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Advanced Surveying and Mapping (GEOM90039) // Further information

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Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Subject notes


    This subject is delivered as a two week intensive. The subject is based principally on practical exercises coordinated by both the academic staff and experienced industry professionals. Presentations are used to communicate the necessary theoretical concepts which are then reinforced through a field practical exercise. A three day residential component is conducted off campus for students to apply their knowledge to a real world problem for which they are required to develop, design and present both an oral and written solution for assessment by both an industry and academic panel.

    Note: Details of the specific survey site will be provided on the first day of teaching. As the site selection may require overnight stays, students should make arrangements to be available for the duration of the teaching period.


    Guidelines for surveying tasks can be found at www.icsm.gov.au/publications/sp1/sp1v1-7.pdf


    Presenters from relevant government departments and private land surveying industry will provide students with the background to their survey tasks as well as available industry tools. They will liaise with the students to ensure that their survey methodologies are aligned with industry best practice. The residential component of this subject will enhance student’s practical experience of real world surveying as well as the process of liaising with clients and meeting client requirements.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.