Geomatics Engineering, B.S.


Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Geomatics Engineering Major

1. Major requirements (68 units) and additional requirements (22 units)

Major core (59 units)
CE 161, GME 1, GME 15, GME 15L, GME 16, GME 16L,GME 34, GME 40, GME 50, GME 61, GME 66L, GME 102, GME 108, GME 123, GME 125, GME 126, GME 135, GME 143, GME 159, GME 173, GME 180, GME 181

Major electives (9 units)

Additional requirements (22 units)

2. General Education requirements (48 units)*
Select one course from each of the G.E. areas: Area A1, A2, B2, D1, D2, F. (See G.E. listings.) The following courses are required to satisfy both G.E. and major requirements: MATH 75 [B4], PHYS 4A [B1], PHIL 1 or PHIL 10 [C2], GME 151 [IB], PHIL 120 [IC]. Only one C2 course in lower-division Area C is required. Geomatics Engineering majors are exempt from G. E. Area A3 and Area E

3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing. Note: Geomatics majors are exempt from the MI requirement.  

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (if needed) (See Degree Requirements.)

5. Total (124 units)

Advising Notes

  1. Courses in engineering, mathematics, the physical sciences, and mandatory technical courses taken CR/NC are not counted toward fulfillment of degree requirements in geomatics engineering.
  2. All geomatics engineering students must consult with their academic advisors at least once each year.
  3. All upper-division engineering courses should be completed with an average grade of at least a C.


For faculty phone numbers and e-mail, see the campus directory.

For more on the faculty, see the Civil Engineering faculty pages and the Geomatics faculty pages. The faculty pages are updated by the department or program.


B.S. in Geomatics Engineering

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Engineering Students at a campus job fair

Geomatics Engineers serve society by collecting, monitoring, archiving and maintaining our national spatial infrastructure. Geomatics systems include: real property boundary determination, aerial and digital mapping, land and geographic information systems (LIS/GIS), geodesy and geodetic surveying (GPS), remote sensing, environmental and resource mapping, Geomatics applications programming, project management, route design and construction location. While learning how to use a vast array of Geomatics tools a solid theoretical grounding prepares you for a recession proof Geomatics engineering career.

What You Can Earn

Land Surveyor
$41,860 (in this area)

Land Surveyor III
$57,164 (in this area)

Land Surveyors Manager
$90,385 (in this area)

Source: HR Reported data from as of December 2012

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Municipal Surveying
  • Route and Construction Surveying
  • Green Design/Creative Thinking
  • GPS Navigation

What You Can Learn

  • How private land ownership rights have shaped the development of our nation into a superpower
  • Computer-aided mapping
  • Theory and concepts of navigation systems emphasizing real-time GPS
  • United States Public Land Survey System

About the College

The Lyles College of Engineering is the only publicly supported engineering college in the San Joaquin Valley. The mission of the college includes developing each student's potential to the greatest extent possible, provide a quality engineering education to all students and to serve students from groups that historically have not participated in a university education.

Contact the College

Office of the Dean
2320 E. San Ramon Avenue MS/EE94
Fresno CA 93740-8030

(559) 278-2500
FAX: (559) 278-4475
Campus Mail Stop: M/S EE94

Office Location:
Room 124 in the Engineering East Building, on San Ramon east of Jackson Avenue.

Department Contact Information

Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering
2320 E. San Ramon Ave. M/S EE94
Fresno, CA 93740-8030
Engineering East Building, Room 178
559.278.2889 FAX: 289-7032

Dr. C. Choo
Civil Engineering Program Coordinator
Engineering East Building, Room 178A
559.278.2566 | email

Program Contact Information

James K. Crossfield, L.S., Ph.D.
Geomatics Engineering Program
California State University, Fresno Fresno, CA 93740-0094
(559) 278-4827/2889