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h244 - Surveying and Mapping Science BSc

Surveying and Mapping Science BSc Honours

UCAS Code: H244 (full time: 3 Years)

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Course Overview

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

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
H244

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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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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Opportunities

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

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

This degree 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.

Highlights of this degree

Meet James: Engineering Surveyor - Skanska UK

The volume of practicals and great one to one assistance and approachability of the staff meant any questions were answered quickly and thoroughly.

James, Graduate, Surveying and Mapping Science
Photograph of graduate James -Skanska UK

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Course Details

Modules for 2018 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2018 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2019 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2019).

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. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

    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 2019 entry.

    Undergraduate Admissions Policy

    See our 2018 Admissions Policy (PDF: 185 KB).

    See further policies related to admission.

    Careers

    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.

    Graduates of our degree are highly sought after. Of our recent graduates in employment, 100% were in professional or managerial jobs. The average salary was more than £24,000 (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2014–15).

    Our annual careers fair allows you to meet companies and organisations from across the industry. You can chat with graduates from our course, and discover the latest industry and technology trends.

    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. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

    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.

    95% of our 2016 UK-domiciled graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    Of our graduates who entered employment more than three quarters (78%) achieved 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.

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    • institution code - N21

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