The Bachelor of Science in Geomatics is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The accreditation process ensures that all the requirements for a quality education in Geomatics have been fulfilled by the program.
The mission of the UF Geomatics Program is to provide its graduates with a modern, high-quality education and to foster their professionalism.
Program Educational Objectives
1. Prepare graduates for gainful employment
2. Prepare graduates for professional licensure and/or certification
3. Prepare graduates for career advancement
4. Prepare graduates for leadership roles
5. Foster a commitment to lifelong learning
The tables linked here track the program student outcomes from individual courses with their relationships to the ABET/ASAC general program outcomes shown in the following list. The student outcomes were quantified during the 2008-2009 academic year and the 2011-2012 academic year. In the tables, two values separated by a slash (/) are listed in corresponding General Criteria columns. These two values represent scores from the two academic years, respectively. The scores themselves are calculated averages of the students’ scores on the assessment tools listed under the Program Student Outcomes, expressed as percentages.
List of General Program Outcomes (relative to ASAC-ABET items a-k)
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to formulate or design a system, process or program to meet desired needs
(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify and solve applied science problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.
The Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers has approved the program since its beginning in 1973 for full credit toward Surveying and Mapping registration. The Florida Surveying and Mapping Society has also provided extensive support to the Program.