Department of Surveying and Land Studies
clinic and elementary schools are provided for Diploma program will be based on their own
these resettled people. merits, including their academic performances in
the undergraduate Bachelor of Surveying degree
COURSE OBJECTIVES program
The objectives of the Postgraduate Diploma in
Surveying Practice (PGSP) Course are:- COURSE STRUCTURE
1. Prepare surveying graduates for registration The course is designed to provide proficiency in
and practice as a Registered and Licensed professional practice leading to the registration and
Surveyor. licensing of Surveyors in PNG. On completion of
2. Further develop the practical skills and this a candidate will be awarded a Postgraduate
knowledge gained from the Bachelor’s Degree Diploma in Surveying Practice, a Certificate
in Surveying and tailors this towards the Competency to practice as Registered Surveyor
Practice of Surveying. and a License to carry Cadastral Surveying.
3. in managing Private Survey firms in PNG.
4. Emphasis in Planning and Surveying of rural The Course is divided into eight (8) subjects. Each
community centers, rural development projects unit comprises both theoretical and practical skills
such as water supply and agricultural projects. pertaining to professional survey practices as
5. To promote a team approach and effective stipulated in the Survey Act 1969, Survey Co-
communication in the application of skills and ordination Act, Survey Direction 1900 (Office of
knowledge of surveying; and Surveyor General) and Standard Survey
6. To understand the roles and responsibilities of Instruction (PNG Department of Works). The
many other professional individuals or groups course structure is shown below:
engaged in any resource development projects.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Course Structure – Full time format: One year
Normal Entry course comprising of all core units and one
To be eligible for consideration for entry into the elective each in both semesters.
course an applicant must have;
a) A Bachelors Degree in Surveying from the SEMESTER 1
University of Technology, or Core Subjects:
b) Hold a recognized Bachelors Degree in Subject Code Credit Pts Contact Hrs
Surveying from other tertiary institutions as Project Hrs Total Hrs
considered by the Head of Surveying Land SP711: Professional Practice Management 1
Studies Department or an authorized Entry 4 39
Committee to be at least equivalent to the 39 78
Degree of Bachelor of Surveying from the SP713: Boundary Definition Surveys
Papua New Guinea University of Technology, 1(Rural/Urban)
Lae. 5 39
Prior Practical Experience SP715: Surveying Computing & Processing
a) An applicant must have appropriate two (2) 4 39
years of field experience in surveying 39 78
following graduation from the Papua New
Guinea University of Technology or from other Electives: Select one subject from below.
similar tertiary institutions prior to entry into Subject Code Credit Pts Contact Hrs
the Postgraduate Diploma of Surveying Project Hrs Total Hrs
Practice at the University of Technology An SP717: Engineering Survey 1
applicant must be an associate member of the 4 39
Association of Surveyors of PNG. 39 78
Selection of candidates into the Postgraduate SP719: Property Development Surveys
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4 39 Candidates must be registered in three (3) core
39 78 subjects and one (1) elective in each semester for
SP721: Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing full-time enrollment.
39 78 CREDIT POINTS
The Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying Practice
SEMESTER 2 studies consists of a minimum of 33 credit points
Core Subjects: for duration of one year full-time study which may
Subject Code Credit Pts Contact Hrs also be studied over two year on part-time. The
Project Hrs Total Hrs maximum time for completion is two years for
SP716: Urban and Regional Planning full-time student and four years for a part-time
4 39 student.
39 78 Student wishing to complete Postgraduate
SP720: GIS and GPS Diploma in Surveying Practice Studies should
4 39 select eight units specified in the course structure.
39 78 Most of the units are four credit point units.
SP722: Project Site Surveys
4 39 The credit points were determined as follows:
39 78 a) One credit point is equivalent to one hour per
week for thirteen weeks on theory work.
Electives: Select one subject from below. b) One credit point is equivalent to three hour per
Subject Code Credit Pts Contact Hrs week for thirteen weeks on practical work.
