Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

School of Surveying and Geospatial Sciences

Department of Surveying Science and Technology

Surveying, taken in the relatively narrow sense as land surveying, is the measurement technologies principally used for the production of maps or setting out of any system. The core of surveying is topometry, which is the measurement and graphic description of topography of any object from that of the earth itself to the smallest item as may be found in manufacturing or medicine. These studies have been collated under the Department of Surveying Science and Technology. The Department is concerned with geospatial measurements and topometric descriptions of objects through the use of various techniques in mapping. The Department is in particular concerned with the application of surveying techniques in engineering, environmental management, manufacturing, and even biomedicine.