The Bachelor’s degree program in Geomatics has been accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. http://www.abet.org
ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.
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
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.