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Become a specialist of space with Australia’s largest Surveying education provider. Surveying involves the measurement, analysis and representation of our surrounding environment, including the land, sky and ocean floor. If you’re interested in a hands-on career with a balance of field and office work, then surveying could be the profession for you. UniSQ Surveying students learn with the latest technology, including modern satellite based Global Navigation Satellite Systems and computer mapping technologies.  

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Why study a surveying degree?
A surveying degree in Australia will teach students how to navigate various technologies, from satellite-based Global Navigation Satellite Systems to Geographic Information. As a graduate of a surveying degree you will be prepared for careers in surveying, mapping, and other related fields, with possible employment in engineering firms, construction companies, or government agencies. Surveying is a vital profession that helps us understand, construct and shape the world around us.
What does a surveyor do?

Surveyors are responsible for determining the relative positions of objects on the surface of the earth. They use geometry to map the Earth's surface. Surveyors work in various fields, including engineering, construction, and government.

They play an important role in our society. Without surveyors, we would be unable to build roads, bridges, and other structures. They help us understand the land so we can use it wisely.

What can I do with a degree in surveying?

By studying surveying in Australia , you will gain the necessary skills to work with new technologies, from satellite-based Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information to a broad range of surveying projects, including land development and mining. In our QLD surveying courses, you will learn firsthand from our industry professionals to collect, store, adapt and manipulate spatial data to communicate effectively with audiences, including professionals, para-professionals, clients and the wider community.

Job roles in this industry include:

  • Graduate/trainee surveyor
  • Survey assistant
  • Surveyor or survey technician
  • Marine surveyor
  • Land surveyor
  • Principal surveyor
  • Cadastral surveyor
  • Container surveyor
  • Geospatial surveyor
  • Quantity surveyor.
What options are available for studying surveying with UniSQ?
An Associate Degree of Surveying is the perfect stepping stone into the Bachelor of Surveying Technology and the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours). The knowledge you gain from an Associate degree will kickstart your career as a surveying technician or associate. 

A Bachelor of Surveying Technology means you’re eligible for registration as a graduate surveyor and will qualify you to further your study in the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours).
Is a surveying degree in Australia right for me?

Our QLD surveying courses are ideal for those adept at mathematics and interested in geography, science or IT. Good organisational and problem-solving skills are an asset to excel in a surveying course and your future career. At UniSQ, we have a range of courses to choose from, including surveying and built environment degrees, construction management degrees, geographic information systems degrees, and urban and regional planning degrees.

If you’re concerned about managing your studies with competing priorities, like work or family responsibilities, UniSQ has got you covered with the ability to choose to study your surveying courses full-time/part-time, on-campus or online.

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