ECECS
  • Land Surveying and Mapping
  • Program Description
  • 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.
  • Land Surveying and Mapping
  • Degree Offered
  • The Geomatic Science Department offers undergraduate courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying and Mapping (B.S.L.S.).
  • Land Surveying and Mapping
  • Mission
  • 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.
  • Land Surveying and Mapping
  • Objective
  • 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.
  • Land Surveying and Mapping
  • 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.
  • Enrollment


  • ACADEMIC YEAR ENROLLMENT
    2011-2012 145
    2012-2013 106
    2013-2014 75
  • Graduation Data


  • ACADEMIC YEAR DEGREES AWARDED
    2010-2011 26
    2011-2012 18
    2012-2013 19
  • Land Surveying and Mapping
  • Curriculumn
  • PREPARATORY STUDIES COMPONENT (MAXIMUM OF 33 CREDIT-HOURS)

    COURSE

    TITLE

    CREDIT-HOURS

    MATH

    0102

    Preparatory Mathematics

    3

    MATH

    0106

    Elementary Algebra

    3

    MATH

    0110

    Intermediate Algebra

    3

    MATH

    1330

    Pre-calculus I

    3

    MATH

    1340

    Pre-calculus II

    3

    SCIE

    0110

    Introduction to Physics

    3

    ATUL

    0100

    Adjustment to University Life

    3

    ENGL

    0100

    Preparatory English

    3

    ENGL

    0110

    English Grammar

    3

    SPAN

    0100

    Preparatory Spanish

    3

    SPAN

    0110

    Spanish Grammar

    3

     

    LAND SURVEYING AND MAPPING CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

    MATHEMATICS COMPONENT
    (4 CREDIT-HOURS)

    COURSE

    TITLE

    CREDIT-HOURS

     

     

     

     

    MATH

    1350

    Calculus I

    4

    SCIENCE COMPONENT
    (10 CREDIT-HOURS)

    COURSE

    TITLE

    CREDIT-HOURS

    SCIE

    1210

    Chemistry Principles

    4

    SCIE

    1211

    Chemistry Principles Laboratory

    0

    SCIE

    2410

    General Physics I

    3

    SCIE

    2420

    General Physics II

    3

     

    SOCIO-HUMANISTIC AND LANGUAGES COMPONENT
    (21 CREDIT-HOURS)

    COURSE

    TITLE

    CREDIT-HOURS

    SOHU

    2010

    Socio-humanistic Studies I

    3

    SOHU

    2020

    Socio-humanistic Studies II

    3

    ECON

    3020

    Macro Economics

    3

    ENGL

    1010

    The Study of the Essay as a Literary Genre

    3

    ENGL

    2020

    Business English

    3

    SPAN

    1010

    Linguistic Analysis of Literary Genres

    3

    SPAN

    2020

    Business Spanish

    3

     

    REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL COMPONENT
    (6 CREDIT-HOURS)

    COURSE

    TITLE

    CREDIT-HOURS

    REA

    2902

    General Appraisal Principles

    3

    REA

    3912

    Eminent Domain

    3

    CONCENTRATION - COMPONENT

    SURVEYING COMPONENT
     (42 CREDIT-HOURS)

    COURSE

    TITLE

    CREDIT-HOURS

    SURV

    2200

    Surveying Applications

    3

    SURV

    2202

    Surveying Analysis

    3

    SURV

    2300

    Legal Aspects Surveying I

    3

    SURV

    2302

    Fundamentals of Surveying

    4

    SURV

    2303

    Fundamentals of Surveying Laboratory

    0

    SURV

    2304

    Legal Aspects in Surveying II

    3

    SURV

    2802

    Visualization of Spatial Information

    3

    SURV

    3204

    Analysis and Adjustment of Survey Measurements

    3

    SURV

    3306

    Advanced Surveying

    4

    SURV

    3307

    Advanced Surveying Laboratory

    0

    SURV

    3308

    Surveying Practice

    3

    SURV

    3402

    Route Surveying

    4

    SURV

    3403

    Route Surveying Laboratory

    0

    SURV

    3804

    Computer Applications for Land Surveyors

    3

    SURV

    4310

    Management of Surveying Projects

    3

    SURV

    4404

    Construction Surveying

    3

     

