Surveying Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science in Surveying Engineering Requirements: (Total Credits – 130)

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET Inc.

These degree plans are not a substitute for regular advising appointments.

They are designed to give students an idea of the classes and course loads associated with the degree.

Freshman Year 33 credits
ENGR 100, Introduction to Engineering (fall) 3
C S 187, Java Programming or E T 262, Software Technology I 3
DRFT 109, Computer Drafting Fundamentals 3
ENGL 111G, Rhetoric and Composition 4
General Education Course from Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences (ECON 251 or ECON 252) * 3
General Education Course from Area V: Humanities & Fine Arts * 3
General Education Course from Area IV or Area V * 3
GEOL 111G, Survey of Geology (w/lab) 4
MATH 191, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
SUR 222, Plane Surveying 3
Sophomore Year 33 credits
SUR 292, Public Land Survey System Boundaries (fall) 3
Oral Communications Elective (COMM 265 Principles of Human Communication) 3
Written Communications elective (ENGL 218G, Technical and Professional Communication) 3
General Education Course from Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences (ECON 251 or ECON 252) * 3
General Education Course from Area V: Humanities & Fine Arts * 3
MATH 192, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 280, Linear Algebra or MATH 480, Vector Spaces & Matrix Algebra 3
PHYS 215, Engineering Physics I (w/lab) 4
PHYS 216, Engineering Physics II (w/lab) or PHYS 217, Heat, Light, and Sound (w/lab) 4
SUR 264, Introduction to LIS (spring) 3
 Junior Year  33 credits
SUR 361, Introduction to Geodesy (fall) 3
SUR 370, Control Surveying (fall) 3
SUR 330, Computer Applications of Surveying (fall) 3
DRFT 153, Survey Drafting Applications 3
STAT 371, Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I 3
SUR 285, Introductory Photogrammetry (spring) 3
SUR 312, Legal Principles of Boundary Surveying (spring) 3
SUR 328, Principles and Practices of Construction Surveying (spring) 3
SUR 351, Intro Survey Measurements, Analysis, and Adjustments (spring) 3
Viewing a Wider World electives ~ 6
Senior Year 31 credits
SUR 451, Advanced Survey Measurements, Analysis and Adjustments (fall) 3
SUR 452, Land Development Design (fall) 3
SUR 412, Advanced Topics in Boundary Surveying (fall) 3
Approved Surveying/Engineering Elective 3
BLAW 316, Legal Environment of Business 3
I E 451, Engineering Economy 3
Approved Math/Science Electives 6
SUR 401, Ethics and Professionalism in Surveying and Mapping (spring) 3
SUR 450, Senior Project 1
SUR 461, Introduction to Satellite Geodesy (spring) 3

* Students must complete 15 total credits from Area IV and V, with at least six credits from each area.

~ Check out the Viewing a Wider World courses!

Check out the NMSU Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions and more information!

Check out the SUR Flowchart Advising Sheet as well!