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Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying)

Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying) (BSST)
CRICOS: 053512D

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, Jul


  • Make an impact on one of the most rapidly developing industries with UniSQ’s Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying), Australia’s only surveying degree offered via online study.
  • Gain knowledge of technologies, such as satellite based Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Geographic Information, and have the practical skills to work in a range of surveying projects including land development, construction and mining.
  • Your studies will include Queensland or New South Wales cadastral surveying, or both if you like.
  • This degree is the perfect base for a new career or starting point for further study down the track.

Further study

Take your credit from your studies in the Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology and go on to complete the Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours).

Professional accreditation

The Surveying major is accredited by the Surveyors Board of Queensland, and is recognised throughout Australia and New Zealand. You will become eligible for registration as a graduate surveyor and, after some experience working in the field, registration or licensing as a professional mining surveyor with the Surveyors Boards of Queensland and New South Wales, or a registered engineering surveyor in Queensland. You will also become eligible for membership with the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Australia.

Career outcomes

  • Work as a surveying technologist, mine surveyor, and supervising engineering surveyor and, with a bit of experience under your belt, as a manager of survey operations in the Commonwealth, state and local government, private surveying consultancies, and with a plethora of large construction organisations.

Entry requirements


  • Subject pre-requisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Major courses 22
Approved courses 2
4 x practice courses (0 unit value)
Total 24

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Practical experience

As part of this degree, you will need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this degree.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35280

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35280

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2023. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 053512D

The University accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2023 starts on Monday 20 February, 2023.
  • Semester 2, 2023 starts on Monday 10 July, 2023.

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Begin your study journey today with the university rated five out of five stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

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