National Diploma in Surveying

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

6, 240 2.0
Full-time for two years starting in February.
Part-time options, particularly suitable for people already employed in the industry, starting in February or July (consultation necessary)
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 24 February - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 21 November
NZ$5382 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

International fees

Programme summary

Want a career in land surveying? Become knowledgeable about a wide range of surveying topics, including cadastral surveying, engineering surveying, geodetic surveying, geology, land administration and Computer Aided Design.

Land surveyors have to be skilled in both measurement and resource management. They collect and analyse information about land, water and other natural resources, and help manage our environment by mapping the earth and the sea floor, establishing property boundaries, and providing accurate data for engineering works. The National Diploma in Surveying prepares you for this varied career.


  • Recognised and supported by the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (NZIS).
  • A nationally recognised qualification for survey technicians that equips you with the skills to work as a land surveyor.
  • Enables you to apply for associate membership of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.
  • Emphasis on practical assignments.
  • Access to the latest surveying equipment.
  • A focus on technology: because surveyors have to be up-to-date with the latest technology, you'll further your computer skills and learn to use surveying software.
  • Relevant to your future career: our advisory boards include many experts who keep us up-to-date with industry trends and relevant legislation.


Links with industry

You'll also benefit from our close relationship with leading industry companies who provide supplies, on-site training and support to enhance the learning experience.


Prepare for success

Well-prepared students have the best chance of success in their studies, so we've put together a free online guide so you can refresh and sharpen some of the skills you'll use on this programme.

Last edited: 16 December 2013