Curtin University

Bachelor of Surveying (Honours)

Curtin University

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

Bachelor Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in a discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications. The honours component prepares students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional work, research and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.Curtin University offers the only comprehensive surveying degree in Western Australia. Surveying is a highly specialised discipline within Engineering and Science (sometimes called Geomatics Engineering or Geomatics) and is a long-established profession, having played a crucial role in the development of Australia since settlement. Furthermore, the evolution of Australian infrastructure will depend upon the skills that surveyors and spatial scientists provide. Surveyors use advanced technology and scientific principles to provide practical solutions and services to many areas of industry, such as land development, construction, mining and mapping. Surveying will give you the opportunity to work as a Land Surveyor, Cadastral Surveyor, Engineering Surveyor, Mine Surveyor and offers further career opportunities. It includes modern techniques with total stations, levels, satellite positioning (GPS/GNSS), laser scanning, photogrammetry (drone surveying), airborne and marine navigation, digital mapping, satellite and airborne remote sensing, specialised alignment mine and engineering surveying, and geographic information systems (GIS). The research focus of an Honours degree provides a pathway for career advancement. Students are required to complete at least three months' employment in their field during the course of their degree . Additionally, students must hold an approved first aid certificate before graduating.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • Students are admitted into the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours). This course is a four year Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) course. Students completing the four year degree will receive Honours. An alternate exit pathway exists for students seeking a three year degree through the Bachelor of Surveying Technology (Mine Surveying) major. This pathway requires students to complete 200 credit points of Mine Surveying units at the Kalgoorlie campus enabling the requirements for certification by the Mines Survey Board of the WA Government Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. The 3rd year of the Bachelor of Surveying Technology (Mine Surveying) curriculum is delivered in Kalgoorlie only.

Standard entry requirements


Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth International: $153,812 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years

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