Surveying

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425500
GE
92
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
Sem 2 entry: 
Yes
Hannah Pearce

We went onto the roof of the Computer Science building one time to do a practical and having class outdoors, ten storeys up with an epic view, was great. Now I can't wait for Survey Camp.

Hannah Pearce

What's it all about?

■  Surveying supports all construction activity and infrastructure engineering in urban and rural environments, as well as mapping and monitoring the natural environment. The services of professional surveyors include; defining land boundaries, engineering and mining surveying, offshore surveys, digital mapping, precise positioning and property development. Registered surveyors are the only professionals who can redefine land boundaries.

What does it include?

■  Surveying is a perfect combination of indoors and outdoors. You will learn how to use a range of hi-tech tools such as GPSs, laser scanners, mapping drones and surveying robots to create high definition 3D models of the built and natural environment. You will also learn how to apply maths and powerful software to deliver products for a range of applications. To get you work ready, you'll apply these skills through 60-days of approved industry training.

Where will you work?

■  Surveying is a global profession facing a major skills shortage with excellent opportunities in industries that underpin land markets, urban and rural development, and engineering construction. The four-year BE (Surveying) program is required for registration as a surveyor. Later you may design and manage major new land developments, ensure complex infrastructure is built to specifications, optimise mining operations and more.

Dual degrees

■  Dual degrees are a great way of graduating with a wider breadth of knowledge, better preparing you for your future career. For more information, visit our dual degrees page to find one that suits your interests.

Program outlines

■  Sample program outlines are given in the tables below. If you would like to see a downloadable version of these outlines, please visit our student resources page.

Sample Program Outlines*

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
Read more Engineering Elective CVEN1300 is a recommended elective for this program
GMAT1110 Surveying and Geospatial Engineering Required Elective The course combines lectures, workshops and outdoor practical exercises using modern electronic surveying equipment. Topics include levelling, orientation, distance measurement which combine into coordinate reference systems.
Read more Engineering Elective Refer to URL for more information

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
GMAT2700 Foundations of Geodesy & Geospatial Reference Frames Prerequisites for this course is GMAT1110
GMAT2500 Surveying Computations A Prerequisites for this course is GMAT1110
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites for this course are MATH1231 or MATH1241.
CVEN2501 Principles of Water Engineering

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN2002 Engineering Computations Prerequisites for this course are MATH1231 or MATH1241.
GMAT2550 Surveying Computations B Prerequisites for this course is GMAT1110 & MATH1231
GMAT2120 Surveying and Geospatial Technology Prerequisites for this course is GMAT1110
Read more General Education You can not select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN2401 Sustainable Transport & Highway Engineering This course relates to development of technical skills required to prepare geometric design of highways.
CVEN3202 Soil Mechanics An introductory course to fundamentals of soil mechanics.
CVEN3501 Water Resources Engineering
GMAT3220 Geospatial Information Systems Prerequisite for this course is GMAT1110
GMAT3420 Cadastral Surveying & Land Law Prerequisite for this course is GMAT2500

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
GMAT3100 Surveying Applications & Design Prerequisites for this course are GMAT2120 & GMAT2550
GMAT3150 Surveying Field Projects Prerequisites for this course are GMAT2500 & GMAT2550
GMAT3500 Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry
GMAT3700 Geodetic Positioning & Applications Prerequisites for this course are GMAT2700 & GMAT2550

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4040 Research Thesis A Prerequisites for this course are 132 UOC and WAM of 70
CVEN4050 Thesis A Prerequisite for this course is 132 UOC completed.
GMAT4150 Field Projects 2 Prerequisite for this course is GMAT3150
CVEN3101 Engineering Operations and Control
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4041 Research Thesis B Prerequisites for this course are CVEN4040
CVEN4051 Thesis B Prerequisites for this course are CVEN4050
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.
Read more General Education You can not select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
GMAT1110 Surveying and Geospatial Engineering Required Elective The course combines lectures, workshops and outdoor practical exercises using modern electronic surveying equipment. Topics include levelling, orientation, distance measurement which combine into coordinate reference systems.
Read more Engineering Elective CVEN1300 is a recommended elective for this program
Read more Engineering Elective Refer to URL for more information

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
GMAT2700 Foundations of Geodesy & Geospatial Reference Frames Prerequisites for this course is GMAT1110
GMAT2500 Surveying Computations A Prerequisites for this course is GMAT1110
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites for this course are MATH1231 or MATH1241.
CVEN2501 Principles of Water Engineering An Introduction to the concepts within water engineering. Assumed knowledge: CVEN1300 or equivalent.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN2002 Engineering Computations Prerequisites for this course are MATH1231 or MATH1241.
GMAT2120 Surveying and Geospatial Technology Prerequisites for this course is GMAT1110
GMAT2550 Surveying Computations B Prerequisites for this course is GMAT1110
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Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN3501 Water Resources Engineering
CVEN2401 Sustainable Transport & Highway Engineering This course relates to development of technical skills required to prepare geometric design of highways.
CVEN3202 Soil Mechanics An introductory course to fundamentals of soil mechanics.
GMAT3220 Geospatial Information Systems Prerequisite for this course is GMAT1110
GMAT3420 Cadastral Surveying & Land Law Prerequisite for this course is GMAT2500

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
GMAT3150 Surveying Field Projects Prerequisites for this course are GMAT2500 & GMAT2550
GMAT3700 Geodetic Positioning & Applications Prerequisites for this course are GMAT2700 & GMAT2550
GMAT3500 Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry
GMAT3100 Surveying Applications & Design Prerequisites for this course are GMAT2120 & GMAT2550