    GEOMATICS SCIENCIES COMPONENT
    (47 CREDIT-HOURS)

    COURSE

    TITLE

    CREDIT-HOURS

    GEOM

    2800

    Information Systems for Land Surveyors

    3

    GEOM

    2102

    Introduction to Geomatics

    3

    GEOM

    3102

    Geomorphology

    3

    GEOM

    3104

    Applied Hydrography for Surveyors

    3

    GEOM

    3502

    Fundamentals of Geodesy

    3

    GEOM

    3604

    Cartographic Design

    3

    GEOM

    3606

    Digital Cartography

    3

    GEOM

    3608

    Geographic Information Systems

    3

    GEOM

    3702

    Elements of Photogrammetry

    4

    GEOM

    3703

    Elements of Photogrammetry Laboratory

    0

    GEOM

    4106

    Dendrology

    2

    GEOM

    4108

    Senior Project I

    1

    GEOM

    4110

    Senior Project II

    4

    GEOM

    4510

    Global Positioning System

    3

    GEOM

    4610

    Land Development

    3

    GEOM

    4702

    Introduction to Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

    3

    GEOM

    5614

    Cadastral and Land Information Systems

    3


    MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 139

     

    ELECTIVES COMPONENT
    (9 CREDIT-HOURS)

    COURSE

    TITLE

    CREDIT-HOURS

    GEOM

    4312

    US Public Land Surveying Principles

    3

    GEOM

    4314

    Property and Inheritance Law

    3

    GEOM

    4504

    Surveying Space Techniques

    3

    GEOM

    4506

    Geometric Geodesy

    3

    GEOM

    4508

    Physical Geodesy

    3

    GEOM

    4612

    The Municipal Reform Legal System

    3

    GEOM

    5616

    GIS for Site Design

    3

    GEOM

    5618

    GIS for Business Applications

    3

    GEOM

    5620

    GIS for Environmental Management

    3

    GEOM

    5622

    GIS for Civil Infrastructure Systems

    3

    GEOM

    5624

    Special Topics in Geomatic

    3

    GEOM

    5626

    GIS & Cartography for Real Estate

    3

    REA

    1900

    Mathematics for Appraisers

    3

    REA

    2904

    Appraisal Procedures

    3

    REA

    3906

    Land Appraisal

    3

    REA

    3908

    Residence Appraisal I

    3

    REA

    3910

    Residence Appraisal II

    3

    REA

    4914

    Income Capitalization

    3

  • Land Surveying and Mapping
  • Minimum Graduation Requirements

  • 4 Credit-Hours in Mathematics
    10 Credit-Hours in Basic Science
    21 Credit-Hours in Socio-Humanistic Studies and Languages
    42 Credit-Hours in Surveying
    47 Credit-Hours in Geomatic Science
    6 Credit-Hours in Real Estates Appraisal
    9 Credit-Hours Electives Component
    139 Total Credit-Hours
  • Land Surveying and Mapping
  • Course Description


  • SURV 2200 SURVEYING APPLICATIONS

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: MATH 1340.
    Review of geometric and trigonometric functions; and distance and angle measuring, bearing and azimuths, coordinates and traverse as applied to the analysis of land surveying problems.

    SURV 2202 SURVEYING ANALYSIS

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisites: SURV 2200 or MATH 1360
    Analytical geometry review and elements of linear algebra as applied to the analysis of land surveying problems; and introduction to plane surveying calculations

    SURV 2300 LEGAL ASPECTS IN SURVEYING I

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture period per week. Pre requisite: GEOM 2102
    Introduction to the Puerto Rico legal system and Civil Law relates to the surveyor professional practice, Contract Law and Ethical principles.

