WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,102 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science
Campus:Durban; Pietermaritzburg
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Land Surveying deals with the field of Geomatics, which is derived from the word “geo” (meaning of the earth) and “matics” (a derivative of informatics). The recent introduction of Geomatics is because of the digital revolution, which has revolutionised the traditional survey instruments and also our methods of presenting and transmitting that information.


ENCH1TC Tech. Comm. for Engineers (8)

ENSV1G2 Geomatics 2 (16)

ENSV1G1 Geomatics 1 (16)

ENSV1GM Introduction to Geomorphology (8)

MATH131 Mathematics 1A (Eng) (16)

MATH141 Mathematics 1B (Eng) (16)

MATH132 Applied Mathematics 1A (Eng) (16)

MATH142 Applied Mathematics 1B (Eng) (16)

PHYS151 Engineering Physics 1A (16)

PHYS152 Engineering Physics 1B (16)

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
NSC degree pass
– Mathematics and Physical Science Level 6 (70%)
– English and Life Orientation Level 4 (50%)
– 3 other subjects with at least 2 from the designated list

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $28
Application Fees for International Students: $128

How to apply
– Applicants must satisfy University-wide entrance requirements in addition to the above subject requirements and must have a full National Senior Certificate for Degrees.
– First-time matric applicants must have a minimum Accumulated Point Score of 33.
– Applicants who have attended other tertiary institutions prior to applying to study for a Land Surveying Degree must present an academic record from the said institution.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Building surveyor
– Quantity surveyor
– Energy engineer
– Minerals surveyor
– Rural practice surveyor
– Geophysicist

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,102
Tuition Fees for International Students: $12,747

South African students pay R51435 per year as tuition fees.
Students from SADC countries pay local tuition fees plus a levy of R3400 (R1800 per semester)

Application fee:
All students from SADC and other African countries pay: R470
All students from outside of Africa: U$146

Students from within Africa but outside SADC and from the rest of the world are required to pay US$ 14 535.00 per annum; i.e. U$ 6 895.00 per semester (first or second) inclusive of the international levy, where registration is required for one semester only to complete a qualification.

Relevant Contact

Mrs Bilkiss Alladeen
Teaching and Learning Enquiries
Mohamed Mostafa
Academic Leader