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4040 Research Thesis A Prerequisites for this course are 132 UOC and WAM of 70
CVEN4050 Thesis A Prerequisite for this course is 132 UOC completed.
CVEN3101 Engineering Operations and Control Prerequisite for this course is 132 UOC completed.
GMAT4150 Field Projects 2 Prerequisite for this course is GMAT3150
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4041 Research Thesis B Prerequisites for this course are CVEN4040
CVEN4051 Thesis B Prerequisites for this course are CVEN4050
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Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
GMAT1110 Surveying and Geospatial Engineering Required Elective The course combines lectures, workshops and outdoor practical exercises using modern electronic surveying equipment. Topics include levelling, orientation, distance measurement which combine into coordinate reference systems.
Read more Engineering Elective CVEN1300 is a recommended elective for this program
Read more Engineering Elective Refer to URL for more information

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
GMAT2700 Foundations of Geodesy & Geospatial Reference Frames Prerequisites for this course is GMAT1110
GMAT2500 Surveying Computations A Prerequisites for this course is GMAT1110
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites for this course are MATH1231 or MATH1241.
CVEN2501 Principles of Water Engineering

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN2002 Engineering Computations Prerequisites for this course are MATH1231 or MATH1241.
GMAT2120 Surveying and Geospatial Technology Prerequisites for this course is GMAT1110
GMAT2550 Surveying Computations B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1231 or MATH1241.
Read more Science Course

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN3501 Water Resources Engineering
CVEN2401 Sustainable Transport & Highway Engineering This course relates to development of technical skills required to prepare geometric design of highways.
CVEN3202 Soil Mechanics An introductory course to fundamentals of soil mechanics.
GMAT3220 Geospatial Information Systems Prerequisite for this course is GMAT1110
GMAT3420 Cadastral Surveying & Land Law Prerequisite for this course is GMAT2500

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
GMAT3150 Surveying Field Projects Prerequisites for this course are GMAT2500 & GMAT2550
GMAT3700 Geodetic Positioning & Applications Prerequisites for this course are GMAT2700 & GMAT2550
GMAT3500 Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry
GMAT3100 Surveying Applications & Design Prerequisites for this course are GMAT2120 & GMAT2550

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4040 Research Thesis A Prerequisites for this course are 132 UOC and WAM of 70
CVEN4050 Thesis A Prerequisite for this course is 132 UOC completed.
CVEN3101 Engineering Operations and Control
GMAT4150 Field Projects 2 Prerequisite for this course is GMAT3150
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4041 Research Thesis B Prerequisites for this course are CVEN4040
CVEN4051 Thesis B Prerequisites for this course are CVEN4050
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Semester 2

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Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
Read more First Year Elective MATS1101 is recommended for this program
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN1300 Engineering Mechanics for Civil Engineers Required Elective This is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.
Read more First Year Elective ENGG1400 Engineering Infrastructure Systems is recommended for this program
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
GMAT1110 Surveying and Geospatial Engineering Required Elective The course combines lectures, workshops and outdoor practical exercises using modern electronic surveying equipment. Topics include levelling, orientation, distance measurement which combine into coordinate reference systems.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
GMAT2700 Foundations of Geodesy & Geospatial Reference Frames Prerequisites for this course are GMAT1110
GMAT2500 Surveying Computations A Prerequisites for this course are GMAT1110
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites for this course are MATH1231 or MATH1241

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN2002 Engineering Computations Prerequisites for this course are MATH1231 or MATH1241
CVEN2101 Engineering Construction
GMAT2120 Surveying & Geospatial Technology Prerequisites for this course is GMAT1110
GMAT2550 Surveying Computations B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1231 or MATH1241

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN2301 Mechanics of Solids for Civil Engineers An introduction to the strength of materials building on from the knowledge obtained in CVEN1300 (corequisite)
CVEN2401 Sustainable Transport & Highway Engineering
CVEN2501 Principles of Water Engineering
GMAT3220 Geospatial Information Systems Prerequisite for this course is GMAT1110

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN2303 Structural Analysis and Modelling Prerequisites for this course are CVEN1300 and CVEN2301
GMAT3100 Surveying Applications & Design
CVEN3304 Concrete Structures Prerequisites for this course are CVEN1300 and CVEN2301
Read more General Elective You can not select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN3101 Engineering Operations and Control
CVEN3202 Soil Mechanics
CVEN3303 Steel Structures Prerequisites for this course are CVEN1300 and CVEN2301
CVEN3501 Water Resources Engineering

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN3031 Civil Engineering Practice
CVEN3203 Applied Geotechnics and Engineering Geology Prerequisites for this course are CVEN2201 or CVEN3202
CVEN3502 Water and Wastewater Engineering Prerequisite: CVEN2501
GMAT3150 Surveying Field Projects

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4040 Research Thesis A Prerequisite: Wam >70 + 132 UOC complete. Must selectGMAT4150 Field Projects 2 OR CVEN4701 - Planning sustainable Infrastructure (Semester 2 version)as a discipline elective
CVEN4050 Thesis A Prerequisites for this course are 132 UOC
Read more General Elective You can not select a General Education course from within your own faculty
GMAT3420 Cadastral Surveying & Land Law
GMAT4400 Land Management & Development Design 1

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4041 Research Thesis B Prerequisites for this course are CVEN4040
CVEN4051 Thesis B Prerequisites for this course are CVEN4050
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.
GMAT3500 Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry
GMAT3700 Geodetic Positioning & Applications

* To find more information about the courses and to view the course outlines, see the programs page on the School of Civil Engineering website. The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.