Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) (Honours)Career
Surveying is an exciting career often involving travel with a mix of outdoor and indoor work. Opportunities are forecast to keep growing with a current shortage of qualified professionals.
Surveyors play a major role in land development, from the planning and design of land subdivision, through to the final construction of the roads, utilities, and landscape planning.
They also play an important part in the construction industry providing detailed design plans for the subsequent construction of roads, freeways, tunnels, bridges, pipelines, and high-rise buildings.
Some surveyors work with mining companies on exploration, mining development, and mining operations.
Other surveyors specialise in hydrographical surveys, working with automated position and sounding equipment on survey ships to map the ocean floor.
You may be employed in small or medium-sized consultancy businesses in the private sector or in government agencies.
Many graduates enter a Professional Training Agreement and become licensed surveyors.
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Professional recognition and accreditation
The program is externally accredited through the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria. This means that the Board has identified it as one of the qualifications that leads to registration as a Licensed Surveyor in Victoria, Australia.
The Board is also a member of the Council of Reciprocating Surveyors Boards of Australia and New Zealand. Since 1892 the Council has been overseeing the reciprocal recognition of surveyor licensing between Australian states and territories and New Zealand.
The program has international accreditation with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors which also entitles graduates to membership of that Institute.
The program is also accredited by the Land Surveyors Board of Malaysia as a recognised qualification.