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Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Surveying)

Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) Major Surveying (BSPH)

Start

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Flexibility

  • On-campus
  • Distance

Campus

  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Duration

  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

Units

  • 32 units

Approximate annual fees

  • Commonwealth supported
    AUD 8917
  • Domestic full fee paying
    AUD 21100

Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) Major Surveying (BSPH) - CRICOS: 079520A

Start

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Flexibility

  • On-campus
  • Distance

Campus

  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Duration

  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

Units

  • 32 units

Approximate annual fees

  • Distance/Online
    AUD 21900
  • On-campus
    AUD 25300

Explore Surveying

Are you interested in the impact or flooding, construction, mining or land use? Are you interested in a career in the outdoors working on land development, construction or mining projects? Explore the world of surveying with USQ’s Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Surveying). Your studies will equip you with knowledge and skills in geographical information systems, mining, construction, cadastral and geodetic surveying, and land and sustainability studies. In addition, you can choose a research project in your fourth year to investigate specialist surveying topics.

Study surveying online or on-campus

Studying surveying at USQ will mean you will receive an exceptional education from Australia’s largest surveying education provider. You can choose to study online or enjoy the USQ on-campus experience.

Surveyors are in high demand within Australia. When you graduate, you will be equipped for a career as a professional surveyor in areas such as land development, mining and civil construction.

When you graduate, you will eligible to apply for membership with the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute Australia.

USQ's Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Surveying) is fully accredited by the Surveyors Board of Queensland and is recognised in every Australian state and in New Zealand through reciprocal arrangements. The degree, together with relevant industry experience, enables registration and/or licensing as a cadastral surveyor with the Boards of Surveyors in Australia and New Zealand.

Other majors for the Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) are: Geographic Information Systems and Urban and Regional Planning.

Entry requirements
  • Subject pre-requisites: Year 12 English (4 SA) and Mathematics B (4 SA)
  • Recommended study: Year 12 Physics (4 SA)

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

OP/Rank

The 2015 OP/Rank for this program is: 11/77

How to apply

QTAC codes:

  • Springfield: 927221
  • Toowoomba: 907222
  • Distance: 907225

Domestic students (Australian and New Zealand) apply to QTAC or can apply directly to USQ depending on your circumstance.

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ

  • Semester 1, 2016 - applications close Monday 22 February 
  • Semester 2, 2016 - applications close Thursday 7 July 
  • Semester 3, 2016 - applications close Monday 7 November.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience
You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.
Alternate pathways to university study
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven’t been able to study previously or don’t meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study in this program are:
Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Disclaimer

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2016 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. The rate is calculated on the basis of a full time year of study (8 units of study). Fees may vary as they are reviewed annually.


Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Please note: the courses listed below are a sample only and current students should consult the USQ Handbook for their recommended enrolment patterns.
 
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 20
plus major courses  12
plus 6 x practice courses (0 units value) 0
Total     32
Course codeCourse name
Year 1 Courses:
ENG1002Introduction to Engineering and Spatial Science Applications
ENG1101Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving
GIS1401Geographic Data Presentation
GIS1402Geographic Information Systems
ENM1600Engineering Mathematics
SVY1102Surveying A
SVY1104Survey Computations A 
SVY1110Introduction to Global Positioning System 
Year 2 Courses: 
CIV2701Road Design and Location 
ENG2002Technology, Sustainability and Society
ENG2102Engineering Problem Solving and Analysis 
SVY2106Geodetic Surveying A 
SVY2301Automated Surveying Systems 
SVY2302Mine Surveying 
SVY2303Construction Surveying 
SVY3304Cadastral Surveying
Year 3 Courses: 
CSC1401Foundation Programming
ENV2201Land Studies 
ENG4110Engineering Research Methodology 
SVY2105Survey Computations B 
SVY3107Geodetic Surveying B 
SVY3202Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 
URP1001Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning 
URP3201Sustainable Urban Design and Development
Year 4 Courses:  
ENG4111Research Project Part 1 
ENG4112Research Project Part 2 
SVY3200Land Administration
SVY4304Land and Cadastral Law 
SVY4309Practice Management for Spatial Scientists 
 plus three electives - see Electives
Practice Courses: 
ENG3902Professional Practice 1 
ENG4903Professional Practice 2 
SVY1901Surveying and Spatial Science Practice 1 
SVY2902Surveying and Spatial Science Practice 2 
SVY2903Surveying and Spatial Science Practice 3 
SVY3904Surveying and Spatial Science Practice 4 
Electives:  
ACC1101Accounting for Decision-Making
CIV1501Engineering Statics
CIV2605Construction Engineering 
CIV2702Municipal Services 
CIV3703Transport Engineering 
ENV2103Hydraulics I 
ENM2600Advanced Engineering Mathematics
ENV4204Environmental Technology 
GIS3407GIS Programming and Visualisation 
GIS3405Spatial Analysis and Modelling 
GIS3406Remote Sensing and Image Processing 
GIS4407Web Based Geographic Information System 
LAW2107Environmental Law 
MGT1000Organisational Behaviour 
REN3302Sustainable Resource Use 
URP2001Planning Structures and Statutory Planning
URP2002Local Government Planning Practice and Technology
URP4002Urban and Regional Planning Theory
International entry requirements

