Monday, 23 April 2012

Survey in South Africa
In South Africa there are mainly three branches of surveying of which a student may wish to study. It is quite commonplace for prospective students to confuse these three fields of survey with each other.


Engineering survey
Has its main focus on topographical survey (terrestrial or hydro-graphic) and the positioning of large man made structures such as buildings, roads and dams).
Students who wish to study engineering survey study towards a Btech degree at a University of Technology.


Land Surveying
Focuses mainly on Cadastral surveying (positioning and placement of property boundaries and sub division of land and all lawful aspects it may involve)
Students who wish to study Land survey study towards a BSc degree at a University.

Mine surveying
Survey of mineral deposits, quantities and excavations as well as the positioning of prospective excavations.
Students who wish to study Mine survey study towards a National Diploma at a University.


Note:
Although a surveyor in each of the above mentioned survey fields may survey quantities that does NOT make him a QUANTITY SURVEYOR (of profession!!!). The quantity survey study field is an entity on its own and should not be confused with the above mentioned fields.

Btech Degree in Engineering Surveying Institutions
In South Africa there are three institutions whom offer engineering surveying up and until a degree level and one institution up and until a national diploma.


 1) Tshwane University of technology
BTech Survey
012 382 5211
viljoena@tut.ac.za




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2) Durban University of Technology
BTech Survey
031 373 2816
pauline@dut.ac.za




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3) Cape Peninsula University of Technology 
Btech Survey
021 460 3130
cassiemb@cput.ac.za




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4) mangusotho University of Technology
NDip survey
031 907 7232
lungim@mut.ac.za




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BSc Degree in Surveying
Only two institutions offer Land Surveying.

1) University of Cape Town
021 650 2699
ebe-faculty@uct.ac.za




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2) University of Kwazulu Natal
031 260 2687
geomatics@ukzn.ac.za




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NDip Mineral Surveying
On offer at University of Johannesburg.


011 559 6186
hgrobler@uj.ac.za




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