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Undergraduate

Surveying

Bachelor of Surveying - BSurv(Curtin) - B-SURV Science and Engineering
Indicative ATAR 70 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.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode Mixed on- and off-campus or on-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 4 years full-time

Course overview

 Surveying is a highly specialised, science-based discipline, which is concerned with the measurement, representation and management of data concerning the Earth’s physical and man-made features. Specialist areas such as cadastral studies, geodesy, photogrammetry, surveying and land information systems are included within this discipline. Related areas include remote sensing, land development and planning, mine surveying and hydrographic surveying.

This discipline has also moved into several high technology areas which include satellite positioning, laser scanning, airborne and marine navigation, digital mapping and remote sensing, specialised alignment surveying, analysis of structural deformations, and land and environmental management. Studying modern surveying calls upon elements from computing, engineering, environmental science, geography, geology, management, mathematics and physics.

This is the only comprehensive degree program in surveying in Western Australia. The fourth year of the course incorporates an honours program, which can lead directly into the Master of Philosophy (Surveying and Mapping) and the Doctor of Philosophy. 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) 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.

70

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.

Written English and Quantitative

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

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

  • At least Mathematics: Applications ATAR

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics: Methods ATAR

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.

Notes

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

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Commonwealth supported 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.
$8,800*

Fees are indicative first year only.

*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.

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).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

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

Why Surveying?

  • Hands-on, interactive approach.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and labs.
  • Opportunities exist with local, state and federal governments and in private practice.
  • Industry sectors that rely on qualified surveyors include land development, construction, the military, tourism, mapping, resource development and mining.

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.