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Pre-requisites

Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.

  • A-level Mathematics and A-level physics are recommended
International how to apply

CRICOS code: 079520A

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1 - 29 February 2016
  • Semester 2 - 11 July 2016
  • Semester 3 - 14 November 2016
International credit for previous study or work experience
If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.
International alternate pathways to university study
Pathway programs are also available if you don’t meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study in this program:
  • Distance/Online : AUD 21900
  • On-campus : AUD 25300
Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Disclaimer

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2016 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. The rate is calculated on the basis of a full time year of study (8 units of study). Fees may vary as they are reviewed annually.


Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Please note: the courses listed below are a sample only and current students should consult the USQ Handbook for their recommended enrolment patterns.
 
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 20
plus major courses  12
plus 6 x practice courses (0 units value) 0
Total     32
Course codeCourse name
Year 1 Courses:
ENG1002Introduction to Engineering and Spatial Science Applications
ENG1101Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving
GIS1401Geographic Data Presentation
GIS1402Geographic Information Systems
ENM1600Engineering Mathematics
SVY1102Surveying A
SVY1104Survey Computations A 
SVY1110Introduction to Global Positioning System 
Year 2 Courses: 
CIV2701Road Design and Location 
ENG2002Technology, Sustainability and Society
ENG2102Engineering Problem Solving and Analysis 
SVY2106Geodetic Surveying A 
SVY2301Automated Surveying Systems 
SVY2302Mine Surveying 
SVY2303Construction Surveying 
SVY3304Cadastral Surveying
Year 3 Courses: 
CSC1401Foundation Programming
ENV2201Land Studies 
ENG4110Engineering Research Methodology 
SVY2105Survey Computations B 
SVY3107Geodetic Surveying B 
SVY3202Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 
URP1001Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning 
URP3201Sustainable Urban Design and Development
Year 4 Courses:  
ENG4111Research Project Part 1 
ENG4112Research Project Part 2 
SVY3200Land Administration
SVY4304Land and Cadastral Law 
SVY4309Practice Management for Spatial Scientists 
 plus three electives - see Electives
Practice Courses: 
ENG3902Professional Practice 1 
ENG4903Professional Practice 2 
SVY1901Surveying and Spatial Science Practice 1 
SVY2902Surveying and Spatial Science Practice 2 
SVY2903Surveying and Spatial Science Practice 3 
SVY3904Surveying and Spatial Science Practice 4 
Electives:  
ACC1101Accounting for Decision-Making
CIV1501Engineering Statics
CIV2605Construction Engineering 
CIV2702Municipal Services 
CIV3703Transport Engineering 
ENV2103Hydraulics I 
ENM2600Advanced Engineering Mathematics
ENV4204Environmental Technology 
GIS3407GIS Programming and Visualisation 
GIS3405Spatial Analysis and Modelling 
GIS3406Remote Sensing and Image Processing 
GIS4407Web Based Geographic Information System 
LAW2107Environmental Law 
MGT1000Organisational Behaviour 
REN3302Sustainable Resource Use 
URP2001Planning Structures and Statutory Planning
URP2002Local Government Planning Practice and Technology
URP4002Urban and Regional Planning Theory