BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)
The course broadens and deepens the theoretical knowledge base acquired in the National Diploma, as well as the technical aspects of surveying, geodesy and management. Graduates have the competence to design surveying networks and projects that will form the basis for land development.Surveying (or geomatics) is the science of surveying (measuring) and mapping the face of the earth. Mapping forms the foundation of physical planning and land development. A surveyor is responsible for the collection, representation, analysis, management, retrieval and modelling of spatial data (natural and man-made features on the earth). It involves fieldwork for data capturing and computer data processing.
A surveyor may specialise in different areas such as engineering surveying, photogrammetry or cadastral surveying.
Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
To manage the collection and presentation of spatial data. To design survey control networks.
Surveyors can go into private practice or may be employed by government departments, land surveying firms or municipalities.
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements
The BTech: Surveying is accredited by South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors (PLATO). Graduates will comply with the academic requirements for registration and may after completion of a prescribed practical training and law exam apply for registration as a professional engineering Surveyor.
The fees for 2023reflected below may be subject to change.
Please confirm the final fee amount by contacting the relevant Faculty Office or contact person as listed at the bottom of this page.
Number of subjects required to complete this course: 8
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Two years
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ms L Kleinhans – Departmental Queries
Telephone: +27 21 959 6206
Fax: +27 21 959 6299
Contact: Ms Z Rawoot – Faculty Office
Telephone: +27 21 953 8729