Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Land Boundary Definition introduces the ‘Land’ Surveyor and outlines the ‘Land’ Surveyor’s beginnings, ethics and responsibilities when dealing with the boundaries of land, proprietors and Land Agencies. It introduces land titling systems and the principles of boundary definition in urban and rural cadastres. It is a crucial topic area for the ‘Land’ Surveyor when dealing with land in various titled systems.



  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe cadastral surveying concepts relevant to land boundary definition.

2. Implement cadastral surveying processes for urban and rural land parcel definition, with reference to current regulations and standards.

3. Research interests in land and historical positions of land boundaries.

4. Lead a field party, make appropriate field notes and decisions.

5. Gather physical evidence of the position of boundaries.

6. Manipulate the gathered evidence and apply legal and logical principles and cadastral concepts used by ‘Land’ Surveyors to formulate professional opinions of boundary positions.

7. Express those opinions through letters, plans and reports to clientele and land agencies.


  • Introduction to fundamental concepts of land titling.
  • Survey practice regulations.
  • Urban and rural surveys.

Assumed knowledge

Content covered in LEGL2009, and successful completion of SURV1200, SURV2210, SURV2220, SURV2230, SURV3350 and SURV3510.

Assessment items

Report: Identification Survey Report

Quiz: Quiz

Report: Survey Camp/Report

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact hours


Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

This component is a "survey camp" that runs for 1 week in the mid semester break. NOTE: The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed in the course outline handed to students in Week 1.


Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.