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B-MESUR

Mine and Engineering Surveying

Bachelor degree

Become a specialist surveyor with expertise in advanced software and equipment, including GPS and drones, to acquire and process land and satellite data.

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Minimum ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Mine and Engineering Surveying
  • Duration

    Duration

    3 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    600
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    110733C
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Select your preferred campus:

2024

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2026

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

Course outline

Outline

Outline

Mine and engineering surveying is a specialised area within engineering and science. Also known as geomatics engineering or geomatics, the profession has a vital role in the resources industry and related infrastructure development.

Mine surveyors are responsible for the measurement, representation and management of data associated with a mining operation. Their core responsibilities include marking, measuring and maintaining mine site surfaces and underground workings. They are also responsible for (under the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994) preparing and updating all mine surveying plans for open-pit and underground operations.

Engineering surveyors are integral to the construction industry, ensuring that the locations of civi lengineering works are positioned and oriented correctly. Engineering surveying typically precedes construction associated with roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, industrial plants and hydraulic engineering.

In this course, you will learn the advanced technology and scientific principles and methods of surveying; and how to apply these to industry applications, including land development, construction, mining and mapping.

You'll learn how to access, evaluate and generate surveying, spatial and related information from multiple sources.

You'll also gain the expertise to recognise, analyse and resolve surveying challenges through surveying methods and technologies. These include total stations, satellite and space positioning (for example, GPS), laser scanning, photogrammetry via drone surveying, geographic information systems (GIS), airborne and marine navigation, digital mapping, satellite and airborne remote sensing, and specialised alignment surveying.

You'll study the first two years of your course at Curtin Perth and your third year at Curtin Kalgoorlie, where you'll have opportunities to engage with industry practices.

How this course will make you industry ready

 

 

What jobs can the Mine and Engineering Surveying course lead to?

Careers

  • Mine surveyor
  • Engineering surveyor

Industries 

  • Mining and energy resources 
  • Construction
  • Urban and regional development

What you'll learn

  • Apply surveying principles, concepts and methods to mine and engineering surveying tasks and applications
  • Think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse surveying problems by recognising and applying technologies to their advantages and limitations when applied to mine and engineering surveying
  • Access, evaluate and generate surveying, spatial and related information from multiple sources, communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of mine and engineering surveying
  • Analyse, describe and engage in Australian and international best practice standards in mine and engineering surveying methods and technologies through self-learning skills
  • Recognise diverse indigenous knowledge perspectives, cultures, histories as well as apply professional and mine and engineering surveying discipline specific tasks and contexts in relation to indigenous peoples, and cultural capabilities
  • Work ethically and professionally, both within a team and independently

Why study Mine and Engineering Surveying

Highly ranked global university

Curtin is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Advanced technologies

Learn how to use advanced industry technologies, including GPS and drones.

Study in a major WA mining region

Part of this course is located at the world-renowned WA School of Mines, in the heart of  Western Australia's Goldfields region.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • If you are shortlisted for this course, you will be required to attend an interview.

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Methods ATAR 

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

StepUp Entry

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • UniReady

    If you don’t meet our minimum admission criteria, the UniReady Enabling Program can help you qualify for entry into a range of undergraduate courses.

  • Certificate IV + English Competency

    The certificate IV is the minimum requirement for university entry. It qualifies you for entry to Curtin courses with a 70 ATAR. You must also meet English language proficiency.

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    There is no entry pathway available for work and life experience. Please assess your suitability for other entry pathways.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

Other requirements and notes for this course

For applicants that have recently attended high school, applicants must not have commenced post-secondary studies (AQF Diploma or above) and not have a higher degree record from any Australian or overseas university.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    There is no entry pathway available for work and life experience. Please assess your suitability for other entry pathways.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Methods ATAR 

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

For applicants that have recently attended high school, applicants must not have commenced post-secondary studies (AQF Diploma or above) and not have a higher degree record from any Australian or overseas university.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    There is no entry pathway available for vocational education and training (VET) study. Please assess your suitability for other entry pathways. 

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    There is no entry pathway available for work and life experience. Please assess your suitability for other entry pathways.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • If you are shortlisted for this course, you will be required to attend an interview.

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Methods ATAR 

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

For applicants that have recently attended high school, applicants must not have commenced post-secondary studies (AQF Diploma or above) and not have a higher degree record from any Australian or overseas university.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have:

  1. Met the admission criteria for minimum entry
  2. Completed ATAR Mathematics Applications (or equivalent)

OR

Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) students may be considered for course switching with a possible maximum 400 credits of prior learning.


Prerequisite Information

The ATAR Maths Applications prerequisite can be met with one of the following Curtin units:

MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics
MATH1005 Pre-Calculus

Higher education course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to those who are switching courses from another higher education course provider. 

In addition, you need to have:  

  1. Completed ATAR Mathematics Applications


Prerequisite Information
The ATAR Mathematics Applications can be met via Mathematics Applications ATAR or unit/s assessed as comparable to Mathematics Applications ATAR.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • If you are shortlisted for this course, you will be required to attend an interview.

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Methods ATAR 

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

For applicants that have recently attended high school, applicants must not have commenced post-secondary studies (AQF Diploma or above) and not have a higher degree record from any Australian or overseas university.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

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Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$7,800*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: B-MESUR
  • CRICOS code: 110733C
  • Last updated on: 20 May 2024

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