The University of Newcastle, Australia
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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

482706
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40077
CRICOS code: 093510G

Study surveying and business at UON

Map the world from outer space.

At UON we train surveyors capable of meeting the biggest global 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? Surveyors specialise in the measurement, management, analysis and display of spatial information describing the Earth and its physical features. Surveyors 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 combine surveying with business? Complete these two bachelor degrees in just five years - compliment your technical skills with business acumen. Learn how to manage people and projects, start a consulting firm and manage a business. Prepare yourself for a leadership role with this unique package of capabilities.

Why study with us?

  • Real-world insights: Connect with industry 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.
  • We’re No.1 in NSW for overall quality of the educational experience, teaching quality and student support
  • Combined degree advantage complete two bachelor degrees in just five years

90% Employed ? within four months of graduation
World top 26 ? 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.

Develop your business skills in:

  • accounting
  • finance
  • microeconomics for business decisions
  • law
  • management
  • leadership and ethics
  • entrepreneurship and Innovation

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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.

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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

The combined degree advantage: your business skills will help you move into leadership roles, support you to start your own business or take your technical skills into a different work environment altogether.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

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.

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.