Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems)
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.
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 22020|
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 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.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- 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 2018.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.