The University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center offers BS, MS, & PhD degree programs in Geomatics.
UF graduates are in high demand as evidenced by multiple job offers at graduation time. Students are placed in a broad range of private sector and government organizations.
More than 50 percent of the graduates own their own companies and 65 percent manage or supervise a department in surveying and mapping, either in the private or public sector.
Demand for surveying and mapping professionals is increasing due to the growth of Florida and the expansion of Geomatics-based technologies. Half of Florida’s licensed professionals (1,500) will retire in the next ten years. Employment opportunities are available with:
- Federal Agencies
- Environmental Agencies
- Transportation Industry
- Land Development
- Homeland Security
- Emergency Operations
- Software Development Corporations
- Manufacturing Industry
- Oil Industry
- Academic Careers
- Run your own business
The Geomatics major at UF is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and is the only program of its kind in the state.
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs are offered to enhance a student’s capabilities in developing technical and professional areas. The M.S. student is expected to provide technical leadership to surveying and mapping organizations. PhD students develop a higher level of advancement in the Geomatics knowledge base. Financial aid may be available for graduate students to work as graduate assistants or to assist with an ongoing research project.
For more detailed information on degree requirements, the Graduate Handbook on the SFFGS Academic Hub is an excellent resource for current Geomatics graduate students.