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Bachelor of Surveying (Honours)/Bachelor of Business

The University of Newcastle

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Our Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) is designed to train surveyors capable of meeting the biggest global surveying, geospatial and town planning challenges. You’ll learn to work on projects as diverse as the planning and development of new land releases, to mapping terrain and oceans from aircraft and satellites, and building major infrastructure projects.

When you combine this degree with a Bachelor of Business, your career potential expands. You’ll develop a broad understanding of Australian and global business environments, and gain practical skills across finance, accounting, economics, politics, marketing, the legal system, industrial relations and statistics.

Along with world-class teaching and learning, we incorporate real world, practical experience and industry placements into our degrees, so you graduate work-ready.

This combined degree program allows students to complete two degrees in a five-year study period (or equivalent).

The Surveying component of this degree is offered from the Newcastle (Callaghan) campus. The Business component of this degree is offered from the Newcastle City campus.

For additional information about this combined degree, refer to 482705 Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) and 482200 Bachelor of Business

Areas of study Cadastral, engineering and construction surveying, finance and accounting, geodesy, geographic information systems, hydrographic surveying, land management, laser scanning, law, leadership and ethics, management, marketing, microeconomics for business decisions, photogrammetry, satellite positioning, spatial information systems and computing, town planning and valuation, water resources.

Career opportunities Land and mining surveying and related specialist fields, leadership roles, management of people and projects, town planning.

Professional recognition The Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) 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). The degree is also accredited and recognised by the Land Surveyors Board, Malaysia. The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs.

Practical experience All University of Newcastle engineering 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.

Fees and charges Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge and Recommended studies: Refer to 482705 Bachelor of Surveying (Hons) and 482200 Bachelor of Business.

Applicants with higher education study

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.

Explore University of Newcastle entry options.

Advanced standing

If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.

Further information

View all details of this course on the UON website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2020)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2016 to 2018) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2018 Year 12 students and 2016/17 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2019 – semesters 1 and 2).
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.

Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.