Map the world from outer space. Surveying engineering.
At UON we train engineers capable of meeting the biggest global challenges. As a surveyor you could work as a geodesist analysing polar motion and measuring the movements of the earth's crust. You might be involved in preparation for the building of a new tunnel. Or you could work with local government, mapping flood areas and contributing to disaster preparedness.
What is surveying? Surveyors specialise in the measurement, management, analysis and display of spatial information describing the Earth and its physical features. Surveyors work on the local and global scale, on projects as diverse as the planning of local facilities, to the prediction of earthquakes and mapping of the ocean floor.
Why study with us?
- Real-world insights: Connect with industry through projects, guest lecturers, and mentoring.
- Be workplace ready: Graduates rated us no.1 in NSW for workplace ready skills. In 2016, 93% of graduates were employed within 4 months.
- Flexible programs: Choose up to 4 courses from areas such as business, product/industrial design, or entrepreneurship. Use these to diversify your studies!
- Travel the world with international recognition through Engineers Australia. You can even start while you're studying with international exchanges and scholarships available.
- We're No.1 in Australia for overall quality of the educational experience.
- Fast-Track Masters - advance your career and gain a Master of Professional Engineering in just 1 year on top of your Bachelor of Engineering degree.
What will you study?
Build critical technical and engineering skills through courses in:
- cadastral surveying
- geotechnical engineering
- industrial surveying
- satellite positioning
- spatial data systems and remote sensing
- surveying techniques and computations
- town planning
- water engineering
Connect with industry through guest lectures and interdisciplinary projects solving real world problems. Gain invaluable practical experience through your industry placement.
Become job-ready through our professional practice courses. You'll learn to tackle 'wicked problems' and develop essential workplace skills in finance, project management, sustainability, communication and entrepreneurism.
Diversify your skills with an elective pathway, a cluster of courses which can be used to:
- deepen your technical competence in your engineering field
- broaden your expertise in another area of engineering
- specialise your skills in areas outside engineering, such as business or maths
- study overseas at one of our many partner institutions.
Surveyors are involved in the planning of almost all development and mapping of the land and earth. A shortage of surveyors in Australia means employment will be easy to find. Surveyors work in consultancies, private practice, the mining industry and government organisations. Average starting salaries for surveyors are great - more than $80,000 per annum.
Surveying is flexible and diverse. You may prefer hands-on fieldwork, research, or a leadership role managing people and projects. Typical positions include:
- registered land surveyor
- engineering surveyor
- mining surveyor
- hydrographic surveyor
- town planning
- geospatial specialist
Remarkably, engineering is the most commonly held degree among the highest performing Fortune 500 CEOs - the CEOs of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Tesla Motors are all engineers.