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Surveying, Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , | Online
The Surveying program from the University of Southern Queensland produces graduates who are skilled in the area of spatial science theory and evaluation. It allows students to develop and extend their knowledge of a spatial science discipline area for industry application or management purposes.


Program objectives

On completion of the Surveying program from the University of Southern Queensland, graduates should be able to:

  • develop and apply specialised theoretical knowledge and technical skills in a spatial science discipline
  • evaluate knowledge from professional journals and other information sources to exercise independent judgement and communicate relevant ideas and theoretical concepts in their specialisation
  • acquire and demonstrate an integrated understanding of a relevant body of knowledge in a spatial science discipline or area of professional practice.

Career outcomes

As a surveying graduate, you could work in property surveying, land development, land information, mapping, engineering, and mining. Your experience could see you working on unique solutions to problems – solutions that are both socially and environmentally responsible.


Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Asset Management in an Engineering Environment

  • Property Development

  • Introduction to Global Positioning System

  • Automated Surveying Systems

  • Cadastral Surveying

  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

  • Land and Cadastral Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    USQ accepts applications all year.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    4 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • CRICOS: 066078K

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university three or four year Bachelor degree in a discipline area approved by the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, or equivalent


  • A minimum of five (5) years' professional work experience equivalent to a qualification at AQF Level 7.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15200 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    11920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11920 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Commonwealth supported: AUD 4717
  • External/Online fee for international students: AUD 11290

Living costs for Toowoomba

  • 1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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