Skip to main content

Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying)

Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology Major Surveying (BSST)
  • CRICOS: 053512D

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 24 units

  • 3 year/s or part-time equivalent

  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

Start your career in surveying

If a desk job is not the thing for you, then the physical, outdoors nature of surveying is probably a better fit. You’ll be equipped with up to date knowledge of new technologies, including satellite based Global Positioning Systems and Geographic Information and have the practical skills to work in a range of surveying projects including land development and mining.

Your studies will include Queensland or New South Wales cadastral surveying or both if you like.

Make an impact on one of the most rapidly developing industries with USQ’s Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying), Australia’s number one surveying degree in distance education.

The Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology is the perfect base for a new career or starting point for further study down the track.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology program is accredited by the Surveyors Board of Queensland, and is recognised throughout Australia and New Zealand. After some experience working in the field, you will become eligible for registration as a graduate surveyor with the Queensland Surveyors Board and registration or licensing as a professional mining surveyor with the Surveyors Boards of Queensland and New South Wales. You will also become eligible for membership with the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Australia.

When you graduate from your Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology, you will have the opportunity to work as a Surveying Technologist, Mine Surveyor, and Supervising Engineering Surveyor and, with a bit of experience under your belt, as a Manager of Survey Operations in the Commonwealth, State and Local Government and with a plethora of large construction organisations.

Other major available for the Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology is Geographic Information Systems.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will 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
1 x major 24
plus 4 x practice courses (0 units value) 0
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 29440
On-campus AUD 33600

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 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4 SA) or equivalent, and Mathematics A (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.

English Language Requirements

You 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.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

How to apply

CRICOS: 053512D

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.