Geospatial Surveying

Geospatial Surveying is a scientific discipline which traditionally deals with the measurement, storage, manipulation, analysis, modelling and presentation of geospatial data. Geospatial data is data that has both position and descriptive attributes and this data is a key component of the topics a student learns about – such as surveying, mapping, geodesy, remote sensing, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This BSC programme will educate you in the three fields of themes of activity underpinning Geospatial Surveying: M1: Measurement for mapping (using satellites, drones, laser scanning, robotic total stations), M2: Modelling using GIS (Geographical Information Science) and BIM (Building Information Modelling) and Earth Observation (EO) and M3: Management of geospatial data. 

The BSc. in Geospatial Surveying is a fully accredited programme with the Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCSI)/ Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES). Students are eligible for student membership of these bodies, and upon graduation can apply for full membership as a Chartered Surveyor.  

Graduates of the course benefit from many exciting career opportunities both at home and abroad as they tend to be early adopters of innovative new technologies. They exhibit high digital literacy coupled with an ability to accurately measure and model spatially connected data from multiple sources and then critically interrogate and apply this knowledge to problem solve across disciplines. In the global economy the view that ‘everything happens somewhere’ has positioned ‘geospatial’ as central to many technology and information advances. More and more organisations rely on spatial data for evidence-based planning and decision-making and Geospatial graduates’ skills have a positive impact on sustainability and they are increasingly required to solve societal problems. This new generation of Geospatial graduates will be leading the sustainability agenda. 

If you are interested in a career in Geospatial Surveying we would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you. Please express your interest by emailing Dr. Barry McAuley the Head of Discipline. 


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