Diploma of Survey

This course prepares people to work alongside other professionals directly involved in land-based developments, particularly in the Pacific region. The course provides training on technical surveying knowledge and practical skills in methodology and instrumentations for students to help them capture, correlate, analyze, compile and present field data in the various forms desired for planning and decision making in other related areas. Areas of study include learning of the concept, methods & application in Surveying and related professional disciplines. The application of modern technology in methods, instrumentation and application is the main focus in the third year of the course. Support subjects are Communication Skills, Math and Science.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Completion F6/Preliminary with B grade in Maths, English and Science.


Course Structure

Course Code: DPSU
Course Title: Diploma of Survey
Core Units: 22 Units
Total Credit Points: 240
Campus: Kukum

Unit CodeUnit TitlePrerequisiteSemester OfferedCredit Points
SU511Survey Science 1A113
SU512Survey Science 1B113
SU513Drafting Practice 1116
SU514Maths 116
SU515Communication Skills 116
SU516Science 116
SU521Survey Science 2ASU511313
SU522Survey Science 2BSU512313
SU523Introduction to Computer Engineering316
SU524Maths 2SU51436
SU525Communication Skills 2SU51536
SU526Science 2SU51656
SU531Survey Science 3ASU521520
SU532Survey Science 3BSU522520
SU533Environment Studies56
SU535Land Management78
SU541Mapping Software and CAD Design712
SU542Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry76
SU543Automated Surveying720
SU544GPS and GIS710
SU545Maths 3SU52476
SU546Science 3SU52676