What is Spatial Systems?
Spatial systems explore the science and technology of 3D measurement, mapping and visualisation.
Surveying and spatial information engineers are measurement experts, who map assets, infrastructure and cultural heritage, and track locations of moving objects. Surveying and spatial information engineers use technology such as GPS, laser scanning, imaging, mobile mapping and information systems in order to provide reliable information about the ownership of land, the built and the natural environments, change, movements, and disasters. New sensors, smarter environments and technologies, mobile computing and communication, and vast increases in data constantly transform the capacity and tasks performed by surveying and spatial information engineers.
How to study Spatial Engineering
1. Undergraduate study: Bachelor of Design (3 years)
Complete a Spatial Systems major within the Bachelor of Design or the Bachelor of Science.
For more information, visit the Bachelor of Design website.
2. Graduate study: Master of Engineering (2 years)
To graduate as a Spatial Engineer or IT specialist with professional accreditation, you must complete either:
The spatial information industry comprises remote sensing from satellites, aircraft and ground-based sensors, global positioning systems, conventional surveying, geographic information systems and all forms of data with a geographic coordinate. There is a growing demand for expertise in spatial information, along with a current labour shortage in Australia, ensuring graduates a range of well-paid employment options.
Career opportunities exist in roles relating to land and surveying, in environmental remote sensing, disaster management and in firms specialising in land and resource management, mapping, three dimensional visualisation and spatial data infrastructure.
You will find work with organisations such as Geomatic Technologies, Spatial Vision, Photomapping Services, the Office of the Surveyor-General, Reeds Consulting and Geoscience Australia.