Cadastral Surveying

Subject GEOM90041 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours of lectures and 24 hours of lab exercises
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Note: ABPL90041 may also be taken concurrently.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Barrie Bremner

Subject Overview: Cadastral surveying is a core task of the surveying industry and profession. This subject introduces the legal framework of cadastral surveying, the land tenure system in Victoria, and the methods of performing cadastral surveys, including computations and documentation, as it is required for land acquisition, land compensation and land subdivision procedures.
Objectives: Upon completion of this subject students will have the ability to:
  • identify the legal and technical requirements for making a cadastral survey in Victoria;
  • explain the preparation of the corresponding documentation in the form of plans and reports;
  • describe the legal and administrative procedures associated with land development in Victoria.
Assessment: One 3-hour written examination at the end of semester (60%). Two cadastral surveying practical assignments with preparation of resulting computations and survey documents (15% each), each of a workload of 20 hours, and a 1000-word written assignment (10%). The 3 assignments are due at monthly intervals during the semester.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
  • Understanding of social, cultural, global, and environmental responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development
  • Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, and commitment to them
  • Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Master of Engineering (Geomatics)

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