Surveying and GIS
Area of Study
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewSurveying and Spatial Information Systems deals with the science of determining relative positions of features above, on or below the surface of the Earth for range of mapping, engineering and construction operations. The course combines lectures, tutorials and outdoor practical exercises using modern electronic surveying equipment. Topics include leveling, orientation, distance measurement which combine into coordinate reference systems. Also traversing and control surveys, electronic detail surveys, construction setout, GPS satellite positioning, GIS and sources of spatial data such as remote sensing, aerial photography and satellite imagery. Basic land law and cadastral surveying for NSW is covered. The student will learn some basic surveying computations and to critically assess spatial data quality. Students will be expected to have a good background in trigonometry and geometry from high school mathematics.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.