    SURV 2302 FUNDAMENTALS OF SURVEYING

    Four credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisites: SURV 2202, Concurrent SURV 2303, MATH 1350
    The theory and practice of land surveying. Measurement of difference in elevations using leveling network. Measurement of distances using tapes and other methods; also measurement of angles. Application to boundary identification.

    SURV 2303 FUNDAMENTALS OF SURVEYING LABORATORY

    Zero credit hours. One, four hour laboratory period per week. Pre requisites: SURV 2202, Concurrent SURV 2302
    Laboratory practice of land surveying related to course SURV 2302. The practices will concentrate in the uses of Land Surveying Instruments. Measurement of difference in elevations using differential and trigonometric leveling. Measurement of distances using tapes and other methods; also measurement of angles. Application to Traverse and Polygonal closure.

    SURV 2304 LEGAL ASPECT IN SURVEYING II

    Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: SURV 2300
    Aspects of Local and Federal legal system related to the professional Surveyor practice. Ethical principles in the surveying profession. Legal aspects of the federal Retract Systems. Federal surveying practices.

    SURV 2802 VISUALIZATION OF SPATIAL INFORMATION

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: GEOM 2800, MATH 1340
    Basic knowledge of spatial information management and visualization using computer software (CAD).

    SURV 3204 ANALYSIS AND ADJUSTMENT OF SURVEY MEASUREMENT

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisites: SURV 3306 (MIN C), SURV 3307
    The concept of measurement, precision and accuracy, random, systematic and blunder errors are introduced in this course. Probability, reliability and statistical testing applied to analysis of survey data. Error propagation and alignment, and some examples of least-squares adjustment method are presented in this course.

    SURV 3306 ADVANCED SURVEYING

    Four credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisites: SURV 2302, SURV 2303, Concurrent SURV 3307
    Use of conventional signs to make sketches and field notes. Selection and use of equipment for topographic survey. Carrying out the topographic survey in the field. Computation of the results up the survey, plot of the points (manually and computer assisted). Interpolation of contour lines. Area and volume computation.

    SURV 3307 ADVANCED SURVEYING LABORATORY

    Zero credit hours. One, four hour laboratory period per week Pre requisites: SURV 2302, SURV 2303, Concurrent SURV 3306
    Laboratory and field practice related to Advanced Surveying course topics.

    SURV 3308 SURVEYING PRACTICE

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: SURV 3402, SURV 3403, SURV 4510
    Discussion and development of land surveying project. The course will require field work, boundary and topography survey, design of evidence gathering, resurvey, retracement and analysis techniques for complex Land Survey System, riparian, mineral, land grant and fraudulent surveys; case studies.

    SURV 3402 ROUTE SURVEYING

    Four credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: SURV 3306, SURV 3307 Concurrent SURV 3403
    Geometric properties and design elements of horizontal and vertical alignment needed for the design and layout of routes.

    SURV 3403 ROUTE SURVEYING LABORATORY

    Zero credit hours. One, four hour laboratory period per week. Pre requisite: SURV 3306, SURV 3307; Concurrent SURV 3402
    Laboratory practice of the main concepts related to course SURV 3402: Route Survey. The practices will concentrate in the application of geometric properties and design elements of horizontal and vertical alignment needed for the design and layout of routes.

    SURV 3804 COMPUTER APPLICATION FOR LAND SURVEYORS

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: SURV 2302, SURV 2303, SURV 2802
    Computer applications used for the land surveying professional practice. Computer drafting.

    SURV 4310 MANAGEMENT OF SURVEYING PROJECTS

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: SURV 3306, SURV 3307
    Study of the dynamics of management and the tools necessary to maintain an effective Land Surveying business practice; with focus on job costing, economic analysis and surveyor's ethics.

    SURV 4404 CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week and field laboratory. Pre requisite: SURV 3402, SURV 3204
    Principles of construction surveying as used in various types of construction projects.

