Geospatial Systems Engineering, M.S.
The Master of Science in Geospatial Systems Engineering will provide students with knowledge and skills focusing on the research, design, development, and use of technologies in geospatial surveying engineering. The program builds upon the ABET accredited undergraduate Geographic Information Science program (GISc) and the existing geographic information science concentration in the master’s program in computer science. The program satisfies the regional, state and national need for master’s-level graduates in geospatial systems design and surveying engineering. Due to the diversity of geospatial applications in industry, the 36 credit hour program is purposely designed to offer breadth in the course work.
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Application requirements specific to this program :
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Students must chose from the following tracks:
The student can chose either a project or a thesis option under their chosen track.
The thesis option requires a Graduate Thesis based upon original research, supported by the scientific literature, and proved statistically, when appropriate. The thesis option master’s degree will allow a person to pursue advanced graduate study, or to obtain employment in most areas requiring a detailed knowledge of a specific aspect of geospatial surveying engineering. The Geospatial Surveying Engineering Graduate Thesis requires 9 hours of research and a formal publishable thesis. Students are required to register for GSEN 5395 Graduate Project Research and Proposal to develop a proposal for Graduate Thesis. After completion of all other requirements for the MS degree in GSEN, students must schedule a presentation of their thesis project to the advisory committee, which may include an oral examination of the graduate research and thesis.
Graduate Project Research and Proposal (GSEN 5998) (Total 12 hours)
The project option is a Graduate Creative Project designed for students who desire a more detailed study into a specific geospatial surveying engineering project. The curriculum will especially benefit individuals employed in scientific or technical fields who seek advancement or additional training to enhance their knowledge and skills. Graduate Creative Project students must complete a professional research project with a written final report and seminar. The Graduate Creative Project requires 3 hours of research and a formal publishable project report. Students are required to register for Graduate Project Research and Proposal (GSEN 5395) to develop a proposal for Graduate Creative Project. After completion of all other requirements for the MS degree in GSEN, students must schedule a presentation of their project to the advisory committee, which may include an oral examination of the graduate research and Graduate Creative Project.
Graduate Project Research and Proposal (GSEN 5395) and Graduate Creative Project (GSEN 5993) (Total 6 hours)
All Geospatial Surveying Engineering students must complete 6 semester hours from the following courses:
Thesis option students must complete 18 semester hours and project option students must complete 24 semester hours from the courses listed below or from other interdisciplinary courses, as selected in consultation with their advisory committee, to provide a broad background in geospatial surveying engineering or related fields:
The following additional courses may be offered and substituted for any of the courses mentioned in II subject to approval by the student graduate mentor or committee chair.
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