Surveying Engineering

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates in the NMSU Surveying Engineering program will have:

  1. An introduction to the theory and application of recognized surveying principles
  2. Acquire a sound and fundamental understanding of the scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles underlying surveying;
  3. Acquire a breadth and depth of education to understand the economic, legal, political, and social context of surveying activities;
  4. Develop the ability to appropriately collect, analyze, interpret, and apply survey and survey-related data;
  5. Develop the ability to recognize, analyze, and solve survey and survey-related problems;
  6. Acquire the verbal and written skills necessary to contribute productively to society;
  7. Acquire an understanding of the responsibilities and ethics of surveying professionals;
  8. Develop the ability to work on interdisciplinary teams; and
  9. Recognize the need for and develop the ability to prepare for life-long study and learning.

Table 1.

Relation of Surveying Engineering program student
learning outcomes to ABET student learning outcomes

 

Note that more than one educational objective may map to an ABET outcomes criteria and that a single educational objective may map to several ABET outcomes criteria.

ABET a to k and NMSU Surveying Engineering student outcomes

ABET Student Outcome Surveying Engineering Student Outcome
(a)  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering 1.  Acquire a sound and fundamental understanding of the scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles underlying surveying
(b)  an ability to design and conduct  experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data 3. Develop the ability to appropriately collect, analyze, interpret, and apply survey and survey-related data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability 4. Develop the ability to recognize, analyze, and solve survey and survey-related problems
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams 7. Develop the ability to work on interdisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems 4. Develop the ability to recognize, analyze, and solve survey and survey-related problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 6. Acquire an understanding of the responsibilities and ethics of surveying professionals
(g) an ability to communicate effectively 5. Acquire the verbal and written skills necessary to contribute productively to society
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context 2. Acquire a breadth and depth of education to understand the economic, legal, political, and social context of surveying activities
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning 8. Recognize the need for and develop the ability to prepare for life-long study and learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues 2. Acquire a breadth and depth of education to understand the economic, legal, political, and social context of surveying activities
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 4. Develop the ability to recognize, analyze, and solve survey and survey-related problems