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Mine and Engineering Surveying

Mine and Engineering Surveying

Undergraduate Major

MJRU-MESUR

Major
Mine and Engineering Surveying Major (BSc Science)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Credit
600

Outline

Learn to measure underground and open cut mines and ensure civil engineering works meet building specs.

Top 1%

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

Cutting-edge

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

Broad career options

Curtin offers the only comprehensive degree in mine and engineering surveying in Western Australia.

Mine and engineering surveying are specialist areas of 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, measuring and maintaining direction for all surface and underground workings on a mine site. You’ll also learn how to prepare and update mine surveying plans for open-pit and underground workings. In your engineering surveying units, you’ll learn how to ensure civil engineering works are placed in their correct positions and orientations.

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

You will study the first two years of your course in Perth and your third year in Kalgoorlie, which will expose you to real-world environments and practices.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Science (Science) degree.

See our handbook for more course information.

Why study

  • Curtin offers a hands-on, interactive approach to learning.
  • You have the option of a range of double degrees with this major.
  • We provide modern equipment and laboratories for student learning.
  • You'll have the opportunity to study at our Western Australian School of Mines, a leader in mining and geosciences education in Australia.

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 meet the education requirements of the Western Australian 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 a Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency.

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

Career information

Careers

  • Engineering surveyor
  • Mining surveyor
  • Surveyor

Industries

  • Construction
  • Mining and resources

Further study

  • Mine Surveyor
  • Engineering Surveyor

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

Admission criteria

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)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.0

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

I recently attended high school

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the achievement of the required ATAR within the last two years. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics: Applications ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics: Methods ATAR, or equivalent.

  • STAT entry : Not accepted.

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

Other admission options

Lowest selection rank to which a recent Year 12 student offer was made (including the consideration of any equity or other adjustment factors)

View the lowest selection rank (incorporating ATAR plus any adjustments) of an applicant to which an offer of a place was made in the most relevant recent intake period, this includes any ATAR adjustments.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin webpage.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most relevant recent intake period.

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics: Applications ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics: Methods ATAR, or equivalent.

  • STAT entry : Not accepted.

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

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70 OR
  • TAFE:
    • AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of Higher English language proficiency is required; or
    • AQF Diploma; or
    • AQF Advanced Diploma

    AND

    • satisfied the prerequisite.

    The Maths Applications prerequisite can be met with:

    • Maths Applications ATAR; or
    • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics; or
    • MATH1005 Pre-Calculus.
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics: Applications ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics: Methods ATAR, or equivalent.

  • STAT entry : Not accepted.

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

I’ve gone to university before

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Not all Curtin courses accept course switchers from other institutions.

  • Curtin offers a variety of bridging courses to help you meet the admission criteria for this course. Find out more about our bridging courses.
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics: Applications ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics: Methods ATAR, or equivalent.

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

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have met:

  • the admission criteria for minimum entry; and
  • the prerequisites.

The Maths Applications prerequisite can be met with:

  • Maths Applications ATAR; or
  • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics; or
  • MATH1005 Pre-Calculus.

Higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education course, you need to have met:

  • the admission criteria for minimum entry; and
  • Maths Applications ATAR or unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Applications ATAR

Application information

If applying for this major through Curtin, rather than through TISC, you will apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science).

 

 

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, 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

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Science) degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-MESUR
  • Last updated on: August 3, 2021