Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program

ABET Accredited

Thank you for your interest in the Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program at Troy University. Troy University is an excellent choice to meet your educational objectives. It is small enough to provide the personal attention you deserve in one-on-one student advising and small class sizes, but big enough to provide the facilities and advanced technical equipment necessary to understand the fundamental concepts of your chosen profession.

Our Program has been described as a ‘practical’ program with a focus. Our objective is to provide you the knowledge, communications skills, and ability to successfully pursue a career as a geomatics professional. The Program began in 1998, and produced its first graduates in May 2000. One of the benefits of a new program is the opportunity to shape the curriculum to meet the current demands of the profession. The program is guided by an Advisory Board of recognized professionals in the field. The distinguished faculty are able to explain the latest theory in the field, and have a basis in practical work experience to share with students.

The general program of study for a four-year degree in Surveying and Geomatics Sciences is enclosed. This program of study can be adjusted to meet your specific needs and interests in the field of geomatics. The core courses in the major provide a study of the several sub disciplines in Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program: land surveying, land development, photogrammetry, remote sensing, geodesy, and geographic information systems (GIS). Excellent student advising is available to you to help you make these choices.

Our program has the active support of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors. Students can apply for the scholarships provided by ASPLS and find that the Society provides for their attendance at ASPLS conventions and conferences at no cost. Join the growing Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program at Troy University. Contact Dr. Steve Ramroop, at (334) 670-5693 or by email at sramroop@troy.edu to discuss how the Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program can meet your individual needs and career objectives.

The goal of the Program is to provide a high-quality program of study in the sub disciplines of geomatics including classical survey fundamentals, land surveying, land development, photogrammetry and remote sensing, geodesy and GPS, least squares adjustment, and geographic information systems (GIS).

To implement this goal, the program has several objectives:

  • Provide students the opportunity to prepare themselves to successfully pass the Fundamentals of Surveying Licensing Exam. The program is recognized by the Alabama Engineers and Land Surveyors Board. This board is tasked with the responsibility of setting rules and procedures for implementing the law concerning the licensure and the practice of Professional Land Surveyors in Alabama.
  • Provide each student the opportunity to learn and apply the fundamental theory behind the practice of each sub discipline of geomatics. You benefit by being capable of developing a solid geomatics career upon graduation, and by being able to understand and incorporate future technological advances into your practice. We recognize the high probability of rapid technological innovation and development in geomatics hardware, software, and practice.
  • Provide each student with opportunity to gain experience developing and presenting proposals and design projects. We recognize that a graduate’s effectiveness in the workplace is directly related to his/her communications skills.
  • Provide each student the opportunity to broaden their backgrounds with a wide range of general studies courses designed to help graduates understand and work effectively with others in the workplace.

Student study of geomatics theory and applications takes place through a series of core classes. The faculty of the Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program will work with each student to assist in adapting the program to meet each student’s individual needs.

Each student is encouraged to gain a minimum of two summer’s work experience in his or her sub discipline of geomatics before graduation. The benefit to you is the opportunity to gain valuable work experience; work with future colleagues; and to personally experience working in your career field. Work experience before graduation may provide a higher paying job because employers may reward you for being able to produce product immediately upon hire.

 

News and Events

Troy University Surveying & Geomatics Sciences program was a recipient of the inaugural NCEES Surveying Education Award.

The Troy University Surveying & Geomatics Sciences program was a recipient of the inaugural NCEES Surveying Education Award.

This annual award recognizes surveying programs that best reflect the organization's mission to advance licensure for surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

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Troy University Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program wins national recognition

Troy University surveying and geomatics sciences students conduct a topographic survey of a wetlands reserve in Wilcox County. (TROY PHOTO/Matt Clower)
Troy University's Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program is one of 10 in the nation to be honored with the Surveying Education Award by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

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TROY geomatics students earn top national spot

Troy University Surveying and Geomatics Sciences students, from left, Justin Murray, Michael Johnson and Joshua Butts earned first place in the National Society of Professional Surveyors Student Competition this month. The team, with their advisor Dr. Xutong Niu, right, traveled to Portland, Ore. to compete against seven other universities. (For full story please click here.)


TROY's Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program earns national accreditation

Dr. Steve Ramroop, director of Troy University's Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program, brings practical experiences into the classroom for students in his program, which has recently earned national accreditation. (For full story please click here.)


TROY geomatics team takes top honors in national competition

Troy University surveying and geomatics students took first place nationally in the National Society Professional Surveyors 10th Annual Student Competition. A. Wayne Harrison, left, president of the NSPS, presented the students a medal and a crystal bowl trophy for their efforts. Students Lee Ferrell, Michael Johnson, Chase Boutwell, Robin McLendon, Wade Ward and NSPS president-elect William Coleman participated in the award ceremony. (For full story please click here.)

2011 News & Events

Elbert A. Botts Estate donates $1.4 million to Troy University