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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.

This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.

Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Minimum ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Surveying (Honours)
  • Duration

    Duration

    4 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    800
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    102612A
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.

Curtin offers the only comprehensive honours degree in surveying in Western Australia. The course draws upon elements from a diversity of disciplines, including computing, engineering, environmental science, geography, geology, management, mathematics and physics.

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 positioning and specialised alignment surveying.

What jobs can the Surveying (Honours) lead to?

Careers

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

Industries

  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Government (local, state and federal)
  • 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

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute and the WA Institute of Surveyors.

Graduates can apply to the Land Surveyors Licensing Board of Western Australia to enter a practical training agreement to become a licensed surveyor (which requires two years of further training).

Further licensing in the fields of hydrographic surveying and mine surveying are available. Contact the course coordinator for details.

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

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Methods ATAR desirable.

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)

    STAT elements considered are W, E and Q.  STAT applicants will be required to meet entry prerequisites by completing enabling units. This study may extend the duration of their studies.

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

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

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.

Application Requirements

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)

    STAT elements considered are W, E and Q.  STAT applicants will be required to meet entry prerequisites by completing enabling units. This study may extend the duration of their studies.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Methods ATAR desirable.

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

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

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

Application Requirements

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

    TAFE equivalent may be considered on an individual basis.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT elements considered are W, E and Q.  STAT applicants will be required to meet entry prerequisites by completing enabling units. This study may extend the duration of their studies.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Methods ATAR desirable.

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

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

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

Application Requirements

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 met:

  • the admission criteria for minimum entry; and the prerequisites.

The Maths Applications prerequisite can be met with:

  • Maths Applications ATAR; or unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Applications ATAR.

Higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education course, you need to have met:

  • the admission criteria for minimum entry; and
  • Maths Applications ATAR or unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Applications ATAR.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Methods ATAR desirable.

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

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

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

Application Requirements

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Find your pathway to Curtin

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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

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  • Curtin course code: BH-SURVY
  • CRICOS code: 102612A
  • Last updated on: 1 March 2024

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