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Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Overview

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) is a three-year undergraduate degree which enables each student to develop his or her own interests in a science subject (science major) and related subjects. Students have the flexibility to combine their major subject with other science subjects, as well as subjects from other disciplines across the University.

Major in Surveying Measurement

This three-year degree is comprised of the papers from the measurement science part of the Bachelor of Surveying degree. It is ideal for overseas students who wish to study surveying but without the New Zealand land law, statutory planning or land administration aspects of the longer degree. This degree would typically equate with three-year Geomatics degrees offered in places such as the United Kingdom. All applications for admission to this degree must be approved by the Surveying Admissions Committee. This degree can lead to post graduate study for a Post Graduate Diploma in Science, Masters of Surveying or Master of Science or a Doctorate in Philosophy.

Major in Land Planning and Development

This three-year degree is comprised of papers from the land development, engineering and planning aspects of the Bachelor of Surveying degree. It uniquely prepares students for advancement to a future career in the urban design, planning and development sector that integrates the engineering, design and resource consent issues that must be addressed when developing residential subdivisions or life-style blocks. This degree can lead to post graduate study for a Post Graduate Diploma in Science, Masters of Science or Master of Surveying or a Doctorate in Philosophy. Some students elect to go on to post graduate study by undertaking the Masters of Planning programme.

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Contact

For any enquiries about the Bachelor of Science at the School of Surveying please contact:

Mick Strack
Deputy Head of School for Undergraduate
Rm 110, 310 Castle Street
Ph +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

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

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

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Regulations

Find out more about the Regulations for entering Bachelor of Science (BSc).

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