The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
81.95
81.95 (Median SR)
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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

482705
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40058
CRICOS code: 077826K

Study a surveying degree at UON

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.

What is surveying?

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.

Why study with us?

  • Real-world insights: Connect with the surveying and town planning industries through projects, guest lecturers, and mentoring.
  • Be workplace ready: Graduates gave us a 91% satisfaction rating for workplace ready skills. In 2017, 90% of graduates were employed within 4 months.
  • Flexible degree programs: Choose up to 4 courses from areas such as business, product/industrial design, or entrepreneurship. Use these to diversify your surveying degree!
  • We’re No.1 in NSW for overall quality of the educational experience, teaching quality and student support.

90% Employed ? within four months of graduation
World top 50 ? for mineral and mining engineering
World Top 150 ? for civil and structural engineering
No. 1 in NSW ? for overall student satisfaction, teaching quality and overall employment
$80,000 ? average starting salary for engineering graduates

What you will study

Build critical surveying, technical and engineering skills by studying courses in:

  • modern surveying techniques and computations
  • cadastral surveying
  • geodesy
  • industrial surveying
  • photogrammetry and laser scanning
  • satellite positioning
  • spatial data systems and remote sensing
  • legal systems and processes for land management
  • town planning
  • hydrology and water engineering

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:

  • deepen your technical competence in your engineering field
  • broaden your expertise in another area of engineering
  • specialise your skills in areas outside engineering, such as business or maths
  • study overseas at one of our many partner institutions.

Related undergraduate degrees

Program plans

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.

Elective pathways

These pathways have been created to provide guidance for Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) students wishing to specialise in a study area with their elective courses.

  • Science 633.1 KB Aquatic Environments, Chemistry, Earth Science, Biology and Sustainability.
  • Mathematics 552.5 KB Discrete Modelling, Signal Processing, Differential Equations and Operations Research.
  • Humanities 614.5 KB History, Language, Philiosophy, Sociology and Anthropology.
  • Engineering and Built Environment 1017.7 KB Introductory and advanced topics in multiple engineering and built environment disciplines.
  • Creative Industries 520.3 KB Industrial Design, Communication and Media.
  • Business and Legal Studies 623.1 KB Pathways in Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Marketing.

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Career opportunities

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:

  • registered land surveyor
  • engineering surveyor
  • mining surveyor
  • hydrographic surveyor
  • town planning
  • geospatial specialist
  • geodesist
  • photogrammetrist
  • geographic information systems specialist

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

This degree program is accredited by the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information of NSW (BOSSI) and meets the requirements of the Council of Reciprocating Board of Surveyors of Australia and New Zealand (CRBANZ). This degree program is also accredited and recognised by the Malaysian Land Surveyors Board.

Practical experience

Practical experience

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.