The School of Surveying, Te Kura Kairūri, complying with the University of Otago’s Māori Strategic Framework, and responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, provides a contact person for pastoral and academic support.
The Division of Sciences Pacific Islands support network is for all students of Pacific Islands descent taking science papers.
The Surveying School There has three lecture theatres, two software laboratories for teaching and research. The school also hosts the Spatial Ecology Research Facility that provides privileged access to resources for research involving spatial data and analysis.
An extensive range of surveying field equipment is available for use in student practical exercises and research projects. The equipment is also available for hire by other university departments when not required by School staff or students.
The School of Surveying manages a 2026 R2 Sonic Multibeam Echosounder (MBES) on behalf of users in departments across the University of Otago. Our MBES can collect depth, seabed intensity and watercolumn data.
The School of Surveying has two large computer labs for undergraduate and graduate student use, a dedicated research lab, plus a number of other student computers for postgraduate and honours students.
While the School of Surveying does not have chemical or biological hazards we still have incidents caused by situations and actions.