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School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Newcastle University has a long tradition of high quality education and research in surveying, mapping and GIS. Students studying either of our RICS-accredited undergraduate courses have access to excellent facilities, undertake high levels of practical and fieldwork, and enjoy very close links to employers – there is an annual industry awareness and careers evening and the employment rate for 2011 graduates was 100%.
Situated in one of the best student cities in the UK, Newcastle University is part of the elite Russell Group of Universities. As well as excellent research and teaching, Newcastle is a Top 10 sporting university, has an award winning library service, and is ranked among the top institutions in the country for student experience.
RICS partnership accredited courses
BSc (Hons) Surveying & Mapping Science (H244) uses state-of-the-art technology and mathematical-based analysis to study the built and natural environments.
BSc (Hons) Geographic Information Science (F862) stresses focuses on the systems and software for analysing geographic data about the world around us.
Most graduates stay within the profession with offshore surveying the most popular destination. An increasing number of graduates are going on to work as civil engineering surveyors on major infrastructure projects, or as surveyors in specialist companies or the Ordnance Survey. As more and more businesses seek to gain a commercial advantage through improved customer and business analysis, more jobs in GIS are emerging in the private sector alongside the traditional GIS users of national and local government.
All candidates are considered on an individual basis. Typical entry requirements are ABB-BBB excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. Preference will be given to applicants with mathematical, science-based or geography A levels. GCSE Mathematics grade B required if not offered at A or AS level.
RICS accredited courses
BSc Hons Geographic Information Science
BSc Hons Surveying and Mapping Science
MSc Environmental Engineering
MSc Flood Risk Management
MSc Hydrogeology and Water Management
MSc Hydrology and Climate Change