Courses Handbook 2010

184103 v.7 Master of Philosophy (Surveying and Mapping)


Course CRICOS Code: 061522B
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to obtain further postgraduate specialist qualifications in surveying and mapping by applying specific skills and understanding in carrying out independent research. Thesis topics will be chosen from problems of continuing or emerging significance and often will relate to relevant problems of industry and government.

Duration and Availability

This course is two year full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

Each student's study program will comprise a thesis in surveying and mapping which will constitute the total study program and may not be completed in less than one year of full-time study.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Further Information

For further information contact the Department of Spatial Sciences on (08) 9266 7566 or email: or visit our website

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Students having successfully completed the four-year Bachelor of Surveying with honours may be admitted directly into this master course. Alternatively, they may be admitted after having completed a postgraduate diploma, properly structured to give a comprehensive study of core areas. Students with equivalent qualifications from other institutions will be admitted at the discretion of the Department's coordinator of postgraduate studies. Students may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
99016 v.2   Master Thesis - Spatial Sciences


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2010 Bentley Campus Research Term 1 Y        
2010 Bentley Campus Research Term 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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