    SURV 2095 PRINCIPLES OF SURVEYING FOR ENGINEERS LAB ENGINEERS

    One credit hour. Three hours per week and field laboratory. Pre requisite: ENGI 1140, ENGI 2210
    Through conferences and field practices, the student will learn the basic surveying concepts applicable for the design and construction of route.

    GEOM 2102 INTRODUCTION TO GEOMATICS

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: None
    Geomatics comprises the science, technology, and art involved in the measurement, representation, analysis, management, retrieval and display of spatial data concerning both the Earth’s physical features and the built environment. It includes cadastral surveying, mapping sciences, land management, geographic information systems, geodesy, photogrammetry, remote sensing, hydrographic surveying and surveying ocean mapping. It has applications in all disciplines which depend on spatial data, including environmental studies, planning, engineering, navigation, geology and geophysics, oceanography, land development, land ownership, land administration and land use management. It is thus fundamental to all the geosciences disciplines which use spatially related data. This course offers the student an introduction to the fundamentals of these topics, a review of historic events and future of the profession.

    GEOM 2800 INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR LAND SURVEYORS

    Three credit hours. Two two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisites: NONE
    In this course the students will develop skills in the use of computers, component, operative systems, printers, plotters, scanners, graphics, digital images, software, presentation and written data used in the presentation. They will also be introduced to information systems concepts and the appropriate techniques for effective administration and the use of them.

    GEOM 3102 GEOMORPHOLOGY

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite:SURV 2302, SURV 2303
    The systematic description, analysis and understanding of landscapes and the process that change them. In order to understand this earth science is necessary to develop the study of three fundamental subjects. These are in order of development, denudation chronology and evolutionary studies, accurate description of the mechanism rate of operation of the geomorphic process and the adoption of a system-base attitude toward geo-morphological investigation in the area of specialization, which in this case is land surveying.

    GEOM 3104 APPLIED HYDROGRAPHY FOR SURVEYORS

    SURVEYORS Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week and field laboratory. Pre requisite: GEOM 3102
    The knowledge of high and low plays an important role in planning, land use and hazard mitigation. Elements of planning and executing hydrographic survey with emphasis on achievable accuracies, reliability of collected data and display of the results will be outlined in this course.

    GEOM 3502 FUNDAMENTALS OF GEODESY

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisites: SURV 2302, SURV 2303
    Introduce the concepts of geodesy, geoids, earth gravity field. Relate Geodesy to other geosciences. Introduce the integrated Global Geodetic Observing System (IGGOS) and the concept of geodetic network.

    GEOM 3604 CARTOGRAPHIC DESIGN

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: GEOM 2102
    Introduction to concepts and theories of cartographic design. Special attention to cartographic modeling and visualization through the use of thematic cartography concepts.

    GEOM 3606 DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHY

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: GEOM 3604
    Introduction to digital cartography concepts. The course covers techniques, error handling and software used for the creation of vector and raster data.

    GEOM 3608 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Three credit- hours. Two, two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre- requisite: GEOM 3606 (Minimum C), SURV 2302, SURV 2303
    Discussion of topics related to design, development and application of Geographic Information Systems. Emphasis on problem solving using appropriate modeling tools.

    GEOM 3702 ELEMENTS OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY

    Four credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week and field laboratory. Pre requisite: SURV 3306, SURV 3307, Concurrent GEOM 3703
    Principles of Photogrammetry using aerial and terrestrial photography. History of photogrammetry, aerial cameras and camera calibration, geometry of the aerial photograph, stereoscopy and stereoscopes, parallax, and the theory and techniques of orientation. Stages of planning, flight design, and the terrestrial controls in Photogrammetry surveys.

    GEOM 3703 ELEMENTS OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY LABORATORY

    Zero credit hours. One, four hour laboratory period per week. Pre requisite: SURV 3306, SURV 3307, Concurrent GEOM 3702
    Laboratory practice for the GEOM 3702: Elements of Photogrammetry course.

