h244 - Surveying and Mapping Science BSc

Surveying and Mapping Science BSc Honours

UCAS Code: H244 (3 Years)

Course Overview

Surveying and mapping uses state-of-the-art technology and mathematical-based analysis to study the built and natural environments.

Students using surveying equipment in the countryside. The School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences gives students access to an exceptional range of facilities equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation.

At a Glance


UCAS Institution Name and Code

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Levels: ABB
IB: 34 points

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This allows us to go beyond simply observing the world around us, to collecting and analysing data about it.

This professionally accredited degree focuses on the science, technology and maths behind map making and coordinate systems.

It spans geography, science, mathematics and ICT and will appeal to students with an interest in engineering, technology and the environment.

There is a large market for expertise in this area and graduates of this degree are in demand, with excellent employment prospects.

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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programming modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

You will select the following module if you have A level Mathematics at grade B or above:

You will select the following modules if you don't have A level Mathematics or with A level Mathematics at grade C or below:

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

*Available for students entering Stage 3 in 2017/18 onwards

Optional modules

You choose a further 20 credits (10 credits from 2017/18) of modules normally from the following list:

**Not available for students entering Stage 3 in 2017/18 onwards

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry‌ (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.


Surveying and Mapping Science careers

Geomatics involves using cutting-edge technology and will appeal to those who are looking for an exciting and professional future.

As a geomatics graduate you will not only be highly proficient in a variety of specialised geomatics skills but also have other attributes that are applicable to many other professions.

Numeracy, literacy, data handling, communication, computing and research skills will stand you in good stead whatever career you decide to go into.

For graduates who remain in geomatics, indoor and outdoor activities are both essential and you are usually working as part of a team, developing your skills in communicating with other professionals in related disciplines.

You will be highly proficient in data collection, analysis, management and visualisation, as well as having a sound basis in mathematics and science principles.

Other graduates may look outside the sector, and consider a wide range of careers such as computing, management consultancy, finance, teaching or the armed forces.

Our graduates work in a range of organisations, including:

  • specialist land, air and offshore mapping companies
  • central and local government agencies
  • cartographic publishers
  • suppliers of computer-based mapping technology and GIS
  • utility companies
  • civil engineering contractors
  • oil exploration multinationals
  • geophysical consultants

Find out more about the career options for graduates from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding



Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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