BSGE-1 students performing Traversing Exercise in General Surveying Class

At a glance

Program Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering
Duration 4 Years
College College of Engineering and Technology
Department Department of Geodetic Engineering
Campus Visayas State University Main Campus
Compliance CHED Memorandum Order No. 89, Series 2017
BSGE-1 students performing Traversing Exercise in General Surveying Class

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BSGE-2 student performing Hydrographic Survey

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering (BSGE) in the Visayas State University (VSU) is among the updated and leading geodetic engineering education in the country. BSGE is a four-year program offered by the Department of Geodetic Engineering of the College of Engineering and Technology. Geodetic Engineering deals with the collection and measurement of spatial data above, on, or below the surface of the earth using appropriate technologies, scientific methods, methodological processing, as well as the management of spatial data necessary for the production information such as maps, plans, charts, and other documents. It employs techniques in surveying, geodesy, location and navigation systems, mobile mapping, geographic information systems, including remote sensing to observe and measure the physical environment using satellite and unmanned aerial vehicles. Also, the BSGE program in VSU involves engineering, hydrographic, and land surveys to determine the metes and bounds of property necessary for land registration proceedings and other purposes.

The BSGE curriculum is designed to align with the principles of Outcomes-Based Education, the K-12 Education Program, and the New General Education Curriculum. It specifies the core competencies and skills expected from a BSGE graduate upon graduation and emphasize the life-long learning opportunities of becoming a globally competitive practicing engineer. It specifically aimed that after seven years from graduation, BSGE graduate shall:

  • Provide leadership in planning, implementing, and monitoring geodetic engineering projects and programs;
  • Occupy supervisory positions in private and public organizations; locally and internationally;
  • Own and manage geodetic engineering-based business enterprises;
  • Pursue advance studies in geodetic engineering and emerging related fields; OR
  • Occupy responsible positions Occupy responsible positions in geodetic engineering education

Program highlights

  • AACCUP Level II Accredited
  • BSGE Program is compliant to CHED Memorandum Order No. 89, Series 2017 (Policies Standards and Guidelines for the Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering - BSGE Program Effective Academic Year - AY-2018-2019)
  • Consistently high institutional passing rate in Geodetic Engineering Licensure Examination (GELE)
  • Consistently producing topnotchers in GELE since 2008 (1st batch graduate)
  • Awarded as the Second Top Performing School in Geodetic Licensure Exam for two consecutive years since 2019
  • The Curriculum consist of 188 units, breakdown into:
Mathematics 15
Natural & Physical Sciences 4
Basic Engineering Sciences 21
Allied Courses 12
Professional Courses 86
Total 138
Gen. Education Courses 24
Gen. Education Elective Courses 9
Mandated Courses 3
Physical Education 8
National Service Training Program 6
Total 50

Also, student may choose any two of the following Geodetic Engineering elective courses:

✓ Spatial Database
✓ Marine Cadastre
✓ Geospatial Information Management
✓ Building Information Modelling
✓ Laser Scanning
✓ Unmanned Aerial Systems
✓ Geodata: Capture, Sources and Standards
✓ Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
✓ Location-based Services
✓ Geovisualization
✓ Land Valuation
✓ Hydrology
✓ Urban Planning
✓ Web GIS
✓ 3D GIS
  • DGE Faculty Member, Engr. Manigo (left) & Engr. Alfeche (right) gathering data for OJT Students during COVID-19 pandemic
  • BSGE- 4 students during their GIS Laboratory Class with Prof. A. Loreto and Engr. D. Milloza
  • BSGE-2 Students during their laboratory exercise about Map Projection in Cartography

Career Opportunities

Graduates of BSGE can be:

  • Private Practitioner Geodetic Engineering/Land Surveyor
  • Geodetic Engineer in Government & Private Firms
  • Photogrammetrist
  • Geographic Information System specialist
  • Hydrographic Surveyor
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Remote Sensing Technologist
  • Cartographer
  • Construction/Industrial Surveyor
  • Land Development Engineer
  • Land Administration specialist
  • Land Validation specialist
  • Project Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Risk Analyst/Engineer
  • Mine Surveyor
  • Mapping specialist 
  • Spatial Analyst
  • Educator

Notable Alumni

  • Engr. ERLINDA ENTERO-QUILANTANG (Class of 2008) - Engr. Quilantang is the proprietor and manager of Entero Surveying ang Engineering – one of the leading surveying firms in Leyte, handling several types of surveys such as engineering, land surveying, and aeronautical surveying, among others, including land titling services.


Department of Geodetic Engineering
College of Engineering and Technology
Visayas State University
Visca, Baybay City, Leyte
Philippines 6521
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Phone: (053) 565-0600 local 1027
FB: VSU - Department of Geodetic Engineering

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