Bachelor of Surveying

Handbook

This program has been discontinued, and there will be no further intake for new students. The information in this program is for continuing students only, who are already enrolled in the program.

Students commencing from 2015 should refer to the handbook for our new program: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying)

Bachelor of Surveying

Information correct as at

2nd Apr 2015 6:55pm

Program Code

10374

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

Surveyors are involved in the collection, manipulation, storage and sharing of spatial data, in relation to land, sea, space, forensics and medicine, to name just a few. Many industry surveyors are experts in measurement and measurement systems.


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Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Professional Recognition

Board of Surveying and Spatial Information of NSW

The surveying degree is recognised by the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information of NSW and the reciprocating boards of surveyors in Australia and New Zealand. This qualification can lead to registration through Australia and New Zealand.

Institution of Surveyors NSW

On completion of the degree students are entitled to membership of the Institution of Surveyors, NSW and its affiliated national and international organisations.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

320 units

Program Duration

4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

The surveying program is a four year program comprising 320 units.

Please Note: Special Prerequisites apply to MATH1110 - view the course handbook for informationStudents wishing to undertake the program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the Program Convenor for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.


Transition Arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Additional Information" section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

GENG1001Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1002Introduction to Engineering Computations
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1205Integrated Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV1110Surveying 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV1120Surveying 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2280Geomechanics 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2310Fluid Mechanics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2720Transportation Engineering and Design
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LEGL2009Survey and Engineering Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV2130Surveying 3
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV2180Electronic Surveying
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV2340Survey Computing
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV2650Spatial Data Systems and Remote Sensing
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG3830Engineering Project Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV3350Analysis of Observations
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV3510Geodesy 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV3610Photogrammetry 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV3930Land Boundary Definition
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4330Hydrology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4450Water Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV4110Industrial Surveying
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV4410Astronomy and Satellite Positioning
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV4720Land Valuation
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV4730Town Planning
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

MATH CORE

Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.

Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.

MATH1110 AND MATH1120

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

MATH1110Mathematics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2
  • Mid Summer - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210 AND MATH1220

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

PROJECT CORE

Choose either SURV4850; or SURV4850A and SURV4850B.

Students may choose EITHER SURV4850A AND SURV4850B OR SURV4850 (with Program Convenor approval).

SURV4850

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

SURV4850Project
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
SURV4850A and SURV4850B

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

SURV4850AProject - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV4850BProject - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

20 units

Honours

Honours is awarded on the basis of superior performance throughout the program.

The B Surveying program uses the WAM as a measure for determining Honours, and shall grade on the WAM equivalent to the following grades (in accordance with the Embedded Honours Models Structures Policy - 000743):

A minimum WAM of 77 and a minimum mark of 75 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class 1;

a minimum WAM of 72 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 1;

a minimum WAM of 67 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 2;

Performance is based on a three year WAM where 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses are weighted by 2, 3 and 4 respectively.

Further information on the WAM Calculation is available at:http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Faculties/Faculty%20of%20Engineering%20and%20Built%20Environment/PDFs/FEBE_WAMCalculation.pdf


Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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