Spatial Information

In a world where everything is geolocated, a degree in spatial information will keep you at the forefront of the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and how our cities work. Develop sought-after skills in mapping and visualisation, geographic information systems (GIS), 3D computer visualisations, surveying and satellite image processing.

By studying at Australia’s top university for engineering and technology*, you will be guided by academics who are leading research into disaster management, smart cities and mobility, land management, and surveying.

Benefit from an industry aligned curriculum, with access to internships in the transport, infrastructure, surveying and ICT sectors.

Maximise your career opportunities with an internationally recognised masters qualification.


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How to study spatial information at Melbourne

Our educational model is an Australian first, aligned with the top international universities. We designed it to help students develop the flexible mindset and complex problem-solving skills required to solve future challenges and make a difference on a global scale.

You start with an undergraduate (or bachelor) degree, focusing on spatial systems from day one, while also exploring subjects outside your discipline to develop a breadth of skills that will give you a competitive edge in the workplace.

To become professionally accredited, you will complete either the:

  • Master of Engineering (Spatial), recognised by Engineers Australia, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Surveyors Registration Board, and EUR-ACE®**, or
  • Master of Information Technology (Spatial), recognised by the Australian Computer Society and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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Your career opportunities

As a spatial engineer or IT professional, you will be working in one of the fastest growing ICT industries. From aeronautics to urban planning, our graduates are working in areas including:

Industries Companies Job roles
Land and Resources
Transport and Infrastructure
Urban Planning
Research and Development
Department of Economics Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Reeds Consulting
JRL Land Surveyors
BR Smith & Associates Surveyors
Synchronoss Technologies
Office of Surveyor-General
Geospatial Analyst
Engineering Surveyor
Technical Consultant
GIS Specialist
Web Developer
Project Surveyor
Business Intelligence Consultant
Spatial Data Scientist
GIS/Spatial & Telecommunications Engineer

* QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018
** The Master of Engineering (Spatial) is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia until sufficient students have graduated from the course. Changes to accreditation status will be backdated, so that all graduates receive full accreditation when it is granted.