Project Hrs Total Hrs
SP712: Professional Practice Management 2 THE DETAILED SYLLABUS
4 39 In this section the detailed contents of the
39 78 Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying Practice is
SP714: Boundary Definition Surveys 2 provided. A review should be made regularly to
5 39 either develop the contents of the subjects or
78 117 introduce new subjects to allow for the changes in
SP718: Engineering Surveying 2 legislation and technology.
4 39 The following are the Guidelines for Professional
39 78 Training Agreement (PTA) and the Survey
PART-TIME ENROLLMENT Practice Course (SPC).
Course Structure – Part time format: A two year
duration comprising of all core units and an
elective in each semester. SP 711: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Semester 1: SP 713 Boundary Definition Credit Points: 4
SP 715 Survey Computing & Hours per Week: (3 + 3) hrs
Semester 2: SP 712 Project Site Surveys Objectives:
An Elective The practice of surveying demands more than the
Year 2 knowledge and expertise in the technical aspects of
Semester 1: SP711 Professional Practice the science of surveying. A broad understanding
Management 1 and competence in the operations and management
An Elective of a survey office, business requirements and
Semester 2: SP 714 GIS and GPS professional responsibilities is necessary for
SP 716 Town Planning successful professional practice. On completion of
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this subject, students should be able to:- Definition Surveys 1 and Property
1. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing Development Surveys 20%.
at a professional level. Use full a range of 2. A business plan for small to medium
media options. Compile, interpret and present survey firm 40%.
information. Interpret briefs and instructions. 3. A brief, prepared preparatory to
Issue a clear, accurate instructions and appearance as an expert witness, in a
meaningful advice. practice court 20%.
2. Prepare and present technical reports and 4. Prepare Oral presentation of the above
papers to professional forums. Prepare position 20%.
and discussion papers on surveying and allied
3. Prepare and interpret professional surveying SP 712: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
reports. Prepare specification and standards. MANAGEMENT II
Prepare submissions and quotations.
4. Operate in accordance with Government acts, Credit Points: 4
Regulations or instructions. Enter into legal
matters pertaining to land and land information Hours per Week: (3 + 3) hrs
with clients, colleagues and other
professionals. Advise clients on legal Objectives:
requirements relating to land development and The practice of surveying demands more than the
on land rights, land tenure and rights of entry. knowledge and expertise in the technical aspects of
5. Represent the concerns of clients and/or special the science of surveying. A broad understanding
interest groups to government, regulators and and competence in the operations and management
other stakeholders. Negotiate solutions to of a survey office, business requirements and
common problems with other parties. professional responsibilities is necessary for
Contribute to intention of surveying activities successful professional practice. This unit is a
with the activities of other professionals. continuation of Professional Management 1. On
completion of this subject, graduates should be
Syllabus: able to:-
Communicating effectively. Presenting, 1. Effectively carry out planning, organization,
promoting, reporting on and advocating ideas on directing and control tasks, people and other
surveying, land development and allied areas of resources of a small to medium survey firm.
practice. Preparing and comprehending surveying 2. Adopt a sound business practices including
documents. Comprehending, reporting on and economic planning, financial management and
discussing relevant legal matters. Collaborating compliance with legislative requirements.
with colleagues and other interested parties. 3. Effectively manage human resources.
4. Provide training and development programs for
Assessments: his/her subordinates in the work place.
PTA Portfolio 5. Apply and maintain project management
1. A range of letters and reports written in principles.
relation to surveys and developments 6. Apply and maintain self-management
2. A business plan for small to medium survey principles.
firm 7. Apply and maintain quality assurance
3. A brief to a solicitor explaining the surveying principles.
background of a potential litigation 8. Implement and complete all requirements of
4. A short report on visit to a related matter in a the projects that are undertaken.
SPC Assessments Planning and organization of a business firm;
1. Letters and reports prepared for Boundary sound business practices. Human resource
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