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New Zealand Diploma in Surveying

Key information

Level of study:
Diploma
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: February-2022
Campus:
Unitec Institute of Technology
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Course details

Summary

Enter into the highly employable world of surveying and geospatial science, and you’ll enjoy a varied and outdoorsy career which involves interacting regularly with other businesses and sectors.

Surveyors have to be skilled in both measurement and resource management. They collect and analyse information about land, water and other natural resources, and help manage our environment by mapping the earth and the sea floor, establishing property boundaries, and providing accurate data for engineering works.

The New Zealand Diploma in Surveying will develop your knowledge and skills in a wide range of topics including:

  • Geodetic surveying
  • Cadastral surveying
  • Engineering surveying
  • Mapping
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Satellite navigation systems
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Data management and land administration

Highlights

  • Unitec's New Zealand Diploma in Surveying is recognised and supported by Survey and Spatial New Zealand. Successful completion of the programme enables you to apply for associate membership to the Survey and Spatial New Zealand.
  • A nationally recognised qualification that equips you with the skills to work as a land surveyor
  • A highly employable profession in New Zealand
  • Emphasis on practical assignments, including a lot of time outdoors
  • Access to the latest surveying equipment and technology
  • A focus on technology: because surveyors have to be up-to-date with the latest technology, you’ll further your computer skills and learn to use surveying software
  • Well-connected to industry: our advisory boards include experts who keep us up-to-date with industry trends and relevant legislation. We’re also well-connected with all the top surveying employers in Auckland who are very keen to employ our students.

Qualification and what's next

Once you've successfully completed this programme pathway you'll receive the qualification: New Zealand Diploma in Surveying.

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Surveyor
  • Engineering surveyor
  • Survey project manager
  • Tunnelling and mining surveyor
  • CAD operator

Entry criteria

Entry requirements vary from country to country.
Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to New Zealand NCEA.
For more details, please check the institution website.

Programme specific criteria

  • Maths equivalent to NCEA Level 2.

High levels of oral, written and interpersonal communications and mathematical skills are required to complete this programme.

If English is not your first language you need to have Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (no band<5.5) or equivalent. Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years.

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