What will I learn?

They play a critical role in decisions that affect our natural and built environments and which impact on people and society.

University of Tasmania graduates in surveying and spatial sciences are in high demand and find employment in a diverse range of industries and occupations. Many progress to careers in land, engineering and hydrographic surveying, others join teams working in areas such as engineering environmental management, land planning and development.

Course objectives

While studying the Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences you will gain hands-on experience with the full range of traditional land surveying equipment as well as a wealth of modern technologies covering Geographic Information Systems (GIS), UAS (unmanned aerial systems), airborne and satellite remote sensing, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) such as GPS, image processing and digital photogrammetry.

Graduates will understand the scientific principles fundamental to surveying and spatial science and be able to apply that knowledge using current surveying and mapping technology. They will have developed strong analysis, problem-solving and design skills, and be able to communicate with diverse audiences at a professional standard.

Graduates of the three-year Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences who wish to progress to registration under State and Territory legislation as practicing land and cadastral surveyors will also need to complete the 1-year Graduate Diploma of Land Surveying.

Career outcomes

Careers that involve Surveying and Spatial Science have experienced sustained growth over a long period, that demand is only forecast to increase.

Career opportunities with Surveying and Spatial Sciences

When you graduate from this degree you will be prepared for professional careers in a number of closely related disciplines. These include:

Land & Engineering Surveyor - measuring and defining land ownership boundaries; implementing spatial control for projects such as roads and bridges;

Hydrographic Surveyor - measuring and mapping in a marine environment.

Geospatial analyst and GIS specialist – computer based mapping and analysis of spatial information;

Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing specialist – measurement, mapping and data analysis from aircraft and satellite sensors;

Geodesist – using satellite and terrestrial data to measure and map the Earth and to monitor regional and global changes.

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences and Engineering

CRICOS

058833B

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$35,950.00 (US$ 25,653) per year
AUD $111,669 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February, July 2022

Venue

University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,

SANDY BAY,

Tasmania,

7005, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5); TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42; UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

For international students

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia.

Most of our undergraduate programs have the following English language requirements.
IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5)
TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)
PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42
UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%)
Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade
Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade
Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The University of Tasmania is an excellent choice for international students with its quality education and unparalleled student life.

  • Australia’s premier university for teaching excellence
  • Teaching & research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Students can benefit from its industry connections
  • Among global top two per cent of universities

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