Geomatic Engineering

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The study of measuring and graphically representing natural and constructed features of the environment. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of cadastral law, the theory and technology of surveying in determining location and position, and the theory and technology of map design and construction.

Course skills

Geomatic Engineering develops skills in:

  • developing and applying survey and design procedures for preparing survey plans
  • measuring, reducing and adjusting data for various types of surveys
  • developing, editing and revising maps and charts and preparing them for reproduction and publication
  • researching existing records and maps to assist in determining survey requirements
  • using surveying instruments to determine the position of points on the earth's surface
  • using techniques such as remote sensing, photogrammetry and land information systems to prepare maps.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians

Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians perform technical functions to assist Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors by supervising and inspecting construction sites, estimating time, costs and resources, inspecting plumbing work, and c

Surveyors and Spatial Scientists

Surveyors and Spatial Scientists plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine and delineate boundaries and features of tracts of land, marine floors and underground works, prepare and revise maps, charts and other geographic products, and analyse, present and maintain geographical information about locations in space and time.

University Lecturers and Tutors

University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.