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Geospatial Surveying / Suirbhéireacht Gheospásúil

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geospatial Surveying (Part Time)

Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in six subjects, with a minimum of 2 at H5 to include Mathematics (O6/H7) and either Irish or English (O6/H7). Applicants must be in appropriate full-time employment as a trainee Geospatial Surveyoring related business.

Applicants must submit their application direct to TU Dublin and not through the CAO.


Applicants in possession of a FETAC level 5 qualification in a related construction or engineering discipline.


A mature student who is 23 years of age or older on the 1st January in the calendar year of proposed entry to an undergraduate course. Applicants must submit their application direct to TU Dublin and not through the CAO.


Advanced applications to latter years of the course will be considered for those applicants who already possess experience in the industry and/or possess a construction related undergraduate qualifications. Consideration for the particular year of entry will depend on the level of the course qualification attained by the applicant i.e Higher Certificate, Ordinary Degree and Honours Degree etc.

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Geospatial Surveying or geomatics is all about collecting, processing and managing locational (or spatial) information in order to produce maps, construction drawings and models. The professional responsible for this is a geomatics surveyor. They model, analyse and manage information gathered from many sources, using satellites, drones, laser scanners, aerial cameras and advanced surveying and computing.

This expertise opens up lots of exciting career opportunities at home and abroad.

This programme will educate you in the three fields of activity of Geospatial Surveying: 
M1: Measurement for mapping; 
M2: Modelling using GIS (Geographical Information Science) and BIM (Building Information Modelling) and 
M3: Management of geospatial data

M1: Measurement for mapping involves collecting data relating to the Earth (spatial data). Instruments such as GPS receivers, terrestrial airborne (including drones) and spaceborne cameras and scanners, are used to collect data that is then processed to create digital maps and 3D models of our landscape for development, monitoring and planning.

M2: Modelling using GIS (Geographical Information Science) and BIM (Building Information Modelling) lets us visualise, question, analyse and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns and trends that enable better decisions about location to be made. This involves 3D modelling, computer visualisation, spatial analysis in GIS and BIM and delivery of the results and products (including location-based services) to the client.

M3: Management of geospatial data deals with the four main land administration systems: Land Value for Taxation, Land Tenure for Ownership of Property, Land Use for Planning, and Land Development for Construction and Conservation.

Year One: 

SSPL1001 Topographical Surveying 1

SSPL1050 Topographical Surveying 2

SSPL1021 Applied Surveying

SSPL1004 Maths Methods 1

SSPL1009 Maths Methods 2

SSPL1010 Information Technology 2

SSPL2010 Land Law

SSPL1103 Work Related Learning 1

Year Two:

SSPL2003 Geodetic Surveying 1

SSPL2009 Applied Surveying 2

SSPL2002 Information Technology 3

SSPL2004 Land Administration

SSPL2040 Satellite Surveying (GNSS)

SSPL2008 Information Technology 4

SSPL1007 Map Design & Map Production

SSPLXXXX Work Related Learning 2

Year Three:

SSPL3003 BIM for Geospatial Surveying

SSPL2011 Fundamentals of GIS

SSPL2043 Statistics for Geo Surveying

SSPL2039 Geodetic Surveying 2

SSPL2007 Surveying Computations

SSPL2005 Spatial Analysis

SSPL2012 Photogrammetry

SSPLXXXX Work Related Learning 3

Year Four:

SSPL3005 Advanced Geodetic Surveying

SSPL3006 Coastal Zone & Marine Management

SSPL3007 GIS Modelling and Scripting

SSPL3050 Earth Observation (EO)

SSPL4001 Geographic Information Management

SSPL4005 Land Governance

SSPLXXXX Work Related Learning 4

Year Five:

SSPL4003 Business Management

SSPL4010 Spatial Data Analytics

SSPL3008 Reality Capture

SSPL4008 Spatial Info Applications

SSPLXXXX Work-Based Research Project

One day (8 hours) and one evening (4 hours) per week for four hours

Applications for this course are now open

Apply Here for Year 1

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


5 Years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2023


City Centre: Bolton Street



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