|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.|
|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|
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 surveying, engineering surveying, mine surveying, hydrographic surveying, geodesy, and photogrammetry, are included within this discipline. Related areas include remote sensing, land development and planning, and geographic information science.
The discipline utilises advanced technology which includes 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.
Interesting and challenging professional careers are available to surveying graduates throughout Australia and the world. Excellent opportunities exist with local, state and federal governments and industry sectors - including land development, construction, defence, tourism, mapping, resource development and mining or in private practice as a registered surveyor under the Licensed Surveyors Act (WA).
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 and the Doctor of Philosophy.
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.
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
Essential WACE courses
- Mathematics: Applications ATAR
Desirable WACE coursesMathematics: 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.
Gain entry to this course with a two year TAFE diploma or three-year advanced diploma.
You will need to complete a first aid course before graduating.
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.
*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 is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES). Students and graduates are eligible for membership to the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; graduates are eligible for licensing by the Land Surveyors Licensing Board of Western Australia.
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.
This course can help you become a:
- Land Surveyor
- Hydrographic Surveyor
- Mine Surveyor
- Engineering Surveyor
- 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.
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.