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Bachelors Degree Pass/Honours


Bachelor of Surveying
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
4 years full-time
Curtin Perth


Measure the Earth's surface and its features using sophisticated technology.

Top 1%

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)


Graduate ready to work in environments where research and discovery abound.

Broad career options

The only comprehensive surveying degree in Western Australia

Surveying is a highly-specialised professional discipline that involves measuring the surface of the Earth and its features.

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 degree in surveying in Western Australia. This course draws upon elements from a diversity of disciplines, including computing, engineering, environmental science, geography, geology, management, mathematics and physics.

You will 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, digital mapping, land and environmental management, laser scanning, satellite positioning and specialised alignment surveying.

See our handbook for more course information.

Why study

  • A range of industry sectors rely on qualified surveyors, including land development, construction, the military, tourism, mapping, resource development and mining.
  • Career opportunities occur across local, state and federal governments and industry.
  • Curtin delivers the only comprehensive degree in surveying in WA.
  • We provide you with hands-on, interactive approach to learning, and state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment.

How this course will make you industry ready

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

Student profile

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.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course are eligible for membership of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute and the WA Institute of Surveyors.

Graduates are also eligible for licensing by the Land Surveyors Licensing Board of Western Australia after a minimum of two years of additional training.

Career information


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


  • Construction
  • Local, state and federal government
  • Mining
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Real estate

Further study

What you'll learn

  • apply surveying concepts and methods to surveying applications
  • think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse surveying problems
  • access, evaluate and synthesise spatial and related information from multiple sources
  • communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of surveying
  • use and apply technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations when applied to surveying
  • demonstrate responsibility and self-learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
  • describe and apply Australian and international best practice standards in surveying methods and technologies
  • demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
  • work ethically and professionally, both within a team and independently

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

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

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.

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
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $955*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $17,700*
Total indicative course fee $148,900*
Indicative year 1 fee $35,900*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $830*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,600*
Total indicative course fee $154,600*
Indicative year 1 fee $37,200*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

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 does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • Curtin course code: B-SURV
  • CRICOS code: 003922M
  • Last updated on: August 31, 2020