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Surveying
BH-SURVY

Surveying (Honours)

Bachelor honours degree

Surveying is a highly specialised professional discipline that involves measuring the surface of the Earth and its features.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Surveying (Honours)
  • Duration

    Duration

    4 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    800
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    102612A
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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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

Course outline
Surveying (Honours)

Outline

Outline

Surveyors use sophisticated technology and scientific principles to provide practical surveying solutions and services to numerous areas of government and industry.

This course draws upon elements from a diversity of disciplines, including computing, engineering, environmental science, geography, geology, physics, mathematics and management.

You'll study specialist areas such as cadastral surveying, engineering surveying, geodesy and photogrammetry; and related areas such as hydrographic surveying, land development, mine surveying, planning and remote sensing.

You’ll also become familiar with high-tech areas such as airborne and marine navigation, drone surveying, digital mapping, land and environmental management, laser scanning, satellite and space positioning and specialised alignment surveying.

What jobs can the Surveying (Honours) course lead to?

Careers

  • Engineering surveyor
  • Hydrographic surveyor
  • Licensed land surveyor
  • Mine surveyor

Industries

  • Construction
  • Mining and resources
  • Government
  • Real estate
  • Scientific and technical services

What you'll learn

  • Apply surveying principles, concepts and methods to 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 surveying
  • Access, evaluate and synthesise surveying, spatial and related information from multiple sources, communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of surveying
  • Analyse, describe and engage in Australian and international best practice standards in surveying methods and technologies through self-learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
  • Recognise and appreciate diverse indigenous knowledge perspectives, cultures, histories as well as apply professional and 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 Surveying (Honours)

Highly ranked global university

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

Industry recognition

Curtin graduates can apply for membership of the Geospatial Council of Australia and the WA Institute of Surveyors.

Unique expertise

Curtin offers the only comprehensive honours degree in surveying in Western Australia.

Professional recognition

Curtin offers the only comprehensive honours degree in surveying in Western Australia.

Graduates can apply for membership of the Geospatial Council of Australia and the WA Institute of Surveyors.

To become a licensed surveyor requires an additional two years' training. Graduates can apply to the Land Surveyors Licensing Board of Western Australia to enter a practical training agreement. Further licensing in hydrographic surveying and mine surveying is also available.

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.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: BH-SURVY
  • CRICOS code: 102612A
  • Last updated on: 24 April 2024

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