Title of the Programme
The programme shall be Bachelor of Engineering in LAND SURVEYING B.Eng. (BELS)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying) is a four-year, full-time degree that’ll help you develop the expertise to work side by side with Construction professionals and Infrastructure Engineers in urban and rural environments. Surveying is using a range of techniques to map the natural and built environments. Surveying land has been the basis of all civilisations which have built or farmed on land. Surveying is still a fundamental aspect of every piece of architecture, infrastructure, rural, urban or mining development.
Surveyors work alongside other engineers, architects and land developers to define legal land boundaries and provide essential engineering support for urban development, large infrastructure projects, the development and operation of mines and the management of the environment and resources.
In this degree you’ll learn how to use a range of high-tech surveying tools such as GPSs, laser scanners, mapping drones and surveying robots to create high definition 3D models of the built and natural environment. You’ll 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.
The Surveying Engineering major provides a basic undergraduate education required for private and public service in the profession of surveying. Particular emphasis is placed on fundamental surveying principles required in all areas of surveying. Instruction is provided in the main divisions of surveying, including land surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, data analysis and adjustment, geodesy and map projection coordinate systems, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and land development. Students study various data collection techniques using surveying tools including total stations, levels, softcopy photogrammetry, satellite imagery, and the global navigation satellite system (GNSS). They also study legal principles related to land surveying, professional ethics, applications for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in surveying, and data management techniques. Through the use of projects and capstone courses students will design measurement systems, alignments, land information systems, and land development.
A Bachelor degree takes approximately four years to complete, with some students taking as few as three or as many as six years. This coursework can offer in-depth knowledge of a field related to science and evidence-based methodology. You’ll get to choose a targeted final year thesis project, many times in conjunction with an external industry partner. Your thesis will help you understand real-world industry needs and form crucial professional networks you can leverage after graduating. Your thesis project will also help you develop sought-after research skills and let you broaden your knowledge in an area that sparks your interest.