Associate Degree of Surveying
University of Southern Queensland - Toowoomba

Course outline

This program arms students with the technical and analytical skills for a career in one of Australia’s high demanding and most rapidly changing industries. Students acquire knowledge of innovative technologies including robotic total stations, drones satellite imagery and laser measurement systems. Students develop critical insights into spatial science through study of surveying, mapping, engineering systems, land development, town planning, environmental management, land law, and sustainable development. This program is a stepping stone to a bachelor’s degree in spatial science, spatial science technology, or urban and regional planning. For more program information, visit Associate Degree of Surveying at UniSQ.


Students are required to undertake practical and professional activities relevant to their program through enrolment in a series of Practice courses in the program. External students must attend at least one, week-long, residential school in Toowoomba during most years of the program.

Other requirements

Attendance at field excursions and practice courses in the form of residential schools is compulsory.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to UniSQ’s website.

Recommended study
English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors





* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Land and property development, mining, engineering surveying, land surveying, geographic information systems (GIS), drone photogrammetry, town planning, mapping.


Graduates of the Associate Degree of Surveying are eligible to apply for membership with the Geospatial Council of Australia.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

22 Aug 2024
9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Level of Qualification
Associate Degree
Study Area
Engineering and Technology
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 3 years Part time

Darling Downs & South West QLD