The Geomatics program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Surveying, Geomatics, and Similarly Named Programs Program Criteria.

Mission Statement: 

The Department of Engineering Technology and Survey Engineering (ETSE) mission is to provide a student-centric education through experiential learning to prepare students for a rewarding career. In particular, faculty work closely with students and each other to foster a family-like environment; unlike traditional engineering, core courses have labs with team projects and hands-on learning experiences; and graduates advance to enhanced career opportunities with competitive compensation. 

Our goal is to help students from diverse backgrounds reach their potential and become successful engineers, technologists, and leaders in the region and nationwide.

Program Educational Objectives:

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are aligned with the Institution’s mission to serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service. As the state’s land grant university, it is the responsibility of educational programs, especially those in engineering technology, to prepare students to enter the local and regional workforce and engage them in community service along the way. And are further defined below:

The program educational objectives of the Geomatics Program at NMSU are:

  1. NMSU Geomatics Program graduates will acquire the ability to become a licensed professional surveyor or a recognized geospatial professional.
  2. NMSU Geomatics Program graduates will demonstrate leadership potential by becoming actively involved with local, state or national professional organizations and will demonstrate growth and advancement in the surveying or geospatial professions.