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Surveying degrees abroad

Qualified surveyors are experts at analyzing, measuring, and recording the spatial characteristics of landscapes. This data is then used to inform the mapping, planning, and construction stages of projects.

Surveying is a broad field with plenty of opportunities to specialize in different areas, including quantity, building, property, and environmental surveying. You’ll gain a detailed understanding of the techniques and processes used by surveyors, as well as gathering hands-on experience that will prepare you for a successful career in the sector.

The global need for surveyors means that you can choose to study abroad in several different countries. Not only will you encounter new landscapes and technologies that will enrich your knowledge of surveying, but you’ll meet international professionals, explore a new country, and make new friends.

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Surveying program structure

You can study surveying as a diploma, certificate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree.

The most popular course of study is to complete a BSc. Most universities strongly recommend that you undertake at least one placement year during your studies to gain industry insight and practical experience, so undergraduate courses will typically last at least four years.

Once you’ve finished your BSc, you can go on to study a postgraduate qualification. An MSc usually takes between one and two years to complete, whereas a PhD can take anywhere from four to seven years.

Most of your teaching will be done through lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and tutorials. Many universities will also organize guest presentations from industry experts, as well as field trips to local surveying projects. The way you’re assessed will depend on the module, but you can expect to complete exams, coursework, presentations, group projects, and practical assessments.

What you study on your surveying degree will vary from university to university. However, most programs will cover these core topics:

  • The built environment
  • Understanding construction
  • Construction technology
  • Construction design
  • Land law and registration
  • Analytical skills
  • Managing contracts

Types of surveying degrees

Surveying study abroad programs

Surveying undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in surveying

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    Surveying with honours - BSurv RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,771 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 38,400 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Building Surveying - BSc (Hons) University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,769 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,850 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Building Surveying - BSc (Hons) London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,831 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,900 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Building Surveying - BSc (Hons) (with placement) University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,194 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,200 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Building Surveying (Belfast Campus) - BSc (Hons) Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,756 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,840 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in surveying

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    Surveying and Geospatial Engineering Technology - Dip Lethbridge College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,049 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,578 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Surveying graduate programs

Master's in surveying

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    Building Surveying - MSc University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,515 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Building Surveying - MSc/PGDip London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Master's/Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    25,777 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,667 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Civil Engineering and Surveying - MPhil University of Portsmouth, UK
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,975 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,800 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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Doctorate in surveying

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    Civil Engineering and Surveying - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    6 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,975 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,800 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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Diploma in surveying

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    Building Surveying - MSc/PGDip London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Master's/Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    25,777 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,667 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Building Surveying

Future surveying careers

Thanks to the global shortage of surveyors, the career prospects for surveying graduates are exciting. Every country around the world needs skilled surveyors if they are to construct safe and modern buildings, so you’ll be in high-demand when it comes to the following roles:

  • Building surveyor
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Commercial/residential surveyor
  • Architectural technologist
  • Estimator
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Project manager
  • Site engineer

If you’re unsure about what type of surveying you’d like to specialize in, discuss the differences and similarities between roles with your career advice service. They’ll help you to secure some work experience with surveying companies where you’ll be able to get a taste of what aspects you enjoy most.