Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.
AUD39,000 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
If you are looking to launch or advance your career in the field of surveying and spatial information, the Master of Professional Engineering (Geospatial Engineering and Surveying) at the University of Newcastle will help you develop management expertise, specialise and deepen your technical skills and be equipped to lead projects and move into more senior roles.
The program offers two unique pathways:
For surveyors or accredited engineers looking to advance their skills: We offer a 1-year program for graduates of a University of Newcastle Bachelor of Surveying (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying) degree, or equivalent. You can advance your skills at postgraduate level.
For engineering/surveying graduates: We offer a 2-year program for students looking to extend their surveying and geospatial engineering expertise in an Australian context.
The Master of Professional Engineering (Geospatial Engineering and Surveying) is a flexible degree that will allow you to fast-track your career in surveying and geospatial engineering. You will have the opportunity to diversify your expertise with courses in specialised spatial data collection, analysis and management, or broaden your skills base in a complementary area such as business and management, entrepreneurship and innovation, or design. Plus you can choose a major project that’s linked to industry or focused on design and research.
From a list of directed courses, all students choose a minimum of five courses. Examples include:
1-year program: You will take advanced surveying and geospatial engineering courses and choose directed courses to broaden your skill base and enhance your employability. By gaining a highly relevant postgraduate degree you will accelerate your career, opening up opportunities to work at a more senior level.
2-year program: Your study program is designed to build on your prior studies and develop the core technical competencies. If you are already a graduate surveyor, licensed/registered surveyor, or qualified engineer in Australia, this advanced program will broaden your skill base allowing for enhanced specialisation in your field and boosting your employability.
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 and geospatial engineers work on a huge range of tasks in many different environments – industries like land surveying, mining surveying, remote sensing, geodesy and space research, construction, environmental management and transportation. Surveying and geospatial engineering continues to be one of the most in-demand qualifications in the world, with many countries desperate to fill a shortage of professional skills in this field.
A Master of Professional Engineering in Geospatial Engineering and Surveying will open up even more varied career opportunities than you already have, empowering you to take on a leadership role, start your own business or manage major surveying and engineering projects.
*QILT comparative postgraduate data 2017
*QILT comparative undergraduate data 2018