Environmental Engineering

The Science of Geospatial Engineering

Geospatial engineering is an emerging scientific discipline that concerns itself with gathering and analyzing data obtained by laser mapping, satellite imagery, GPS and fast computing. Scientists and engineers use geospatial methods to:



Why Study Geospatial Engineering?

Graduates are in demand and can expect a high-paying job in whatever environment they choose. There is a growing need for graduates with excellent knowledge and critical thinking skills in geospatial intelligence. There is work for them conducting mining and hydrographic surveys, jobs in remote processing and other branches of science, as well as solving environmental problems such as the hazards of radon gas or toxic mold.

Where to Study Geospatial Engineering and Science:

These are just a few institutions of higher learning that offer studies in the fastest-growing industry in the United States. Graduates from one of these schools may find ways of applying geospatial techniques to the vexing problem of toxic mold. 

Penn State

Penn State offers a Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence Analytics. Flexibly designed to be used either as a stand-alone program or as a step-up to a master’s degree Geographic Information Systems or Homeland Security, the course lasts for one year. Either way, this certificate program can help advance your engineering career.

University of Colorado Denver

Here, geospatial studies are part of the university's Geomatics Engineering & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program, which is designed for professionals in geospatial engineering. Students may pursue master’s degrees in their choice of engineering or science, or to work towards a graduate certificate.

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

TAMU-CC offers degrees in Geographic Information Science & Geospatial Surveying Engineering at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.

Geospatial Analysis of Radon Gas in the Environment

Radon gas has been implicated in the development of some types of lung cancer. Scientists in Marquette County, Michigan, have been using a geographic information system to combine multiple layers of geospatial engineering data with existing research to quantify the environmental radon gas hazard.