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Mine surveying

Mine Surveying

Undergraduate Major


Mine Surveying Major


Mine surveying is a specialist area of surveying and engineering surveying.

Mining students inside a mine

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Mine surveying is a specialist area of surveying and engineering 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.

This course will expose you to real-world environments and practices where you'll develop skills in marking out, measuring and maintaining direction for mine site surface and underground workings.

You'll 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 in their correct positions and orientations.

You'll complete the first two years in the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) course in Perth, and then transfer to the Bachelor of Surveying Technology (Mine Surveying). You'll complete your final year at the WA School of Mines, at Curtin's Kalgoorlie campus.

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Professional recognition

Graduates meet the education requirements of the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety for certification as an underground or open-pit mine surveyor. Further licensing is available (contact the course coordinator for details).

Career information


  • Engineering surveyor
  • Mining surveyor
  • Surveyor


  • Construction
  • Mining and resources

What you'll learn

  • Apply surveying principles, concepts and methods to mine and engineering 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 mine surveying
  • Access, evaluate and generate surveying, spatial and related information from multiple sources, communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of mine surveying
  • Analyse, describe and engage in Australian and international best practice standards in mine surveying methods and technologies through self-learning skills
  • Recognise and appreciate diverse indigenous knowledge perspectives, cultures, histories as well as apply professional and mine surveying discipline specific tasks and contexts in relation to indigenous peoples, and cultural capabilities
  • Work ethically and professionally, both within a team and independently

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:

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Fees & charges

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

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-MSURV
  • Last updated on: June 28, 2022