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Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Surveying)

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

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 32 units

Duration
  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

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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.

Professional accreditation

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.

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.

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

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.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 20
plus 1 x major 12
plus 6 x practice courses (0 units value) 0
Total 32
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 8917
Domestic full fee paying AUD 21100

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.

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 (2 semesters, 8 units of study).  Fees may vary as they are reviewed annually.

11/76
OP/Rank
This is the 2016 OP / Rank for this program.

Entry Requirements

  • Year 12 English (4 SA) and Mathematics B (4 SA)
  • Year 12 Physics (4 SA) is recommended

English Language Requirements

All students are required to satisfy the applicable 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.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
Springfield 927221

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1,2017 - applications close Monday 20 February 2017, with Semester 1 commencing on 27 February 2017.
  • Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Thursday 6 July 2017, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.

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.