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Bachelor Honours Degree


Bachelor of Surveying (Honours)
4 years full-time
Curtin Perth


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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 honours 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, drone surveying, digital mapping, land and environmental management, laser scanning, satellite positioning and specialised alignment surveying.

This course allows you to focus on mine surveying in your third year and graduate instead with a Bachelor of Surveying Technology (Mine Surveying).

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Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute and the WA Institute of Surveyors. Graduates are 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
  • Mining
  • Government (local, state and federal)
  • Real estate
  • Scientific and technical services

What you'll learn

  • Apply surveying principles, concepts and methods to surveying tasks and applications
  • Think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse surveying problems by recognising and applying technologies to their advantages and limitations when applied to surveying
  • Access, evaluate and synthesise surveying, spatial and related information from multiple sources, communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of surveying
  • Analyse, describe and engage in Australian and international best practice standards in surveying methods and technologies through self-learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
  • Recognise and appreciate diverse indigenous knowledge perspectives, cultures, histories as well as apply professional and surveying discipline specific tasks and contexts in relation to indigenous peoples, and cultural capabilities
  • 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.

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

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Fees & charges

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  • Curtin course code: BH-SURVY
  • CRICOS code: 102612A
  • Last updated on: November 25, 2020