Educational Opportunities


The OSU Geomatics Professional Workshop Series provides an opportunity for academic and industry professionals, students, and other interested parties to continue their education, earn Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) towards maintaining licensure, stay up to date on emerging research and best practices, and network with other professionals in the field.

Workshops are taught by a combination of OSU Geomatics faculty, consultants, public sector subject matter experts, and other leading experts in the field. Attendees will receive actionable education from a diverse blend of experts and can build a network that can help support needs that may arise in the future.

Topics range from geodesy, GNSS, hydrographic surveying, least squares adjustments, photogrammetry, 3D laser scanning, LIDAR, UAS, remote sensing, horizontal & vertical datums, and more. Be sure to check the list of upcoming workshops for future offerings, dates, and registration!

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OSU Geomatics Engineering Minor

Oregon State University in Corvallis offers a Geomatics Engineering Minor designed to equip students with the ability to apply scientific and mathematical principles to identify the location, elevation, and alignment of both natural and manmade topographic features.

The curriculum includes instruction on determining property lines, surveying techniques, surface measurement, both aerial and terrestrial photogrammetry, remote sensing, the use of satellite imagery, global positioning systems, relevant computer applications, and the processing of photographic data.
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OSU Civil Engineering Graduate Major

OSU’s School of Civil and Construction Engineering provides advanced graduate programs leading to the Master of Engineering (MEng), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.

These programs offer specializations in civil engineering, coastal and ocean engineering, construction, engineering education, geomatics, geotechnical engineering, infrastructure materials, structural engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering, and various interdisciplinary fields.

Students can also blend these areas of focus to create an integrated civil engineering MS program or pursue minors in MS and PhD programs. The MEng degree, which solely involves coursework, culminates in a final oral examination.

The MS degree requires the completion of a thesis or project, while obtaining a PhD demands a dissertation.
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UAA Geomatics Program

The Department of Geomatics at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) College of Engineering offers an ABET-accredited program, the only one of its kind in the state of Alaska.

UAA’s Geomatics program provides a curriculum rooted in the latest industry technology, ensuring students have access to the most recent equipment and software through close collaboration with industry leaders. Notably, UAA Geomatics is among the few programs nationwide that offers comprehensive education across all six disciplines in the field.

Geomatics encompasses traditional disciplines such as land surveying, mapping, geodesy, photogrammetry, and hydrography, as well as newer disciplines including remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, high density spatial data, LiDAR, and geographic information systems (GIS). This extensive range of study prepares students for a diverse array of professional opportunities in the evolving geospatial field.

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