College of Technology

Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology

ABET Accreditation

Program Description

Surveying and Geomatics Engineering is an exciting field that offers the student the ability to use the latest technology in the office and outdoors in a small class environment. Geomatics Technology uses modern ground aerial and satellite technologies and computers for data processing.

The demand for surveyors has never been greater and the new Geomatics Technology program at Idaho State University offers students several ways to get into this exciting and rewarding field. First, you can test the waters by enrolling in the two-year Civil Engineering Technology program and get the field skills you need to get a job. Continue classes for the next two years, earn a bachelor in science degree, and get the advanced education and training that you need to work at the professional level. You may also pursue registration as a Professional Land Surveyor, or start your academic career directly in the B.S. program.

We offer small class sizes that emphasize actual project work both in the field and in the office. You'll enter the profession with the education and skills that you need to succeed.

Idaho State University College of Technology offers an excellent educational environment with the latest in computers, software and surveying equipment, such as electronic total stations, GPS receivers, data collectors, and softcopy photogrammetric system. You will use the same type of equipment being used by the companies that will hire you. The Geomatics program is ABET accredited.

Watch the Overview of Surveying and Geomatics video from the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

Distance Learning

The Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology Program offers the didactic portion of all surveying courses required for a bachelor of science degree from first year to fourth year (1000 – 4000) levels through distance learning. For courses that include a laboratory component, the student's mentor will be responsible for conducting/supervising the laboratory activities.

Find more information about the distance learning option in the following links:

Program Overview

  • Program begins in August and January
  • Accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC)
  • Program is offered in Pocatello and through Distance Learning
  • Program accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC),

Degree Option

Career Opportunities

  • Engineering and surveying companies
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Consultant
  • Self employed
Minimum Test Scores
SAT English: 360 Math: 460
rSAT English: 360 Math: 500
ACT English: 14 Math: 19
ALEKS Math: 30
AccuPlacer English: 53
COMPASS Writing: 55 Algebra: 45

Cost of Attendance

Fees apply to the current Idaho State University fee schedule which includes mandatory student health insurance. Students with existing health insurance coverage may waive student health insurance. Waivers are available at

Paying for College

You may apply for financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans to help finance your college education. When you pay registration fees, you are a student of Idaho State University with the privileges and responsibilities of a college student.

Program Information Sheet (pdf)


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209