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In this program, you'll gain the educational and practical training to extend your career in the surveying, mapping, and geographical information systems (GIS) industries.
Surveying is based on the collection, management and presentation of information related to surveying, mapping and geographical information systems.
It is an integral part of local, state and national land management programs, building and construction projects, environmental studies, navigational systems and monitoring of emergency situations.
You’ll use cutting-edge surveying technologies and software and take part in land development exercises. You will also learn cadastral surveying. Throughout this program, you will develop the capacity to conduct an advanced global navigation satellite system (GNSS), control and monitor complex engineering surveying structures.
You’ll design a spatial project plan and learn how to apply quality control measures to the spatial information services industry.
As part of this program, you will act as a surveying team leader for your major project, conduct research into an issue and present your findings. You can liaise with real-life employers to develop and deliver this project.
You'll experience lectures, tutorials, practical/laboratory exercises, work-simulated projects, competency-based assessments, online and offline learning and balanced hands-on practice.
This program features practical classes situated at RMIT’s surveying and geospatial sciences facilities in Yarra Bend Park in Fairfield, which offers a variety of environments and access to urban spaces.
Theory and computer-based classes are conducted on RMIT’s City campus and use specialised labs and industry-standard software.
The full-time program is run over two days each week, and you are encouraged to investigate part-time work as a paraprofessional in the surveying industry while you study.
RMIT University has a strong partnership with the industry through our Industry Advisory Committee and regular visits to workplaces to get feedback on the industry’s training needs.
We facilitate student placements and employment through Surveying Task Force's surveying website and invite industry partners to give presentations.
We also host industry events for the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute, Surveying Task Force, and the Land Surveying Commission.
RMIT’s strong links with surveying and spatial industry associations mean graduates are highly sought after.
On completion of the Advanced Diploma, most students find full-time jobs in the industry as a surveying technician/party leader.
You may be employed in the surveying industry as an assistant to a land surveyor, survey technician, survey field party leader, GIS/GPS operator, or computer draftsperson. You may initially work in areas such as land management, civil and structural engineering, or asset management for local government or mining companies.
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Simulate a work project and act as a surveying team leader to design your own spatial project plan.