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Surveyors and spatial scientists measure, model and analyse the world

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The National School of Surveying plays a key role in the sustainable development of built and natural environments. We produce highly-regarded graduates who develop professional careers in land, engineering and hydrographic surveying, land planning, urban development and geospatial sectors.

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What is Surveying?

Surveyors and spatial scientists are experts in the measurement, analysis and visualisation of data about Earth's surface.

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Study Surveying

Our students enjoy the benefits of studying at the only professional surveying programme in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Our research

We conduct world-class research that turns spatial data into solutions for local, regional and global challenges.

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Our people

We are a close-knit School with a supportive learning and research environment.

Explore what makes Science at Otago so special

It’s not just our people – the experts in their fields and passionate students – but also the places we teach and learn: Otago Harbour, Fiordland, Stewart Island, Antarctica and the Pacific that mean our students leave here with highly sought-after skills and experiences.

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