    GEOM 4106 DENDROLOGY

    Two credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week.Pre requisites:SURV 2302, SURV 2303
    Introduction to trees, their identifying characteristic, habitats, distribution, and systematic classification.

    GEOM 4108 SENIOR PROJECT I

    One credit hour. One, two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisites: SURV 3308, GEOM 4610, and Department Head Authorization.
    Senior Project research proposal. Thru their respective research, students should be able to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in their previous years of study to a land surveying related research. Individual presentations will be made to the professors during the quarter. At the end of the quarter, final presentations will be made to a panel of professor. Approval of the research proposal should wrap-up this course.

    GEOM 4110 SENIOR PROJECT II

    Four credit hours. Two, two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisites: GEOM 4108, Department Head Authorization.
    Implementation of the student’s research proposed in Senior Project I course. Thru the research students should be able to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in their previous years of study. At the end of the quarter, a public defense of the research will be made to a panel of professor. Technical report should wrap-up this course.

    GEOM 4112 SENIOR PROJECT II Extension

    Zero credit hours. Pre-requisites: Department Head Authorization.
    Course that provides the student the opportunity to continue the development of his/her Senior Project II.

    GEOM 4312 US PUBLIC LAND SURVEYING PRINCIPLES

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisites: SURV 2304
    This class covers the basic principles of land survey systems with an emphasis on the United States Public Land Survey System together with the basic legal principles used by the Land Surveyor in the United States. These general legal principles will be discussed and applied to problems for finding solutions to common boundary conflicts.

    GEOM 4314 PROPERTY & INHERITANCE LAW

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisites: SURV 2304
    A study of law and jurisprudence covering Civil Law Property system and inheritance law.

    GEOM 4504 SURVEYING SPACE TECHNIQUES

    Three credit-hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: GEOM 3502
    The very basic principles of satellite geodesy and the concept of satellite positioning techniques will be introduced. Satellite Laser Ranging, altimetry and Very Long Baseline, Interferometry will be discussed briefly.

    GEOM 4510 GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM

    Three credit- hours. Two, two-hour lecture periods per week. Pre-requisite: GEOM 3502
    Fundamentals of coordinate systems used in satellite geodesy, importance of the earth's gravity field and perturbation forces acting on the satellites will be introduced. Elements of planning and carrying out GPS-survey will be discussed.

    GEOM 4610 LAND DEVELOPMENT

    Three credit- hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week and field laboratory. Pre- requisite: GEOM 3608
    This course covers a discussion on the principles and regulations governing the use and development of land. Historic review of land use patterns in Puerto Rico. Revision of zoning and subdivision regulations used in Puerto Rico.

    GEOM 4506 GEOMETRIC GEODESY

    Three credit hours. Two, two-hour lecture periods per week and field laboratory. Pre requisites: GEOM 3502
    Introduction to the concept of ellipsoid as mathematical reference surface for geodetic computations. Reference ellipsoid. Parameters for reference ellipsoids used in north America and Puerto Rico (NAD 1927, NAD 1983, WGS 84, NAVD 88). Horizontal, vertical and 3D control networks. Standards of accuracy for geodetic control networks. .

    GEOM 4508 PHYSICAL GEODESY

    Three credit - hours. Two two-hour lecture periods per week and field laboratory. Pre-requisite: GEOM 4506
    Study of the relation between the geoids, mass distribution, earth gravity field and equipotential surface. Deflections of the vertical. Curvature of the plumb lines. Gravimeters. Gravity measurements. Gravity networks. International Gravity Standardization Networks. International Gravity Standardization Network (IGSN71). Review of selected geodetic space techniques relates to investigation of earth’s gravity field.

    GEOM 4612 THE MUNICIPAL REFORM LEGAL SYSTEM

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: GEOM 4610
    Land Use planning and development process at the municipal level changed with adoption of Law 81 of August of 1991, better known as “Ley de Municipios Autónomos” (Municipal Reform Law). This course emphasize on topics of this law, especially the ones related to land use planning process.

