College of Science and Technology


The Geomatics program is housed in the College of Science and Technology under the Department of Built Environment and is the only four-year program in geomatics in the state of North Carolina.

Geomatics is a rapidly developing discipline that focuses on acquiring and analyzing precise spatial information. You will be able to study and work in the areas of photogrammetry, traditional land surveying, construction, hydrography, geodesy, geographic information systems (GIS) and forensic surveying.

N.C. A&T's Geomatics program is the only four-year program in North Carolina that prepares students for professional licensure and land surveyor. The program is unique in design, allowing an easy transition for students coming from community college survey and civil technology programs, traditional campus students, as well as providing an opportunity for distance learning through upper-level online classes. The curriculum has an emphasis in the areas of math, science, technology and geospatial analysis. Courses included are land surveying, boundary and survey law, photogrammetry, geographic information systems (GIS), route surveying, automation, geodetic science, global positioning systems (GPS), and adjustment computations.

Geomatics has applications in all disciplines that depend on spatial data, including surveying, civil engineering, Geospatial sciences, geographic information systems (GIS), geodesy, photogrammetry, and remote sensing. It is an integrated approach to the measurement, analysis, management, storage and display of descriptive, geographically-referenced earth-base data. This data comes from many sources including earth orbiting satellites, air and sea-borne sensors, and ground-based instruments.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Geomatics is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET  Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET.

ABET Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission

Bachelors Curriculum Guide

Minor Curriculum 

The mission of the Bachelor of Science program in Geomatics is to encourage our students to use their educational experience and discipline-related knowledge to work productively and efficiently in their area of expertise as well as contributing to the safety and protection, welfare and quality of life of mankind and the community.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will be gainfully employed in the area of Geomatics and will have passed the Fundamentals of Land Surveying exam.
  2. Graduates will acquire the ability to obtain professional licensure.
  3. Graduates will continue to learn and adapt to changing technologies, procedures and concepts in Geomatics.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate that they possess skills and knowledge necessary to function effectively in roles of leadership and service in the communities where they will live and work and that they are productive in the area of Geomatics contributing to the welfare, quality of life, protection, and advancement of the community.

Program Specific Student Outcomes

  1. Graduates can function as professionals in the required working environment
  2. Graduates can adapt to rapid changes in technology and regulatory environments
  3. Graduates will demonstrate technical competency, knowledge of surveying law, and the ability to adapt to changing working environments

 See Accreditation Information (Student Outcome Information for ABET, and SACs)

The Bachelor of Science in Geomatics allows the student to understand and analyze data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land on or near the earth's surface. Maintenance of GIS systems, survey crew management, boundary and roadway design are all projects for a geomatics expert.


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Earning Potential

Total incomes of graduates in geomatics may include managerial salary, bonuses and profit sharing. Location is the largest factor affecting pay followed by experience level. Salary Range: $45,000 to $71,500

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