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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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Map the world from outer space.
Our Bachelor of Surveying degree is designed to train surveyors capable of meeting the biggest global surveying and town planning challenges. As a surveyor you could work as a geodesist analysing polar motion and measuring the movements of the earth’s crust. You might be involved in preparation for the building of a new tunnel. Or you could work with local government, mapping flood areas and contributing to disaster preparedness.
When you study Surveying you will specialise your degree in the measurement, management, analysis and display of spatial information describing the Earth and its physical features. Through a range of courses you will learn to work on the local and global scale, on projects as diverse as the planning of local facilities, to the prediction of earthquakes and mapping of the ocean floor.
Build critical surveying, technical and engineering skills by studying courses in:
Connect with industry through guest lectures and interdisciplinary projects solving real world surveying problems. Gain invaluable practical experience through your industry placement.
Become job-ready through our professional practice courses. You'll learn to tackle ‘wicked problems’ and develop essential workplace skills in finance, project management, sustainability, communication and entrepreneurism.
Diversify your skills with an elective pathway, a cluster of courses which can be used to:
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Surveyors are involved in the planning of almost all development and mapping of the land and earth. A shortage of surveyors in Australia means employment will be easy to find. Surveyors work in consultancies, private practice, the mining industry and government organisations.
Surveying is flexible and diverse. You may prefer hands-on fieldwork, office-based computation and computer drafting, research, or a leadership role managing people and projects. Typical positions include:
This degree program is accredited by the Council of Reciprocating Surveyors Boards of Australia and New Zealand (CRSBANZ) and the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information of NSW (BOSSI). This degree program is also accredited and recognised by the Land Surveyors Board, Malaysia.
All UON surveying students have the opportunity to complete 12 weeks of industrial experience during their degree. This can be completed in one block or as shorter placements of no less than two weeks. Through your work placement you’ll build important professional networks and put your learning into practice.