), photogrammetry and remote sensing.

    In laboratories, students develop maps from field measurements, design and layout construction projects, plan subdivision developments and establish horizontal and vertical control using satellite geodesy.  Computers are used extensively in reducing data, planning field layouts, plotting boundaries, drawing (CAD) plats and map production.

    Students also study topics from the Civil and Construction Engineering program including elementary structures, fluid mechanics, hydrology and the design and construction of highways.  Courses in mathematics, business principles and core requirements provide the student added depth.

    Website: http://engineering.kennesaw.edu/civil-construction/programs/bs-surveying-mapping.php

    Engineering Standing:  The first two years of a program’s curriculum are considered to be lower division while the remaining two years are considered the upper division. For the most part, upper division engineering courses are those with course numbers in the 3000’s and 4000’s. In addition to the stated prerequisites and unless otherwise noted in the catalog, students must apply for and be granted Engineering Standing in order to enroll in any upper division engineering course taught in the College of Engineering.  A 2.70 GPA is required to receive engineering standing in courses outlined by the department.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Survey & Mapping degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-5076
    http://engineering.kennesaw.edu/civil-construction/

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • MATH 1112 or MATH 1113
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community  Required if first-year, full-time student entering KSU.
    0
  • 3
Total: 16

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 4
Total: 16
Year 1 (Hours: 32)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
Total: 19

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • MATH 2202
    4
Total: 14
Year 2 (Hours: 33)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
Total: 16

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
Total: 14
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • SURV 3421 or GEOG 3315
    3
Total: 14

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • SURV Elective. Student should see advisor for a list of approved courses.
    3
  • SURV Elective. Student should see advisor for a list of approved courses.
    3
  • MATH Elective. Student should see advisor for a list of approved courses.
    3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 17
Year 4 (Hours: 31)


Program Total: 126 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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