In 2021, USQ will offer one Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) Bursary to support one student commencing study in the area of Spatial Science (Surveying).
Mine surveying is a specialist area of surveying involving the measurement, representation and management of data associated with a mining operation.
Mine Surveyors are responsible for guiding and controlling the location where mining occurs. They apply their specialised skills in dynamic and diverse environments, to accurately and efficiently plan and measure the location of mining in three dimensions to produce operational and statutory mine plans, using the latest in global navigation satellite systems (GPS), automated surveying technology and computer aided drafting.
Mine Surveyors are employed in open cut (surface) and underground mines in both the coal and metalliferous industries and also assist in mine planning, exploration and in securing and renewing mining approvals.
Mine Surveyors are required to be accredited (Registered) to carry out mining surveys. This process involves obtaining practical mine surveying experience after completing tertiary education and the preparation of a number of specialized mining projects to demonstrate competency.