Geomatics Engineering, B.S.


Civil and Geomatics Engineering

Dr. R. Munjy, Chair
Engineering East Building, Room 178A

Degrees and Programs Offered

BS in Civil Engineering, B.S.
BS in Geomatics Engineering, B.S.
MS in Civil Engineering, M.S.
MS in Civil Engineering-Water Resources & Environmental Engineering Option, M.S.

Courses Offered

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering
Dr. C. Choo, Program Coordinator

Civil engineering includes the research, development, planning, design, construction, and maintenance associated with urban development, water supply, structures, energy generation and transmission, water treatment and disposal, and transportation systems. The civil engineer deals with the function and safety of such public facilities as buildings, bridges, dams, pipelines, powerplants, highways, and harbors, and is concerned with the protection of the public against natural hazards of earthquakes, floods, landslides, and fires.

The graduate curriculum leading to an M.S. in Civil Engineering provides specialized training in the fields of structural engineering and applied mechanics, soil mechanics and foundation engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, highway engineering, and geomatics engineering.

Mission of Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Program at California State University, Fresno strives to provide the high-quality education required for students to fully develop their professional qualities and skills as civil engineers in diverse environments and to develop their personal potential to the greatest extent possible to serve society.

The Civil Engineering Program's Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Civil Engineering Program are expected to exhibit the following:

  • Technical Aptitude: Be employed as engineers with the ability to use their technical knowledge, design, and problem-solving skills for effective professional practice throughout their careers;
  • Life-Long Development: Exercise capabilities for life-long learning as a means to enhance their technical and professional skills to continuously enrich themselves and benefit the communities they are serving and beyond;
  • Collaborative Spirit: Develop interpersonal and collaborative skills that function well among a diverse group of professionals for a productive career; and
  • Professional Advancement: Advance and support the engineering profession through participation of the professional societies, civic groups, and educational institutions and/or establish a distinctive record of professional achievements.


Geomatics Engineering

Geomatics Engineering
Dr. R. Munjy, Chair

Geomatics engineers manage the global spatial infrastructure. This effort includes real property boundary determination, digital mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), remote sensing, photogrammetric mapping, applications programming, project management, and construction layout activities. Students use a wide selection of specialized equipment while acquiring a solid theoretical background. Integration of geomatics engineering design concepts spans a sequence of courses throughout the curriculum. Intensive design coursework during the senior year provides a culminating focus. Coursework containing design components includes the following: Computer-Aided Mapping (GME 66) first year; Route and Construction Surveying (GME 40) second year; Stereophotogrammetry (GME 123) and Digital Mapping (GME 126) third year; Subdivision Design (GME 159) and two upper-level technical design courses - Senior Project (GME 180) and Project Design (GME 181) - senior year.

Mission of Geomatics Engineering

The mission of the Geomatics Engineering Program is to provide a unique educational experience that enriches the lives of GME students. The program teaches necessary discipline-related knowledge and skills to prepare students for their competency in the profession. Students learn how to protect the health and welfare of the public while expanding their base of knowledge through research and scholarship. Graduates of the program serve throughout the state, the nation and the world at large.

The Geomatics Engineering Program's Educational Objectives

Our alumni (within three to five years after graduation), through work experience and/or graduate education in the engineering field, will be expected to:

  1. Be employed in the field of Geomatics Engineering and utilize their experience and skills to serve their respective industries
  2. Promote the profession and protect public well-being via professional services
  3. Engage in life-long learning and professional development activities


Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Geomatics Engineering Major

1. Major requirements (68 units) and additional requirements (18 units)

Major core (59 units)
CE 150, 161; GME 1, 15, 15L, 16, 16L,34, 40, 50, 61, 66, 102, 108, 123, 125, 126, 135, 143, 159, 173, 180, 181

Major electives (9 units)

Additional requirements (18 units)
MATH 76, 77; PHYS 4A, 4AL, 4B, 4C

2. General Education requirements (49 units)*
The following courses are required to satisfy both G.E. and major requirements: MATH 75 [B4], EES 1 [B1], PHIL 1 or 10 [C2], GME 151 [IB], PHIL 120 [IC]

3. Other requirements (6 units)
Upper-division writing and Multicultural and International (MI).
PLSI 120 is required for MI.

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

5. Total (124 units)

* Select one course from each of the G.E. areas: Area A1, A2, B2, D1, D2, D3. (See G.E. listings.) Only one C2 course in lower division Area C is required. Geomatics Engineering majors are exempt from G. E. Area A3, Area E and Area ID

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. The Upper-Division Writing Skills requirement can be met by passing the university examination or by completing a "W" course with a letter grade of C or better no sooner than the term in which 60 units of coursework are completed.
  4. 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