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Is the lack of surveying in a civil engineering programs a problem?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: American Society of Civil Engineers
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There has been a significant decline of surveying education in civil engineering programs across the nation. Based on a study by Gillins, Olsen, and Schultz (2016), which evaluated 239 accredited bachelor's programs in civil engineering in the United States, 35.5% of the bachelor's programs in civil engineering do not require students to take any courses in surveying. This study also found 27.6% of those civil engineering programs do not even list surveying as an elective for civil engineering students. In addition, it was stated that the average number of required semester credits in surveying required within civil engineering curricula in the United States has significantly decreased, as shown in the accompanying figure below.

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