Master of Spatial Information Science
This program provides an opportunity for graduates from a wide variety of backgrounds to study spatial information combined with specialisations including economics, psychology, computer science, planning, civil engineering or geomatics.
Spatial information provides timely and appropriate provision of information about the location of people, objects or sites and their spatial properties and relationships. This course presents an opportunity for those with a background in computer science, environments (planning, landscape and agriculture), economics, cognitive science or public health, to become part of an interesting, challenging and dynamic industry in which there is a strong demand for qualified professionals. The discipline offers scope to apply a range of social and technical skills, while also developing a specialist area of in-depth knowledge. This program offers access to some of the world's leading teachers and researchers in this field, with close connections to global research teams and to the Australian spatial information industry, industry-led subjects and industry internships, key networking opportunities and preparation for a career in spatial information. The Master of Spatial Information Science is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors. There is a growing demand for people with expertise in spatial information, along with a current labour shortage in Australia.
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Joanne has recently completed her Bachelor of Environments, majoring in Geomatics, and has begun a Master of Spatial Information Science.
Throughout her undergraduate course, Joanne has enjoyed working on fascinating assignments such as a GPS scavenger hunt using Google Maps, 3D modelling of projected water levels after flooding and a week-long surveying camp at the University’s Dookie campus.
Every industry that exists will at one time or another need a spatial expert; whether an organisation needs to conduct a survey of their property or investigate soil health or water quality. Spatial experts can end up in all sorts of places, from working in the middle of a forest doing management resources, to working in a mine or surveying.
I don’t think I could do one thing forever. This is why I like geomatics, because I know there are so many different ways I can apply my skills.