Surveying & Mapping Courses:
2013 Surveyor-General's International Fellowship in Surveying & Spatial Information
Australasian Surveying and Mapping Education Directory
The Australasian Surveying and Mapping Education Directory is a web site dedicated to providing an index to all surveying, cartography, GIS and related courses throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The listings also include courses that support or have large components of surveying or mapping related units.
Cadetships to Diploma level in Surveying and Spatial Information have been introduced at TAFE Sydney Institute from 2nd Semester 2009. For more information about cadetships, look at the following links:
- A Career for the Future
- Information for Career Advisers
- Information for Employers
- Information for Australian Business
National Training Package qualifications currently available in New South Wales are:
- Certificate III in Spatial Information Services
- Diploma of Spatial Information Services (GIS)
- Diploma of Spatial Information Services (Surveying)
A new qualification currently under development is the Diploma of Spatial Information Services (Survey Drafting).
The Certificate III is an introductory course to the industry that is provided as a part time course for one year. The Diploma courses are 2 years full time or 4 years part time. Students applying for the Diploma are required to have completed their Higher School Certificate.
For more information on the courses contact:
- Newcastle campus (Hunter Institute)
- Ultimo campus (Sydney Institute)
- Wollongong campus (Illawarra Institute)
The University of Newcastle
Bachelor of Surveying
The Bachelor of Surveying is four-year degree program emphasising both urban engineering studies and cadastral surveying. The program recognises that graduates may be called on to act as survey practitioners, consultants, managers, teachers or researchers, and their careers may include several of these roles.
The first year of the degree is common with Civil Engineering and is similar to other Engineering specialisations, and includes mathematics, physics, engineering, surveying and computing. In later years, the program specialises into surveying with components such as geomechanics, survey law, GIS, remote sensing, hydrology, geodesy, computations , cadastral surveying, water engineering, GPS satellite positioning, photogrammetry, management, industrial surveying, town planning and land valuation.
The Bachelor of Surveying degree is recognised by the NSW Board of Surveying and Spatial Information as meeting requirements to be a candidate for registration as a Registered Surveyor in New South Wales. The degree is also recognised by the Institution of Surveyors Australia for admission as a member.
Bachelor of Surveying / Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Combined Degree
This five-year combined degree offers students the opportunity to graduate with two highly marketable degrees. Entry to this program requires a minimum UAI of 90.
The University has established numerous formal credit arrangements, particularly with TAFE. These arrangements can be found at the University's website at www.newcastle.edu.au/study/credit/
More information on Surveying at the University of Newcastle can be found at: http://www.eng.newcastle.edu.au/future/undergrad/surveying.html
The University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship Scheme (UNISS) offers an integrated scholarship program that combines degree studies with industry experience, providing financial support throughout the degree and more importantly an accelerated start to a professional career. UNISS is a five year program involving the development of academic and industry-based skills. Scholarships are available in a number of degree programs including Surveying. The total value of the scholarship benefit ranges from $47,650 to $80,000 over the five years. Applications close on September 30 in the year prior to commencing study.
For further information on the UNISS, see the University's website at www.uniss.newcastle.edu.au
The University offers a number of scholarships available only to commencing students in the Bachelor of Surveying and its combined degrees. These are:
- Institution of Surveyors NSW Central Western Group Undergraduate Scholarship
- Institution of Surveyors NSW Undergraduate Scholarship
- NSW Country Surveyors Undergraduate Scholarship
- Surveyor-General's Women in Surveying Scholarship
- Trimble Navigation - Ultimate Positioning Surveying Undergraduate Scholarship
These scholarships range from $1,000 to $4,000 per annum, for either one year or four years duration. There may be specific conditions related to each scholarship. Applications for all scholarships close on 31 March, in the first year of study.
In addition, there are numerous other scholarships which are available for all commencing students. For further information on these scholarships and the scholarships directly related to surveying see the University's website: www.newcastle.edu.au/study/ and click on Scholarships.
