- Message from the Director
Thank you for visiting the Geomatic Science Department website. I encourage you to explore our new website to access information about our two programs, the Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying and Mapping and, the Masters in Geospatial Science and Technology. In addition to the description of both academic programs, this website has been designed to help you understand the departmental structure, as well as our people and activities.
Since 1966, our department has offered the Land Surveying and Mapping program, being the first bachelor degree of its class in Puerto Rico. Nowadays, our program is still at the forefront by being the only bachelors program in Surveying accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET in Puerto Rico, for more information please access the following link: www.abet.org.
In addition, we proudly announce the creation of the Masters in Geospatial Science and Technology, being again the first of its class in Puerto Rico. This Masters has been created in order to fill a need for understanding and analysis of the science and technology associated with geographic information systems (GIS), cartographic design and, remote sensing. For more details about the Master program please visit the following link.
I am pleased to welcome you to our department and hope to receive your comments on our website to keep improving this media.
Marisol Rodríguez, PhD(c)
Land Surveying is the science of determining the position of points on the surface of the Earth through the application of mathematics and the use of specialized instruments. The term “ Earth surface” refers to everything on Earth that can be explored: the bottom of the seas, bays, lakes and rivers; the interior of caves and mines; mountains and deserts; and even the frozen and desolated polar regions. Surveying includes the measurement of angles and distances, the establishment of horizontal and vertical control points, plan confection, cadastral measurements, highway tracing and building locations, submarine topography and oceanic depths, plus the location of legal boundaries.
1. Contribute to society with professionals that execute their work following the principles of moral conduct and ethics.
2. Generate graduates with the necessary knowledge and techniques to pursue education at a graduate level.
3. Generate graduates that can be employed and successfully work in a broad range of sub disciplines within the field.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the need for lifelong learning via successful completion of continuous education.
- Expected Outcomes
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and Applied Sciences.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet the desired needs.
- An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve applied sciences problems.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of Surveying solutions in a global and social context.
- Recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for professional practice.