Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 8 units
- 1 year or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
Extend your knowledge in surveying
USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying) is ideal if you have a three or four year bachelor degree in a field other than engineering and you want to extend your knowledge in surveying. You don’t even need work experience to commence your postgraduate studies in this degree.
Through this eight unit degree, you have the option to select from a range of courses (subjects), including surveying computations, geodetic surveying, photogrammetry and remote sensing.
When you complete your Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology you could take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Spatial Science Technology where you will have the opportunity to do a research project and dissertation to apply your formal knowledge to a real world issue. If you are considering continuing onto a Master’s degree, your choice of courses may have an impact later. It is best to have a chat to our Student Relationship Officers before finalising your decision on courses.
The Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology is not accredited by any professional bodies other than the University of Southern Queensland.
As a surveying graduate, you could work in property surveying, land development, land information, mapping, engineering, and mining. Your experience could see you working on unique solutions to problems – solutions that are both socially and environmentally responsible.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also 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 program.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.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9527|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 27040|
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 a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Australian university three or four year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline area, or equivalent.
- A minimum of five years' relevant professional work experience.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
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 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.