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Geospatial Surveying / Suirbhéireacht Gheospásúil

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

2022 CAO Points: 298

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

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Minimum Grade in


Eng OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:

  • 5M2208 Design
  • 5M2067 Information Processing
  • 5M2586 Horticulture
  • 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
  • 5M5010 Construction Technology
  • 5M5148 Outdoor Sport & Recreation
  • 5M2154 Cultural & Heritage Studies
  • 5M5028 Applied Ecology
  • 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
  • 5M1940 Computer Aided Design
  • 5M1995 Graphic Design
  • 5M2102 Auctioneering


Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

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Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.  Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

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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 course 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.

An Advanced Entry option (an application to any year after Year 1) is available. All applications are made through the CAO.

Graduates from the course are highly sought after at home and abroad by private companies and government agencies. The BSc (Hons) degree is accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES). Graduates can become professional members and chartered surveyors.

The expertise graduates acquire opens up exciting career opportunities in private industry and government agencies analysing and managing information from a range of technological sources.

  • SSPL1001 Topographical Surveying 1
  • SSPL1050 Topographical Surveying 2
  • SSPL1002 Geo-Spatial Awareness
  • SSPL1004 Maths Methods 1
  • SSPL1005 Information Technology 1
  • SSPL1006 Professional Development 1
  • SSPL1007 Map Design & Map Production
  • SSPL1009 Maths Methods 2
  • SSPL1010 Information Technology 2
  • SSPL1021 Applied Surveying
  • SSPL2004 Land Administration
  • SSPL2002 Information Technology 3
  • SSPL2003 Geodetic Surveying 1
  • SSPL2005 Spatial Analysis
  • SSPL2007 Surveying Computations
  • SSPL2008 Information Technology 4
  • SSPL2009 Applied Surveying 2
  • SSPL2010 Land Law
  • SSPL2011 Fundamentals of GIS
  • SSPL2012 Photogrammetry
  • SSPL2039 Geodetic Surveying 2
  • SSPL2040 Satellite Surveying (GNSS)
  • SSPL2043 Statistics for Geo Surveying 
  • SSPL3001 Work Placement
  • SSPL3003 BIM for Geospatial Surveying
  • SSPL3004 Project Management
  • SSPL3005 Advanced Geodetic Surveying
  • SSPL3006 Coastal Zone & Marine Management
  • SSPL3007 GIS Modelling and Scripting
  • SSPL3008 Reality Capture
  • SSPL3050 Earth Observation (EO) 
  • SSPL4001 Geographic Information Management
  • SSPL4003 Business Management
  • SSPL4004 Applied Geospatial Surveying
  • SSPL4005 Land Governance
  • SSPL4002 Dissertation
  • SSPL4008 Spatial Info Applications
  • SSPL4010 Spatial Data Analytics 


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TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

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City Centre: Bolton Street


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