Bachelor of Surveying Technology
University of Southern Queensland - External

Course outline

This program offers a practical, skill and knowledge-based degree for a career in one of Australia’s high demanding and most rapidly changing industries. Students learn about surveying or geographical information systems and gain hands-on experience with modern technology and tools including robotic total stations, drones satellite imagery and laser measurement systems. Along with developing analytical and leadership skills, this program allows students to acquire the practical knowledge to work on a range of surveying projects including land development, mining, or becoming a professional geographic information systems manager or spatial information analyst. For more program information, visit Bachelor of Surveying Technology at UniSQ.


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
Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 & 4, C) and Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent.

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




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, drone photogrammetry and remote sensing, mapping.


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

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Engineering and Technology
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Darling Downs & South West QLD