Surveying

Surveying is a highly-specialised, professional discipline which involves measuring the surface of the Earth and its features.


Surveyors measure just about anything on the land, in the sky or on the ocean bed.

A modern society depends on surveying to ensure order in the physical world around us. Without Surveyors, we would not know where to position roads, build homes or develop cities.  Surveyors have played a crucial role in the development of Australia since settlement, and continue to do so.

Surveyors use high technology and scientific principles to provide practical solutions and services to many areas of government and industry, such as land development, construction, resource development, mining and mapping.  Surveyors have played a crucial role in the development of Australia since settlement, and continue to do so.

Courtesy of The Surveying Taskforce Inc.

This discipline has also moved into several high technology areas which include satellite positioning, laser scanning, airborne and marine navigation, digital mapping and remote sensing, specialised alignment surveying, analysis of structural deformations, and land and environmental management.

Studying surveying necessarily calls upon elements from such diverse disciplines as computing, mathematics and physics, engineering, environmental science, geography, geology, and management.

See Bachelor of Surveying, for full course details.