Certificate Programs

The Geomatics Program offers specialized certificates in geomatics related fields. They are the Geomatics Certificate and the Geospatial Analysis Certificate. Through the Distance Education and Online Programs, survey and mappers in training, new graduates of study outside geomatics, or working professionals may choose to continue or enhance their geomatics skills and knowledge by completing one of these certificate programs.

Geomatics Certificate:
     Undergraduate Courses

The online Geomatics Certificate (undergraduate) was developed specifically to assist Geomatics Professionals in obtaining the required survey-related coursework for licensure in Florida.

The certificate requires a total of 15 credit hours, comprised of five courses that are all taken online.

Students are required to complete:

  • SUR3103 – Geomatics
  • SUR3641 – Survey Computations

The remaining 3 courses can be any of the following:

  • SUR3323 – Visualization of Spatial Information
  • SUR3393 – Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • SUR4201 – Route Geometrics and Design
  • SUR4403 – Cadastral Principles
  • SUR4430 – Surveying and Mapping Practice

With the assistance of a surveying mentor for the lab portion of SUR3103, all courses can be taken at a distance.

Enrollment is open to all students and an undergraduate degree is not required. However, for students to receive the Geomatics Certificate, they must earn a C or better in all online undergraduate level courses. These are formal UF courses that will appear on a student’s UF transcript.

Geospatial Analysis Certificate:
     Graduate Courses

The Geospatial Analysis certificate is either a stand-alone certificate or an option designated for graduate students who want to expand their knowledge and skills related to:

  • spatial data analysis
  • remote sensing
  • image analysis
  • geostatistics
  • GIS programming/scripting
  • web mapping
  • data visualization
  • spatial modeling

The courses can be transferred towards Master of Science degree with a Geomatics Concentration.

The certificate requires a total of 9 credit hours comprised of three courses.

Students are required to complete:

  • SUR5625 – GIS Analysis
  • SUR5386 – Image Processing for Remote Sensing

The remaining course can be any of the following:

  • SUR5365 – Digital Mapping
  • SUR6934 – GIS Programming

All courses must be completed with a ‘B’ grade or higher.

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