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Master of Science - Surveying, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

Surveyors work in a range of land, property and construction related areas. Using modern technology such as GPS and laser instruments surveyors precisely measure land, building, and features in the environment for mapping, development and spatial analysis.

Because of this close association with land and property the roles of the surveyor extends to land development engineering and urban design, resource management and land planning, property boundary surveying, and the determination of land ownership and rights.

The use of computer mapping technology in the form of Geographical Information systems also leads to work in the capture, display and management of spatial information. Surveyors typically work in a variety of settings – indoor and outdoor - and with a variety of other professions.

Career

Graduates of this Master of Science - Surveying from University of Otago are employed in such diverse areas as measuring land and built-structure deformation; the design, layout and construction of subdivisions and services; property management; planning; hydrographic surveying; mining and construction surveying; and the application of geographic information systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research project
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies
  • Management Issues in Geographic Information Systems
  • Advanced Spatial Analysis and Modelling
  • Geovisualisation and Cartography

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications close 31 October but late applications not requiring evaluation for credit may be considered until 1 December.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    95

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  • Minimum required score:

    587

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General Requirements

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).

Every applicant must either

  • be a graduate with an average grade of at least B for the appropriate 300-level papers, or
  • have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
An applicant seeking admission to the thesis-only option of the programme (see regulation 2(c) below) on the basis of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours or the Postgraduate Diploma in Science or equivalent must have achieved a grade of at least B+ for the research report, thesis preparation, or dissertation requirement of the qualification concerned.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21352 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2976 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5943 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National: 9,214 NZD
  • International: 33,100 NZD

Living costs for Dunedin

  • 1000 - 2300 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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