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Bachelor of Surveying (Honours)

Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) (BSPH)

Entry requirements
ATAR 74.15
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, Sep
Note: The external study mode requires you to come on-campus for any mandatory residential school courses.


  • Set yourself up for a career in the outdoors with Australia’s largest surveying education provider.
  • Study the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) with UniSQ and get the opportunity to register as a Professional Surveyor through this professionally accredited degree.
  • Be prepared to work in land development, construction, or mining by gaining in-depth knowledge of land and sustainable studies, geographical information systems, mining, and construction.
  • In your final year you’ll have the opportunity to complete a research project and delve into specialist surveying topics.

Professional accreditation

This degree is fully accredited by the Surveyors Board of Queensland and is recognised in every Australian state and in New Zealand through reciprocal arrangements. The degree, together with relevant industry experience, enables registration and/or licensing as a cadastral surveyor with the Boards of Surveyors in Australia and New Zealand.

When you graduate, you will be eligible to apply for membership with the Geospatial Council of Australia.

Career outcomes

  • Surveyors are in high demand within Australia. When you graduate, you will be equipped for a career as a professional surveyor in areas such as land development, mining and civil construction.
  • You will be able to work in a variety of settings, including property and land development organisations, surveying companies, construction companies, government institutions, mining companies and private consultancy, among many others.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 74.15 80.30
  • Subject pre-requisite: General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4,C), or equivalent. 
  • Assumed knowledge: English (Units 3 & 4, C) and Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent.
  • Recommended prior study: Physics (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent. 

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

UniSQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this degrees' student cohort for student cohort from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

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

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help 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.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 29
Elective courses  3
Total 32

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

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. All students will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials to gain practical experience, use facilities and specialist equipment, 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 your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 8948
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 31040

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Residential school costs

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

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


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

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
External 907225
Springfield 927221
Toowoomba 907221

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to apply directly to UniSQ if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 8 September Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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What is a Surveying degree?

The study of surveying focuses on measuring, mapping and recording features of land and surrounding environments using mathematics in conjunction with specialised surveying technology and equipment. During your Bachelor of Surveying study you will develop the expert knowledge needed in Global Navigational Satellite Systems, surveying, local government planning, remove sensing, project management and more.

What are my career prospects with a surveying degree?

All of our degrees focus on developing your ability to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained to the career of your choice. Graduating with a Bachelor of Surveying opens up many career prospects. The jobs you may be interested in will vary depending on the major you choose to study. Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) graduates can explore career opportunities as a:

  • professional surveyor
  • geographical information systems officer, and
  • spatial scientist. 

Roles also exist in the areas of:

  • Transportation
  • Environment
  • Online mapping
  • Property and land development
  • Mining
  • Civil construction
  • Government institutions
  • Private consultancy. 
What are the entry requirements for Bachelor of Surveying (Honours)?

The entry requirements to study a Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

To study a Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) at UniSQ you need to meet a minimum ATAR and assumed knowledge. ‘Assumed knowledge’ is the term we use to explain the minimum level of knowledge we presume you have in some subjects before you start your degree.

There may also be pre-requisite subjects and recommended prior study, but this will vary depending on which degree you are interested in.

For further information on ATAR and assumed knowledge, please view the entry requirements section of this degree.

Did you know you may qualify for additional points to improve your Selection Rank, helping you get into a spatial science degree? Our Adjustment Factor Pathways can increase your Selection Rank, through the allocation of points in certain circumstances such as, where you live and the subjects you’ve passed. 

Still have questions? Get in touch with one of our iconnect support staff to talk through your options. 

Is there an entry pathway if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

Yes! At UniSQ we understand everyone’s journey to studying a university degree is different, which is why we offer a range of pathway programs.

University pathway programs provide students with an entry point to their chosen uni degree without an ATAR score. At UniSQ, our pathway programs will help you reach your individual study goals. Whether you haven’t studied for some time, have completed a TAFE or VET qualification, have not completed high school, or your goals have changed, we have a program to suit your needs.

We offer the following pathway programs to help you gain entry into our Bachelor of Surveying (Honours):

Would you like to talk through your study options? Get in touch and we can provide you with the personalised support and advice you need. 

Can I study the course part-time or online?

This will vary from uni to uni but at UniSQ, yes you can study a Bachelor of Surveying degree part-time, on-campus or externally, allowing you to balance study with your work and life commitments.

Work towards your surveying degree at your own pace with our flexible learning options. Immerse yourself in campus life or learn your subject theory online and attend on-campus residential schools/pracs when required.

Discover the different ways you can study at UniSQ. 

How long does a Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) typically take to complete?

Generally, a Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) will take four years to complete. This duration may vary however, depending on the university you choose to study with.

Some students choose to study part-time which will increase the time it takes to finish the required courses.