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Surveying

Bachelor of Surveying - BSurv(Curtin) - B-SURV

Science and Engineering

Know the Earth

Surveying is a specialist discipline within engineering (sometimes called geomatic engineering or geomatics) which relies upon the application of high technology and scientific principles to measure, analyse and manage data about the Earth's physical shape and engineering structures on it to provide practical solutions to many areas of industry, especially the resource sector in Western Australia.

Surveyors are experts in land measurement and management and have played a crucial role in major land development and civil engineering products in Australia since settlement. Modern surveying includes satellite positioning (GPS), laser scanning, airborne and marine navigation, digital mapping, satellite and airborne remote sensing, specialised alignment surveying and land management.

Curtin offers the only surveying degree in Western Australia. In this course you will explore elements from the areas of applied mathematics, physics, computing, engineering, science, law and management. You will cover specialist areas such as cadastral studies, geodesy, photogrammetry, surveying and land information systems. As an integral part of this course, you will have access to some of the latest instrumentation and computer software. You will go on field excursions and survey camps to expand your knowledge base and undertake at least three months practical experience to ensure you receive extensive hands-on training and are job-ready upon graduation.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Land Surveyor
  • Hydrographic Surveyor
  • Mine Surveyor
  • Engineering Surveyor

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Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Spatial Sciences Institute.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

How this course will make you industry ready

Throughout your studies, you’ll use state-of-the-art software and equipment regularly found in industry. In your final year, you’ll complete a project relevant to, and possibly in cooperation with, industry and government.

Units

Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

Credits needed to graduate: 800

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
Calculus and Linear Algebra 4.0 25.0
Foundations of Physics A 5.0 12.5
Mathematical Modelling 4.0 25.0
Plane and Construction Surveying 5.0 25.0
Pre and Introductory Calculus 4.0 25.0
Science Communications 2.0 12.5
Survey Computations 5.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
Calculus and Linear Algebra for Spatial Science 5.0 25.0
Geographic Information Systems 4.0 25.0
Mathematics 1 5.0 25.0
Spatial Computations 4.0 25.0
Spatial Mapping 3.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 1
Applied Cartography 4.0 25.0
Calculus 4.0 25.0
Cartographic Statistics 4.0 25.0
Engineering Surveying 5.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 2
Coordinate and Mapping Systems 4.0 25.0
Integrated Surveying 5.0 25.0
Photogrammetry 5.0 25.0
Spatial Data Processing 3.0 12.5
Vector Calculus 3.0 12.5
Year 3 Semester 1
Land Planning 4.0 25.0
Measurement and Adjustment Analysis 5.0 25.0
Remote Sensing 4.0 25.0
Satellite and Space Geodesy 5.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 2
Advanced Photogrammetry 5.0 25.0
Global Positioning Systems Surveying 5.0 25.0
Mine Surveying 5.0 25.0
Survey Law Ethics Practice 4.0 25.0

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and Quantitative
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

Indicative TER (ATAR)

This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

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.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

  • At least Mathematics 2C/2D
  • At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

Desirable WACE courses:

Mathematics 3C/3D

Those applying on the basis of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) will be required to meet prerequisites by completing enabling units. This may extend the course duration.

TAFE requirements:

Gain entry to this course with a two year TAFE diploma or three-year advanced diploma.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

Mixed on- and off-campus or on-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Other notes:

You will need to complete a first aid course before graduating.

 

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2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Mathematics (including Calculus). Alternative mathematics units are available for applicants who have not completed Calculus.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees for 2014:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Other notes:

You will need to complete a first aid course before graduating.

2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Mathematics (including calculus). Alternative mathematics units are available for applicants who have not completed calculus.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees for 2015:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Other notes:

You will need to complete a first aid course before graduating.

CRICOS: 003922M
This page was last updated on 25 August 2014

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