UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Engineering (Honours) (Surveying)

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480470  4F/EqP 70.45 3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
16 Jan 2014
11 Jun 2014

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Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 or have not completed a science-related subject may be admitted but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program.

Recommended studies: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or higher and study of one science-related subject.

Major studies: Surveying. Minor studies: Cadastral engineering, geodesy, geodetic, geomatics, geotechnical engineering, land management, photogrammetric and hydrographic surveying, satellite positioning, spatial information systems and computing, town planning and valuation, water resources.

Honours: Awarded on the basis of superior performance in the program.

Professional recognition: Recognised by the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information of NSW as a requirement for registration. Accredited by the Institution of Surveyors NSW. Meets all the academic requirements of the Reciprocating Boards of Surveyors of Australia and New Zealand, as well as graduate membership of the Institution of Surveyors NSW, (Australian) Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute and its affiliated international organisations.

Career opportunities: Examples include careers in the spatial information industry throughout Australia and the world. You will be involved in the collection, manipulation, storage and sharing of spatial data, in relation to land, sea, space, forensics, medicine and many areas of industry. Graduates become professional surveyors in consultancies and private practice, mining surveyors, and work in government organisations. You can be involved in environmental management, spatial data systems, mapping and photogrammetry, satellite imagery and surveying and hydrographic studies. Australian surveyors work in many international land-title projects in developing countries.

Additional information: B Surveying combines both academic studies and real-life surveying projects to produce graduates who have skills that are sought after by industry. With the advent of new positioning technologies, students and graduates are continually learning new skills. You will need to embrace these technologies and take leadership roles in developing alternative and innovative practices. For more detailed options about what a career in surveying can lead to, visit the Surveying & Mapping Industry Council of NSW website at

Recognition of prior learning: There are credit transfer arrangements for students who have completed a TAFE Associate diploma or Diploma, or other university/formal study in a related and associated field. Read 'Academic credit'.

UNISS scholarships: For details, visit the University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship Scheme (UNISS) website at, or read 'Industry scholarships'.

For all engineering programs

Industrial experience: You will complete a minimum of 12 weeks' industrial experience during the program and have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in your final year of study.

Honours: Awarded on the basis of superior performance in the program.

Professional recognition: Engineering degree programs offered by the University of Newcastle are accredited by Engineers Australia, and through the Washington Accord by reciprocating bodies in the United Kingdom, USA and other countries. Software, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering programs are also accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Additional information: For further information call (02) 4921 5000, email or visit

Scholarships: For the latest information on the range of scholarships and cadetships available, call the University on (02) 4921 6539 or fax (02) 4960 5759. Several scholarships are available, including the University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship Scheme (UNISS), which provides financial support of between $25,000 and $75,000 for the duration of an undergraduate degree, combined with industry experience while you study. For details, visit or read 'Scholarships'.

Employment: The employment rates of graduates from these degree programs are currently above national averages. The accreditation of these degrees ensures portability of qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning: There are extensive credit transfer arrangements for students who have completed a TAFE certificate, Associate diploma or Diploma, or other university/formal study in related and associated fields. Read 'Academic credit'.

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