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Surveyors specialise in the measurement, management, analysis and display of spatial information describing the Earth and its physical features. The work of surveyors knows no bounds and could see you play an important role both locally and globally. With the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours), you could be involved in projects like preparation for building of a new tunnel, or mapping of flood areas for disaster preparedness. Your work as a surveyor could see you involved in the prediction of earthquakes and mapping of the ocean floor.
Areas of study: Cadastral engineering and construction, geodesy, geographic information systems, geomatics, hydrographic surveying, land management, laser scanning, photogrammetry, satellite positioning, spatial information systems and computing, town planning and valuation, water resources.
Career opportunities: Registered land surveyor, registered mine surveyor, engineering surveyor, geospatial specialist, geographic information systems specialist, hydrographic surveyor, photogrammetrist, town planning. 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.
Professional recognition: This degree program is accredited by the Council of Reciprocating Surveying Boards of Australia and New Zealand, and meets the requirements of the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information (BOSSI). This degree program is also accredited and recognised by the Land Surveyors Board, Malaysia.
Practical experience: All University of Newcastle surveying students must complete 12 weeks of professional practice during their degree. Through your work placement, you’ll build important professional networks and put your learning into practice.
Honours: All graduates will be awarded Bachelor of Surveying (Honours), with graded honours awarded based on merit.
Fees and charges: Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.
Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced (Band 5). Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program.
Recommended studies: Mathematics Extension 1 or higher, any 2 units of science.
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