CPUT BTech: Surveying  Course and Fees

Course Information and Fees


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.

Career Opportunities
Surveyors can go into private practice or may be employed by government departments, land surveying firms or municipalities.

Admission requirements


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

Professional Registration
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.
Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

Certain subjects are not offered every year. See timetable for 2016 to 2024.

Compulsory subject(s):
Compulsory subject(s):
Compulsory subject(s):
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
Email: kleinhansl@cput.ac.za
Contact: Ms Z Rawoot – Faculty Office
Telephone: +27 21 953 8729
Fax: N/A
Email: rawootz@cput.ac.za
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2024 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 


This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.

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