About SAGE

SAGE stands for Surveying and Geospatial Engineering. It is part of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

1949 Surveying courses were offered in School of Civil Engineering, UNSW

1957 The first independent undergraduate degree in surveying was established in the UNSW School of Civil Engineering

1970 Independent School of Surveying was established with significant growth in the field under founding Professor Peter Angus-Leppan

1975 Three departments, Geodesy, Photogrammetry, and Surveying were formed in the School to take account of emerging technologies deriving from developments in electronics and space science, including satellite technology for geo-positioning and remote sensing.

1977 A major Image Analysis Laboratory was installed in the School

1981 The Centre for Remote Sensing (later known as the Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)) was established jointly with the UNSW Schools of Geography and Electrical Engineering.

1990 All GPS-related research was organised under the Satellite Navigation and Positioning (SNAP) group and was expanded to encompass other navigation technologies and applications.

1994 School changes name to the School of Geomatics Engineering to reflect its expansion of education and research beyond those of traditional surveying, to include remote sensing, geographic information analysis, image processing and satellite positioning. 

2001 School changes name to the School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems

2010 Two separate undergraduate degrees were launched, a Bachelor of Engineering (GeoInformation Systems) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Surveying).

2012 School changes name to the School of Surveying and Geospatial Engineering (SAGE)

2013 SAGE merged to School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CVEN)

2018 Surveying and Geospatial Engineering Laboratory was established to better support teaching and research to SAGE academic staff and HDR students, and other surveying and geospatial engineering related research projects.