Bachelor of Science (Spatial Systems Major)

3 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 002153M

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Course Description

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.

What you study

The Bachelor of Science requires completion of a total of 300 points of study over three years full time, usually comprising four subjects per semester. Alternatively, the course can be completed part time.

The core subjects of this major include mathematics, engineering computation, and introductions to surveying, geographic information systems, imaging and land administration. This specialisation emphasises team-based project work, problem-solving and industry interaction. The core subjects of this major will be combined with other science and engineering subjects.

Completing a Spatial Systems major within the Bachelor of Science qualifies you to graduate as an engineer or IT specialist with professional accreditation, after completing one of these graduate courses:

Career outcomes

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.

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.

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