Associate Degree of Spatial Science (Surveying)
Your career outdoors
Experience the great outdoors working as a Surveyor or Surveyor’s Assistant, with USQ’s Associate Degree of Spatial Science (Surveying). The Associate Degree of Spatial Science will give you the freedom of choice to start up your career or set a stepping stone for further study.
If you’re an outdoors kind of person, then surveying might be just what you’re looking for. Through the course you will be equipped with the knowledge to apply to new technologies, such as satellite based Global Positioning Systems and Geographic Information to a broad range of surveying projects including land development and mining. With the knowledge you’ll gain from your Associate Degree, you will have the opportunity to begin your career as a Surveying Assistant, Technician or Associate.
When you graduate with your Associate Degree you are eligible for registration with the Surveyors Board of Queensland as well as for membership with the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Australia.
In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9048|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 22960|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
- Recommended prior study: Mathematics B (4, SA).
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.