Bachelor of Surveying
480920 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
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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.
NO INTAKE OF NEW STUDENTS FROM 2013. PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS BEING REPLACED BY THE BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)(SURVEYING).
Graduates from this degree program enjoy 100 per cent employment rates, and very high starting salaries. It is the only program in Australia to emphasise both urban engineering studies and cadastral surveying.
This diverse program prepares students for careers related to land information management and the use of the latest technology, including satellites for positioning and remote sensing. There are also close links with other areas of engineering such as civil, mining and environmental. You will have access to modern electronic surveying equipment and in your final year of study you will have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project.
Surveying combines both academic studies and real-life projects to produce graduates that have skills that are sought after by industry. With the advent of new positioning technologies, students and graduates are continually learning new skills. You will need to embrace these technologies and take leadership roles in developign alternative and innovative practices.
For more detailed options about what a career in surveying can lead to, visit the Surveying & Mapping Industry Council of NSW website at www.smicnsw.org.au.
Students have the opportunity to begin work anywhere in the world as the qualification is accepted by most overseas countries. Graduates become professional surveyors and can work in consultancies, private practice, and government organisations. Surveyors can be involved in environmental management, spatial data systems, mapping and photogrammetry, satellite imagery and surveying, and hydrographic studies. Australian surveyors are at the forefront of international land title projects in developing countries. The expansion of computer and satellite technologies throughout all forms of traditional surveying techniques continually creates new and challenging opportunities.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit
There are no prerequisite courses but it is assumed that students will have studied Mathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage. Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 or have not completed a science related subject may be admitted to the program but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the requirements of the program.
HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above)
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 a new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.
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:
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. On completion of the degree students are entitled to membership of the Institution of Surveyors, NSW and its affiliated national and international organisations.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. 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/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/
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.
The surveying program is a four year program comprising 320 units and is available at Callaghan Campus. There is a strong emphasis on practical laboratory and field exercises throughout the program which complement theoretical studies.
Students 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.
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 "Further Information" section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.
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