Why study surveying at UoN?
Surveyors are experts in the measurement, management, analysis and display of spatial information describing the Earth and its physical features. From mapping oceans to high-tech remote sensing, there are many exciting fields to choose from including space, forensics and medicine.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying) is the only one of its kind in Australia, emphasising both urban engineering studies and cadastral surveying. As a graduate you will have the opportunity to work in locations all over the world using the latest technology including satellites and sophisticated computer systems.
This degree combines both academic studies and real-life surveying projects to equip you with skills that are sought after by industry. With the advent of new positioning technologies, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying) will prepare you to continually learn new skills, embrace new technologies and take leadership roles in developing alternative and innovative practices.
Everyone has seen surveyors on the streets, hammering pegs into the ground and looking through tripod-mounted telescopes. But a surveyor's horizons can be much wider than the streets of suburbia, with surveyors also working predicting earthquakes, monitoring environmental change and mapping the ocean floor.
It is important that we can measure, present and understand the size and shape of our world and that is precisely what surveying does: it includes the collection, manipulation, storage and sharing of spatial data in relation to land, sea, space, forensics, medicine and many areas of industry.
Where do we find surveyors?
This is a career that can lead you anywhere, and at the moment, it is a profession that is experiencing and explosion in high-tech data management, with typical applications ranging from aerial surveying through to machine tooling and even work in the medical field. A University of Newcastle surveying degree is recognised by most countries, making a host of opportunities available nationally and internationally, in consultancies, private practice, the mining industry, and government organisations, to name a few.
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