City East

1 year(s) full-time

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Full-time or part-time


To develop students who possess the theoretical background, professional ethics and practical skills necessary to undertake professional land surveying measurements and analysis.

Content & Structure

This program is an exit point only for students in the Master of Surveying and is available at the successful completion of first year with the award of Graduate Diploma in Surveying

What courses you'll study

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
First Semester (Study Period 2)
Cadastral Surveying GEOE 5007 4.5
Geodetic Surveying GEOE 5010 4.5
Remote Sensing: Photogrammetry (KGG544). University of Tasmania) 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Survey Computations B (SVY2105. University of Southern Queensland) 4.5 Rule(s): 2
Second Semester (Study Period 5)
Cadastral Surveying Experience GEOE 5017 4.5
Cadastral Concepts and Land Administration GEOE 5011 4.5
Contemporary Surveying Practices GEOE 5004 4.5
Surveying Specialisations GEOE 5006 4.5

Professional accreditation and recognition

This program meets the Surveyors Board of South Australia requirements to proceed through a Registered Training Agreement to be become a Licensed Surveyor. The program is designed for professional scientists for careers in areas such as land boundary (cadastral) and engineering surveying. Graduates will develop knowledge, ethics and practical skills in land surveying measurements and analysis. The program incorporates integrating learning into industry experience, and opportunities for fieldwork and study camps on cadastral surveying, GPS surveying, geodetic science, and precision positioning.

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