University of New South Wales
SCHOOL OF SURVEYING AND SPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Bachelor of Engineering in Surveying and Spatial Information Systems
This four-year degree program is aimed at preparing the graduate for a broad range of career opportunities. The degree program covers general scientific principles with special emphasis on surveying and computing, as well as other specialised Surveying and Spatial Information Systems applications. Theoretical studies are complemented by practical exercises in the field and in the laboratory.
The degree covers the entire range of courses that make up the discipline of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems including land surveying, computer software applications and graphics, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), GPS satellite positioning, cadastral and engineering surveying, mapping, geodesy, land management, land development, photogrammetry and remote sensing.
The degree is recognised by the NSW Board of Surveying and Spatial Information as meeting requirements to be a candidate for registration as a Registered Surveyor in New South Wales. The degree is also recognised by the Institution of Surveyors Australia, and the Institution of Engineers Australia for corporate member admission.
Bachelor of Engineering in Surveying and SIS/ Computer Science
This five-year combined degree is designed for students wishing to enter a career in Surveying and Spatial Information Systems specialising in surveying, GPS satellite positioning, spatial data handling for land and Geographical Information Systems, remote sensing, digital mapping and terrain analysis. Careers: computer system manufacturers; consulting companies; organisations with a major computing establishment; marketing of computer hardware and software for the spatial information industry.
Bachelor of Engineering in Surveying and SIS/ Bachelor of Arts
This five-year combined degree provides students with an extremely broad education in social and behavioural sciences, languages and humanities, as well as specialised studies in Surveying and Spatial Information Systems. Careers: natural resource manager; cultural heritage specialist; archaeologist; urban planner; geographer.
Bachelor of Engineering in Surveying and SIS/ Bachelor of Commerce
This new five-year combined degree will provide professional qualifications in Surveying, SIS and commerce. It is suited to students who have interests in business and technology, and who wish to work with and manage teams of professionals. Careers: resource manager; project manager; Greenfields development and management.
For more details check: http://www.gmat.unsw.edu.au/futurestudents/ug/ug.htm
The UNSW Co-op Program is a scholarship program setup by industry and the University to provide money and industry training for selected undergraduate students. Co-op Scholars receive a tax-free scholarship of $13,400 per annum and undertake two 10-week and two 24-week industry training placements during the course of their degree program. Students with a UAI of 95 may apply. Applications close around Sept 30.
The Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarships Program is designed to assist students living in rural or isolated areas to study at UNSW. Rural Scholars receive a tax-free scholarship of $8,500 per annum available for four years. Students with a UAI of 90 may apply. Applications close around Sept 30.
The Roads & Traffic Authority Scholarships have been established to encourage students to undertake studies in the School of Surveying and SIS and approved industrial training at the RTA. RTA Scholars receive a tax-free scholarship of $13,500 per annum available for four years and undertake three 10-week blocks of Industrial Training over the vacation period at the end of years 1, 2 and 3. Students with a UAI of 90 may apply. Applications close around Sept 30.
The Surveyor-General's Scholarship for Women in Surveying
The scholarship, worth $2000 for one year only, is available to a female student entering first year of the full-time degree program in Surveying and Spatial Information Systems at UNSW. Selection will be based on academic merit. Applications close 31 March.
Institution of Surveyors Scholarship
Applicants must be proposing to undertake full-time study in the Bachelor of Engineering - Surveying and Spatial Information Systems. The scholarship of $1,500 for 1 year is renewable subject to satisfactory progress. Each applicant will be assessed on the basis of academic merit, personal qualities and financial need. Applications close 31 March.
Further information from the School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems: www.gmat.unsw.edu.au
Note: The Faculty of Engineering and the University offer a number of other scholarships. For more details check the following link: http://www.eng.unsw.edu.au/prospect/ug/ugschol.htm