Surveying Engineering Technology (SET)

Dr. Laramie Potts
Room: 2510 GITC
Phone: 973.596.8191

SET Program Educational Objectives
and Student Outcomes

Enrollment and Graduation Data

SET Employment


A surveyor is a professional person with the academic qualifications and technical expertise to practice the science of measurement; to assemble and assess land and geographic related information; to use that information for the purpose of planning and implementing the efficient administration of the land, the sea and structures thereon; and to instigate the advancement and development of such practices.

At NJIT, our curriculum stresses the technical, theoretical, and legal aspects of surveying, with a special emphasis on the law and the importance of researching case law to adequately perform a land survey or to aid judicial authorities in resolving boundary disputes.

Surveying Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC of ABET),


The surveying engineering technology curriculum stresses the technical, theoretical and legal aspects of surveying. Technical surveying courses include theory and application of Global Position Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information systems (GIS). Law or law-related courses are integrated into the program in order to impart to students the legal knowledge and legal responsibility of a land surveyor. Typical Surveying Engineering Technology AAS Program students who expect to transfer to the junior year of the B.S.E.T. program should successfully complete most of the following courses or equivalent in their first two years of study:

  • LAW Courses (12 Credits)
  • Surveying Courses (6 Credits)
  • Computer / Computer Graphics (9 Credits)
  • Math (9 Credits)
  • Science / Science electives (15 credits)
  • Communication (6 Credits)
  • Elective in HUM/SS (7 credits)

Concentrations and Curricula

The Surveying Engineering Technology allows flexibility in the choice of technical electives (see Curriculum)