Mine and Engineering Surveying
|Guaranteed ATAR||70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.|
|Location||Bentley or Kalgoorlie This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Duration||3 years full time|
Mine and engineering surveying are specialist areas of modern day surveying. Mine surveyors measure underground and open-cut mines in detail, helping mining companies locate new mines safely. Engineering surveyors work on construction and infrastructure projects to ensure challenging building specifications are met.
Curtin offers the only comprehensive degree in mine and engineering surveying in Western Australia. In this course you will develop skills in marking out, measurement and maintenance of direction for all surface and underground workings on a mine site. You will also learn how to prepare and update mine surveying plans for open-pit and underground workings.
In your engineering surveying units, you will learn how to ensure civil engineering works are placed in their correct positions and orientations, with respect to all three dimensions.
The first two years of the course are taught at our main campus in Perth, while the third year is taught at the WA School of Mines in Kalgoorlie, with exposure to real-world environments and practices.
This major prepares you with the appropriate practical experience for operational management at the quarry manager level.
This is the only comprehensive degree program in mine and engineering surveying in Western Australia. An additional year for honours program is available, which can lead directly into the Master of Philosophy and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.
ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period
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Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
- Mathematics: Applications ATAR, or equivalent.
Desirable WACE coursesMathematics: Methods ATAR, or equivalent.
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
Those without a mathematics subject may still be considered but will be required to complete additional bridging units.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
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 do 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
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
This course meets the education requirements of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety for certification as an underground or open-pit mine supervisor or as an open-cut mine manager. The course is also recognised by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. You may also meet the educational requirements for the quarry manager’s certificate of competency.
Graduates of this course are eligible for membership of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.
Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. Try our RPL search to find out what credit you might be eligible for.
This course can help you become a:
- Surveying Technician
- Survey Assistant
- Photogrammetry professional
- Geographic information systems professional
- Remote sensing professional
- Project manager
- Financial advisor
- Surveying Technician
- Survey Assistant
- Hands-on, interactive approach.
- Wide range of double degrees offered.
- Modern equipment and labs.
- You will have the opportunity to study at Curtin’s Western Australian School of Mines, a leader in mining and geosciences education in Australia.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
- More about studying at Curtin
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- Our admission appeals and grievance process
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