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SVY1500 Spatial Science for Engineers

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Surveying & Built Environment
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


This course provides a basic introduction to the spatial sciences for students in the Engineering programs.

Many engineering projects are based on the location of an engineer designed structure (or structures) on a part of the Earth's surface. The construction of an engineered structure requires accurate surveying and spatial science skills to guarantee the establishment, alignment and fitting of structural or land components, and to ensure that all structures are positioned as designed. Investigation and location of engineering and development projects requires knowledge and input from spatial science professionals. Spatial science is an essential fundamental component in engineering planning, design, construction and monitoring processes. This course provides an understanding of the skills and role of spatial scientists, an introduction to surveying principles, fundamental elements of global positioning systems and the interpretation of spatial information.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023