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MAJOR

Mine and Engineering Surveying Major (BSc Science)

MJRU-MESUR

TAUGHT BY: School of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

600

About offering

This information is relevant for students commencing study in 2020. If you plan to commence study in 2019, please view the current offering.

Mine and engineering surveying are specialist areas of modern day surveying. Mine surveyors measure underground and open-cut mines in detail, helping mining companies locate new mines safely. Engineering surveyors work on construction and infrastructure projects to ensure challenging building specifications are met.

Curtin offers the only comprehensive degree in mine and engineering surveying in Western Australia. In this course you will develop skills in marking out, measurement and maintenance of direction for all surface and underground workings on a mine site. You will also learn how to prepare and update mine surveying plans for open-pit and underground workings.

In your engineering surveying units, you will learn how to ensure civil engineering works are placed in their correct positions and orientations, with respect to all three dimensions.

The first two years of the course are taught at our main campus in Perth, while the third year is taught at the WA School of Mines in Kalgoorlie, with exposure to real-world environments and practices.

This major prepares you with the appropriate practical experience for operational management at the quarry manager level.

This course contains practical surveying exercises and work-relevant components similar to those conducted in mining and engineering surveying, including hands-on computing and practical exercises with industry standard software.

This is the only comprehensive degree program in mine and engineering surveying in Western Australia.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

How to apply

This major sits within the Bachelor of Science degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Science. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

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Mine and Engineering Surveying

What you'll learn

  • apply mining and engineering surveying concepts and methods to surveying applications
  • think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse mining and engineering surveying problems
  • access, evaluate and synthesise contemporary spatial and related information from multiple sources
  • communicate knowledge,skills and ideas in ways appropriate to the discipline of mining and engineering surveying
  • use appropriate technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations when applying to mining and engineering surveying
  • show appropriate independence and responsibility in identifying, and engaging in, opportunities for ongoing professional learning related to mine and engineering surveying
  • apply Australian and international best practice standards in mining and engineering surveying data
  • recognise the importance of cultural diversity and demonstrate cultural competence within a professional context
  • work ethically and professionally, both within a team and independently

Why study Mine and Engineering Surveying Major (BSc Science)

  • Hands-on, interactive approach.
  • Wide range of double degrees offered.
  • Modern equipment and labs.
  • You will have the opportunity to study at Curtin’s Western Australian School of Mines, a leader in mining and geosciences education in Australia.

Student profile

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Professional recognition

This course meets the education requirements of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety for certification as an underground or open-pit mine supervisor or as an open-cut mine manager. You may also meet the educational requirements for the quarry manager’s certificate of competency.

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

Career information

Careers

  • Engineering surveyor
  • Mining surveyor
  • Surveyor

Industries

  • Construction
  • Mining and resources
  • Mine Surveyor
  • Engineering Surveyor

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

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:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

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Next steps

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: MJRU-MESUR
  • This offering was last updated on: 06/08/2019