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Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science)

Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science) (BSCI)
CRICOS: 042230E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep

Overview

  • Study Geospatial Science in the Bachelor of Science and be able to provide expert analysis and advice about what shapes our world.
  • This important field of study helps to answer questions and draw conclusions about the relationship between people, places and the environment, and to help predict trends and patterns for the future.
  • Explore geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing methods, tools, and techniques that support decision-making in many applications areas and develop practical experience alongside technical, analytical and leadership skills. 
  • Work with sophisticated technology and tools, including drones, satellite imagery, maps, and laser measurement systems for 3D mapping and visualisation of the natural and built environment. 
  • Combine your Geospatial Science courses with a second major, such as IT, Mathematics & Statistics, or Agricultural Science, or choose between a range of electives to tailor your unique career path.

Further study

If you want to build on your Science knowledge and gain research skills, you can go onto studying the Bachelor of Science (Honours).

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Career outcomes

As a graduate from this major you will have adequate knowledge of spatial information systems to be eligible for employment and certification, where appropriate, as a GIS spatial scientist, cartographer, photogrammetrist, geodesist, or geospatial analyst and often find work in transport, primary industries, environment and online mapping sectors.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

  • Subject pre-requisite: Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning 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.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

 

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Geospatial Science major courses 8
A second 8-unit major + 4 electives
or 2 x 4-unit minors + 4 electives
or 1 x 4-unit minor + 8 electives
or 12 electives
12
Total 24

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns. 

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Science as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

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

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 34800
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 34800

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 042230E

The semester start date is:

  • Semester 3, 2023 starts on Monday 13 November, 2023.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

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