ATAR cut-off
- (Median ATAR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code


Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


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



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40058
CRICOS code: 077826K

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying) (pre 2017)

Program handbook


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.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and/or written communication in professional and lay domains
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • Professional use and management of information
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
  • Effective team membership and team leadership


Information correct as at28th Sep 2016 2:19pm
Program code40058
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
ATAR (2016)
Callaghan Campus81.25-

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Assumed knowledgeMathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage.
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above).
Term typeSemesters
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. School of Engineering
  3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code077826K

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from .  Admission information for international students can be found at .You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at

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 and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

Compulsory program requirements

Requirements for qualification for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering include completion of at least 12 weeks of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the Faculty Board. Students are encouraged to obtain and to report on a substantial block of this experience at one time but several shorter periods not less than 2 weeks duration will be accepted. Further information on industrial experience is available at:

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

This program is a four year program and comprises a total of 320 units, of which 280 units are core courses and 40 units are minor courses.

There is a strong emphasis on practical laboratory and field exercises throughout the program, which complement theoretical studies, together with 12 weeks of industrial experience. 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.

Please Note: Special Prerequisites apply to MATH1110 - view the course handbook for information

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

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

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL1100Fundamentals of Engineering MechanicsNot currently offered10 units
ENGG1002Introduction to Engineering ComputationsNot currently offered10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional EngineeringNot currently offered10 units
MATH1110Mathematics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2
  • Compressed Summer - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1205Integrated Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
SURV1200Introduction to SurveyingNot currently offered10 units
CIVL2040Engineering ProbabilitiesNot currently offered10 units
CIVL2060Numerical MethodsNot currently offered10 units
CIVL2310Fluid Mechanics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering PracticeNot currently offered10 units
LEGL2009Survey and Engineering Law
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV2210Engineering SurveyingNot currently offered10 units
SURV2220Surveying Methods and EquipmentNot currently offered10 units
SURV2230Surveying Techniques and ComputationsNot currently offered10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering ProjectsNot currently offered10 units
SURV3350Analysis of Observations
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV3510Geodesy 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV3610Photogrammetry 1
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV3650Spatial Data Systems and Remote SensingNot currently offered10 units
SURV3930Land Boundary Definition
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4450Water Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV4110Industrial Surveying
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV4410Astronomy and Satellite Positioning
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV4730Town Planning
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV4850AProject - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV4850BProject - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units


Complete 40 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.

40 units


The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying) uses the WAM as a measure for determining Honours. Please refer to the Bachelor Honours Policy at for further detailed information.

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at

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 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 for more information.