Bachelor of Surveying

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

The Department of Spatial Sciences offers a comprehensive program in surveying in Western Australia. Surveying is a science-based discipline and is concerned with measurement, representation and management of data concerning the earth's physical and man-made features. Specialist areas such as cadastral studies, geodesy, photogrammetry, surveying and land information systems are included. Related areas include remote sensing, land development and planning, mine surveying and hydrographic surveying. The discipline has moved into several high technology areas which include satellite positioning, laser scanning, airborne and marine navigation, digital mapping and remote sensing, specialised alignment surveying, analysis of structural deformations, and land and environmental management. Studying modern surveying calls upon elements from diverse areas such as computing, engineering, environmental science, geography, geology, management, mathematics and physics.


The course contains core units and streams. All degree students should seek employment in their field during the summer vacations. Three months' approved practical experience is required before a surveying degree will be awarded. This requirement must also be met prior to undertaking the Cadastral Option in the final semester.


  • Surveying

Standard entry requirements

Specifically one WACE Mathematics subject OR at least Mathematics Applications ATAR. Mathematics Methods ATAR desirable. STAT elements considered are E and Q. STAT applicants will be required to meet entry prerequisites by completing enabling units. This study may extend the duration of the course.


Graduates may become eligible for full membership to and certification by the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), as well as membership to and accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Bachelor of Surveying course is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES).

Study pathways

The Department of Spatial Sciences offers the only comprehensive degree program in surveying in Western Australia. The fourth year of the course incorporates an honours program which can lead directly into the Master of Science (Surveying and Mapping) and the Doctor of Philosophy.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus International: $140,800
  • ATAR: 67
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

Attendance at field excursions and survey camps is compulsory. Curtin Course Code: B-SURV

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