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Bachelor of Surveying (BSurv)

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Overview

The Bachelor of Surveying (BSurv) degree is the only academic qualification available in New Zealand that leads to full professional recognition as a Registered Professional Surveyor. It is also the only qualification that is recognised as being an appropriate foundation for Licensing by the Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board of New Zealand to carry out land title definition surveys for lodgement with the government.

Otago's BSurv degree is recognised for licensing in both East and West Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. It is also recognised as a strong and appropriate professional degree for those seeking employment as a surveyor in the United Kingdom, USA, the Middle East, and Africa.

The degree takes four years and aims to produce a graduate skilled in the science of measurement, in the practical issues of land planning and development, and in the legal issues associated with land ownership and resource management. It also allows a student to pursue GIS studies and other specialist professional areas such as hydrographic surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and the study of land tenure systems. The degree is characterised by its strong academic, practical and professional emphasis.

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Contact

For any enquiries about the Bachelor of Surveying please contact:

Mick Strack

Head of Undergraduate Studies
Rm 110, 310 Castle Street
64 3 479 7603
mick.strack@otago.ac.nz

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Land Planning and Development

Level Papers Points
100-level

SURV 101  Introductory Surveying

SURV 102  Geospatial Science

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

18

18

18

200-level

ENGL 228  Writing for the Professions

SURV 203  Land Development Engineering 1

SURV 204  Land Development Engineering 2

SURV 205  Statutory Planning 1

SURV 206  Land Tenure 1

SURV 208  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

SURV 297  Land Development Field Course

Note: ENGL 228 should be taken in the second semester of the first year of study.

18

18

18

18

18

18

0

300-level

SURV 303  Urban Design 1

SURV 304  Land Development Engineering 3

SURV 455  Statutory Planning 3

At least 36 points from SURV 306, SURV 309, SURV 319, SURV 329, SURV 450, SURV 453, SURV 454PMAN 401

18

18

18

36

Plus

108 further points.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

108
Total   360

Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Surveying Measurement

Level Papers Points
100-level

SURV 101  Introductory Surveying

SURV 102  Geospatial Science

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

18

18

18

200-level

ENGL 228  Writing for the Professions

SURV 201  Surveying Methods 1

SURV 202  Surveying Mathematics

SURV 208  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

SURV 298  Introductory Field Camp

Notes: ENGL 228 must be taken in the second semester of the first year of study.
Admission to SURV 201 and SURV 298 is limited and applications must be submitted by 15 November.

18

18

18

18

0

300-level

SURV 301  Surveying Methods 2

SURV 302  Geodetic Reference Systems and Network Analysis

SURV 309  Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies

SURV 399  Third Year Field Course

Three of SURV 206, SURV 306, SURV 319, SURV 322, SURV 329, SURV 413, SURV 450, SURV 451, SURV 452, SURV 459, SURV 462, SURV 463, PMAN 401

18

18

18

0

54

Plus

126 further points; must include 18 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

Note: A Bachelor of Surveying degree is also offered.

126
Total   360

Bachelor of Surveying (BSurv)

Notes:
i. Approved equivalent papers may be substituted for any of SURV 101, 102, ENGL 228, MATH 160.
ii. Those candidates who have taken and passed 24 units of English at NCEA Level 3, at an appropriate standard, may be exempt the ENGL 228 requirement.
iii. Those candidates who have taken and passed 24 units of Mathematics with Calculus at NCEA Level 3, at an appropriate standard, may be exempt all or part of MATH 160.

Year Papers Points
1st year

SURV 101  Introductory Surveying (or an approved equivalent)

SURV 102  Geospatial Science (or an approved equivalent)

ENGL 228  Writing for the Professions (or approved equivalents)

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

54 further points

18

18

18

18

54

2nd year

SURV 201  Surveying Methods 1

SURV 202  Surveying Mathematics

SURV 203  Land Development Engineering 1

SURV 204  Land Development Engineering 2

SURV 205  Statutory Planning A

SURV 206  Land Tenure 1

SURV 207  Cadastral Surveying 1

SURV 208  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

SURV 298  Introductory Field Camp

SURV 299  Second Year Field Course

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

0

0

3rd year

SURV 301  Surveying Methods 2

SURV 302  Geodetic Reference Systems and Network Analysis

SURV 303  Urban Design 1

SURV 304  Land Development Engineering 3

SURV 306  Land Tenure 2

SURV 307  Cadastral Surveying 2

SURV 309  Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies

SURV 399  Third Year Field Course

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

0

4th year

PMAN 401  Project Management

SURV 450  Professional Practice

SURV 455  Statutory Planning B

SURV 499  Vacation Employment

18

18

18

0

Plus

Additional papers worth at least 54 points from SURV 319, SURV 322SURV 329, SURV 410, SURV 411, SURV 412, SURV 413, SURV 451, SURV 452, SURV 453, SURV 454, SURV 456, SURV 457, SURV 458, SURV 459, SURV 460, SURV 462, SURV 463, SURV 469, SURV 470, SURV 480 including at least 36 400-level points.

54

Further papers in any subject to make a total of 522 points

18

Total   522

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Surveying (BSurv)

Find out more about the Regulations for entering Bachelor of Surveying (BSurv).

Fees for Surveying Students

Surveying students are required to pay excursion and field camp fees for SURV298 and SURV399,  in addition to the regular university tuition fees. A list of all additional costs is available from the School of Surveying and is also shown in the Surveying Student Handbook.

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