Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 24 units
- 3 years or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
Only fully accredited program offered externally
Experience the impact of Geographic Information Systems with the help of USQ’s Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems). As the leading provider of Spatial Science programs in Australia, USQ offers a practical, skill and knowledge based program. Study while you work, either via distance or on campus, giving you the flexibility to adapt your study to your life.
Why Geographic Information Systems?
As the only fully accredited program offered externally, USQ’s Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems) will prepare you for a career in one of Australia’s most rapidly changing industries. Work with sophisticated technology and tools including satellite imagery and laser measurement systems for 3D mapping and visualisation of the natural and built environment and develop practical experience alongside technical, analytical and leadership skills.
Most USQ Spatial Science students secure professional employment before they graduate through the work experience they gain through their degree. With your experience and expertise, you’ll have the opportunity to work as a professional Geographic Information Systems Manger or Spatial Information Analyst in areas including the Government, environmental or transportation.
When you graduate with your Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology in Geographic Information Systems, you will be eligible to apply for membership with the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Australia.
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.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 24080|
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.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 16/64. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent
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.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.
How to apply
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student, or
- want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.