Why study this course at RMIT?

BH116 Surveying – the only four year program in Surveying in Victoria and the largest program of its type in Australia. If you like maths, technology and applied problem solving and you like a mixture of outdoor and office activities, this is the course for you.


BH117 Geospatial Science – Just look at all the maps and analysis of the spread of COVID-19. This is geospatial science at work, so if you like geography, maps and understanding how things relate to each in the real world, then geospatial science is for you.


What opportunities do you provide for work integrated learning?

We have two work integrated learning units in years 3 and 4 of the program and maintain strong links with industry to provide real-life learning experiences. Practical exercises are modelled on real world tasks and have a direct connection to industry practice.

What is your connection to the industry?

There are formal connections through Industry Advisory Boards but more important are the day-to-day connections between staff and industry that result in guest presentations, advice, and engagement in major projects in the final year of the program.
What opportunity is provided to work on Industry projects?

The final year major project is a full year capstone exercise allowing deep involvement in industry-based projects and problem solving.

How does the study translate or apply to practical industry work?

Students are encouraged to seek part-time employment in the industry while studying and employers are very supportive of these arrangements.

How will I learn?

A mixture of formal lectures and practical exercises, many involving the use of our dedicated field station on the Bundoora Campus.

Are there International opportunities?

Exchange opportunities exist with a number of overseas institutions and research projects often provide international opportunities.

What are the contact hours?

Varies from year to year but around 20 hours per week is a reasonable estimate.

What is the study load?

You would expect to do one additional hour of work for each formal hour of contact.

How does the program structure work?

The program is sequential and courses run in specific semesters and there are prerequisites for many courses.

What programs and tools will I use as a part of my course? Are these provided?

Industry standard programs and equipment are used throughout the programs. These are provided through university software licenses.

What subjects should I study in Secondary School?

BH116 – Maths Methods, English are essential, Physics, IT and Geography are useful

BH117 – Further Maths, English are essential, IT and Geography are useful

Do I need previous experience or background in the design or art field to do well in this course?

No specific experience is required.

How do I apply?

Applications are through VTAC

What are the entry requirements?

BH116 – Maths Methods (study score 20) , English EAL (study score 30) or English (other than EAL) (study score 25), Physics, IT and Specialist Maths may attract bonus scores


BH117 – Any Maths (study score 20) , English EAL (study score 30) or English (other than EAL) (study score 25), Physics, IT and Geography may attract bonus scores


Are there any prerequisites or additional entry requirements for certain courses?


What pathways do you provide to get into these courses?

Students who complete the Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services are eligible for advanced entry in the program.

How do the pathway options work?

Students need to achieve a credit level average in their Advanced Diploma studies. This provides 9 course credits in the program.

What are the employability and career outcomes?

There is a recognised shortage of surveyors in the workforce and strong demand for geospatial scientists. As a result, graduate employment has been high for many years.

Where will I study?

RMIT City Campus, with some practical work at Bundoora Campus

How long is the duration of the course?

4 years full-time

Can I study this course within a double degree?