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Undergraduate Certificate of Surveying

Undergraduate Certificate of Surveying (UCCS)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • -
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • This undergraduate certificate provides foundational knowledge of surveying and spatial science, including an introduction to the industry, spatial presentation, satellite positioning, problem solving, and mathematics.
  • Choose to study full-time and complete this university qualification in as little as six months, or study part-time while you work to balance your life commitments. 

Further study

Successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate of Surveying will enable entry and four units of credit towards the Diploma of Multidisciplinary Studies, the Associate Degree of Surveying, the Bachelor of Surveying Technology, or the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours).

Entry requirements


To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

  • Admission into this short program is available to eligible Commonwealth Support applicants, who are aged 17 years or over. 


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 (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this certificate, students must complete 4 courses.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4

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

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 study (4 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 4470

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

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

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

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 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 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
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 2, 2025 Monday 26 May Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
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

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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Why UniSQ?
UniSQ stands out for its commitment to providing an industry-relevant curriculum, taught by an experienced Surveying and Built Environment faculty who bring real-world insights to the classroom. Our flexible learning options, including online study modes, make it easier for students to balance their studies with other commitments. Additionally, completing a degree of surveying opens pathways for further study at UniSQ, and a variety of job prospects.
What are the entry requirements for UniSQ’s Undergraduate Certificate of Surveying?

To study UniSQ’s Undergraduate Certificate of Surveying you must meet an English pre-requisite and assumed knowledge.

For further information, please view the entry requirements section of this page. 

What key skills will I acquire from completing a Surveying certificate?

Some of the key skills you will acquire from an Undergraduate Certificate of Surveying at UniSQ include:

  • technical proficiency in spatial data handling
  • analytical and problem-solving skills
  • understanding of satellite positioning systems
  • ability to present spatial data effectively.
Are flexible study options available?

Yes! At UniSQ you will study our Undergraduate Certificate of Surveying online, allowing you to balance your education with other commitments. We’ve been delivering distance education for over 40 years, so you can be sure that you are learning your degree from the online education experts.

Discover more about the ways you can study at UniSQ.