    GEOM 4702 INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING & IMAGE INTERPRETATION

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: GEOM 3702 and GEOM 3703
    This course introduces the students to the principles of image interpretation. The interpretation is based on aerial photographs and satellite imagery. At the end of the course students should be able to correctly use remote sensing imagery. Also, they will be able to analyze and understand the basic concepts in the field.

    GEOM 5600 GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS

    Four credit hours. One, four hours lecture per week. Pre requisite: None
    This course provides an introduction to the principles and concepts necessary to work in a digital cartographic environment, especially in the context of geographic information systems (GIS). The course also introduces the student to the basic concepts of performing spatial analyses using a geographic information system (GIS). The first part of the course gives an overview of basic cartography and mapping concepts and theories, which are fundamental to understanding and using a GIS. The second part of the course focuses on concepts and theories of GIS, including some of it the analysis capabilities. Other technologies such as remote sensing and global navigation satellite systems will be discussed.

    GEOM 5614 CADASTRAL & LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: GEOM 3608
    Principles of cadastral systems, their history and contemporary development globally and in Puerto Rico. Emphasis on Land Information Systems and multipurpose cadastre.

    GEOM 5616 GIS FOR SITE DESIGN

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: NONE
    This is an introductory to intermediate-level GIS course that focuses on the application of geographic information systems in the practice of urban and regional planning, with a focus on site design. Topics covered will include data models and structures, coordinate systems and projections, thematic mapping, spatial analysis, acquisition and integration of spatial data from various sources, and GIS application development.

    GEOM 5618 GIS FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: NONE
    This course offers an introduction to the use and analysis of spatial data in a Geographic Information Systems for business applications such as marketing (geomarketing), real estate, land economics and other business applications.

    GEOM 5620 GIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: NONE
    Introduction to the use of Geographic Information Systems for environmental management applications.

    GEOM 5622 GIS FOR CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: NONE
    Introduction to the use of Geographic Information Systems for civil infrastructure system design and management.

    GEOM 5624 SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOMATICS

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: Director Approval
    Advanced seminar dealing with topics in Geomatic Sciences, to be selected according to staff and student interests. The course will be designed to address professional current events, advanced skills, special knowledge, and/or particular topics of interest.

    GEOM 5626 GIS & CARTOGRAPHY FOR REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: NONE
    Basics of cartography and Geographic Information Systems oriented toward the Real Estate Appraisal profession.

    REA 1900 MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS FOR APPRAISERS

    Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: NONE
    Mathematics and statistics to serve as basis for the most commonly used appraisal computations.

    REA 2902 GENERAL APPRAISAL PRINCIPLES

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisites: ECON 3020
    The basic and general principles necessary and supplementary to the appraisal of real estate.

    REA 2904 APPRAISAL PROCEDURES

    Two credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: REA 2902: Appraisal Principles
    The course will introduce the student to the steps related to the valuation process. The course provides an introduction to property description from it geographic and neighborhood point of view. The course also provides an introduction to construction and design basics.

    REA 3906 LAND APPRAISAL

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: REA 2902
    A course which covers the principles and applications of land appraisal; includes land property in small or large units wherever located.

    REA 3908 RESIDENCE APPRAISAL I

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: REA 2902
    The course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of residential appraisal.

    REA 3910 RESIDENCE APPRAISAL II

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture periods per week. Pre requisite: REA 3904: Residential Appraisal
    The course covers the fundamentals of residential appraisal and cost approach. The course emphasizes in the appropriate skills to produce and reason a residential report.

    REA 3912 EMINENT DOMAIN

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture period per week. Pre requisite: SURV 2304, REA 2902
    All legal principles governing the appraisal of real estate for forcible expropriations by various government agencies.

    REA 4914 INCOME CAPITALIZATION

    Three credit hours. Two, two hour lecture period per week. Pre requisite: REA 1900
    The principles governing the appraisal of real estate which generates rental income, precisely from the aspect of the rentals produced by said property.
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