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Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems)

Summary
Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology Major Geographic Information Systems (BSST)
  • CRICOS: 053512D

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

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.

Professional accreditation

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.

Other major available for the Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology is Surveying.

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.

Courses to be studied Units
1 x major 24
plus 3 x practice courses (0 units value)  0
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

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

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 26640
On-campus AUD 30480

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Residential schools

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

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4 SA) or equivalent, and Mathematics A (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
 

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.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 053512D

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

Credit for previous study 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.