We have superb links with industry and run a regular programme of guest speakers. You’ll also visit major projects in London - one of the world’s most dynamic construction areas.
You’ll undertake a 50-50 split of academic and practical work. This will involve fieldwork projects, including a residential scheme at the end of your first year, and classroom and laboratory exercises.
You’ll also be able to apply for student membership of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors - an international qualifying body dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working in civil engineering.
Your future career
This Surveying and Mapping Sciences (Hons) course, offered by University of East London, has a superb record in getting graduates into employment.
Likely UK destinations include the Highways Agency, Network Rail, Thames Water and local authorities.
The emphasis placed internationally on precision measurement of boundaries in property sales means surveyors are hugely valued worldwide.
Many overseas students who graduate from this course return home to work in their government land survey departments.
Other graduates have moved into UK companies specialising in surveying land for new houses or roads.
The course is also a route into forensic surveying, which establishes precise data for use in court cases. You might be involved in checking measurements following a serious road accident, or attending a serious crime scene, such as the aftermath of bomb explosion.
Your knowledge of hydrographic surveying will equip you for worldwide employment opportunities in the fields of offshore gas and oil exploration.
These skills are also required for tasks such as searching for aircraft which have disappeared over the ocean. The search in the Pacific for a missing Malaysian Airlines plane in 2014 involved hydrographic surveyors.
Recent UEL graduates in Surveying and Mapping Sciences have gone on to land jobs with FUGRO, Plowman Craven, Ordnance Survey, Scopus, Survey Solutions and Crossrail.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Land and Construction Surveying
- Maths and IT in the built Environment
- Introduction to the Built Environment
- GIS & Mapping
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesGeographical Information Systems (GIS) View 86 other Masters in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
- Extended Diploma or Diploma
- Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level
International13080 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13080 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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