Receive a master’s degree in surveying engineering on-line, no time on campus required
Questions? Contact Ray Hintz
Note: you do not have to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE); this requirement will be waived.
To take a course without becoming a graduate student, complete the non-degree graduate form: http://www.umaine.edu/graduate/system/files/files/nondegree.pdf
If accepted to the program by fall 2014 all students (not only Maine) will pay in-state graduate tuition for their entire curriculum. Note it can take up to six weeks to process an application so out-of-state residents need to apply by July 2014 to receive the tuition discount.
20 students took the first class in this curriculum – SVT 532 – in the Spring 2014 semester.
All lectures are Windows media or mp4 files that students you play from the Internet at anytime. You can watch them as many times as you desire. All homework and exams are turned in via the internet. Questions and answers are handled through e-mail, Skype, or video chats.
Background: Professional Science Masters (PSM) degree in Engineering and Business consists of 15 credits of engineering courses, nine credits of business courses, and six credits of applied field experience. Business and economics classes can include (all on-line):
The on-line anchor course for the 15 credits of engineering courses is GEE 486 Advanced Project Management (3 cr. hr.). This is a required core competence as surveyors move into management positions. The remaining 12 credits of surveying courses would focus on the student’s discipline. Advanced courses in surveying engineering will build on concepts provided in an undergraduate degree in that discipline. Students without an undergraduate degree in a surveying engineering discipline will be considered for the PSM degree but may require some prerequisite courses.
Surveying Engineering Concentration of PSM Degree
The concentration in Surveying Engineering is one of several options in the PSM degree. Students in the surveying engineering concentration will take four of the following five on-line core courses:
With permission, other courses may be substituted for those listed for a track. Prior graduate courses that have been taken by students will be considered on a case by case basis.
Tentative Schedule of Course Offerings of the Surveying Engineering Concentration
Semester - Course number and title
Spring 2014 - SVT 532 Survey Strategies in Use of Lidar
Fall 2014 - SVT 501 Advanced Adjustment Computations
Fall 2014 - SVT 511 Geodetic U.S. Public Land Survey Computations
Spring 2015 - SVT 531 Advanced Digital Photogrammetry/SVT 532 Survey Strategies in Use of Lidar
Spring 2015 - SVT 541 Geodesy
In subsequent fall semesters SVT 501 and SVT 511 will be offered.
In subsequent spring semesters SVT 531, SVT 532, and SVT 541 will be offered.
Raymond J. Hintz is a professor of surveying engineering technology and is responsible for all SVT graduate courses. He has on-line teaching experience.
Course Descriptions of Surveying Engineering Courses Included in the Program
THIS IS IMPORTANT! If you apply for PSM surveying engr. and are accepted before fall 2014 courses start you will be in-state tuition no matter what state you live in!
This will exist for the entire time during your PSM program. This tuition break for out of state residents stops after this date and you will pay out-of-state rates if not accepted to the PSM before fall 2014.
The graduate school requires it is completed in six years. it is assumed since working concurrently you may desire a reduced credit load. It is assumed you will take at least one class each fall and spring semester unless you provide a reason why you need a leave of absence.
No, you will work with your major advisor to take alternatives which enhance those previous courses.
Each student will be treated individually for potential required prerequisite courses.
Present rate for all graduate students if admitted to the PSM program by start of Fall 2014:
Out-of-state students admitted after Fall 2014 will pay out-of-state graduate tuition, which is currently:
Out-of-state students taking a course as a non-degree graduate student will pay out-of-state tuition.
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