Diploma of Surveying

RMIT University

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1 Years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Surveying services rely on the collection, management and presentation of information that relates to surveying, mapping and GIS. This is an integral part of:

local, state and national land management programs
building and construction projects
environmental studies
navigational systems
emergency situations monitoring
You will further your skills by learning to conduct advanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data collection and set-out surveys; create engineering drawings; and perform advanced surveying computations.

There is a focus on geodetic surveying including how to perform geodetic surveying computations. You will also develop industry-specific skills including how to undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects, and develop a subdivision survey design for local government approval.

You will become more experienced with data and be able to manipulate and analyse geographic information system (GIS) data and use complex spreadsheets.

We offer industry exposure through regular seminars with guest speakers and opportunities to take part in simulated spatial science and survey activities at our Yarra Bend field station.

You may find work in the industry as a:

survey technician
assistant to land surveyors
GIS/GPS operator
computer draftsperson
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