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Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) Major Geographic Information Systems

Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) Major Geographic Information Systems (BSPH)
CRICOS: 079520A

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul
Note: The external study mode requires you to come on-campus for any mandatory residential school courses.

Overview

  • Explore the world of satellite imagery, online maps and geographical information systems with USQ’s Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Geographic Information Systems).
  • Gain in-depth knowledge and skills in geographical data, programming, and remote sensing.
  • Choose a research project in your fourth year to investigate specialist geographical information systems topics.
  • Graduates have a competitive edge by gaining a qualification from one of Australia’s leading spatial science education providers. 

Professional accreditation

When you graduate, you will be eligible to apply for membership with the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute Australia.

Career outcomes

  • As a graduate, you will be able to discover careers as a Geographical Information Systems Officer or Spatial Scientist in transport, primary industries, environment and online mapping sectors.
  • Geographic information systems specialists use satellite remote sensors and geo tags to integrate information for online mapping applications, such as Google Earth, Google Maps and Bing Maps. 
  • Did you know? Spatial scientists were able to assist the people of Haiti after the 2010 Haiti earthquakes by using crowd sourcing information as well as satellites in producing new maps of the country. The spatial scientists mapped Red Cross centres, hospitals and housing for displaced people.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent
  • Recommended prior study: Physics (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent 

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 27
5 x approved courses 5
5 x practice courses (0 unit value) 
Total 32

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Practical experience

As part of this degree, you will need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this degree.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will 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.

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. View the USQ Handbook or please contact us for more information.

Other major

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35280
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35280

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 079520A

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2022 - Monday 21 February, 2022
  • Semester 2, 2022 - Monday 11 July, 2022
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