Jul 01, 2022  
2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Land Surveying Minor

The Land Surveying (LS) minor is available to any student at Purdue who has met the co- and/or pre-requisites for courses in the LS course sequence. The LS Minor consists of 10 courses (31 credits) plus a summer internship.

When the minor is combined with the BSCE degree program, the minor will likely add 2 to 5 courses to the student’s program of study. Working with an LS advisor during the junior and senior undergraduate years will minimize the impact on the student’s time to graduation.

Once a student has proposed a sequence of courses for the LS minor, the proposal will be submitted to the CE Undergraduate Committee for approval. When the student has successfully completed the approved sequence of courses (earning at least a 2.0 grade point average over the entire sequence), the student will be granted a minor in LS.

The requirements for the LS minor program are outlined as follows:


Basic Engineering

Min 1 of following courses

Planning and Design

Min 2 of following courses

LS and Geomatics

Required courses *

  • CE 4XX Urban Remote Sensing
  • CE 4XX Geospatial Project Control and Design
  • LS 3XX Cadastral Surveying
  • LS 5XX Boundary Law and Property Location

Internship in LS

Required summer before senior year


* These courses are currently offered under the 497 or 597 special study number. Course numbers will be assigned when the course proposals are approved.

The Land Surveying (LS) minor combined with the BSCE degree constitutes a land surveying curriculum approved by the Indiana State Board of Registration for Land Surveyors for admission to the Fundamentals of Surveying registration exam without an additional year of experience beyond the degree.