Course Description

Are you interested in how online maps will revolutionise the world? Explore the world of satellite imagery, online maps and geographical information systems with USQ’s Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Geographic Information Systems). Your studies will give you in-depth knowledge and skills in geographical data, programming, and remote sensing. In addition, you can choose a research project in your fourth year to investigate specialist geographical information systems topics.

You can choose to study online or enjoy the USQ on-campus experience.

Map the world
Are you interested in how online maps will revolutionise the world? Explore the world of satellite imagery, online maps and geographical information systems with USQ’s Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Geographic Information Systems). Your studies will give you in-depth knowledge and skills in geographical data, programming, and remote sensing. In addition, you can choose a research project in your fourth year to investigate specialist geographical information systems topics.

You can choose to study online or enjoy the USQ on-campus experience.
Why study Geographic Information Systems?
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. 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.
Professional accreditation
You will eligible to apply for membership with the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute of Australia when you graduate from your Geographic Information Systems degree.

Career outcomes

As a Geographic Information Systems 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.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $24,080 per year full-time, $96,320 total course costCommonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,352 per year full-time, $37,408 total course cost

Duration

4 years full time, 8 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 70.7% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 81.5% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 77.7% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Southern Queensland (USQ). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 60.0% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 24.0% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $62,500 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results

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