Bachelor of Science - Geospatial Science (Honours)

RMIT University

As an RMIT Geospatial Science student you will learn to use location as the key to collecting, managing, analysing and interpreting information to support informed decision making. The first two years provide a foundation in geospatial science and surveying. You can then specialise in areas such as cartography, geo-visualisation, spatial information science, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, satellite positioning, geography and enviro-sustainability. Practical work is based on industry-standard software and hardware-the same tools you will find in the workplace to reinforce the theoretical learning. Practical experience includes field work and 12 weeks professional experience. RMIT maintains strong links with industry, and members of the profession regularly participate in our teaching programs. You might find elements of geospatial science in other programs. However RMIT offers the only four-year undergraduate program in Victoria.

Course Fee:

Australian: $122,880
International: $138,240

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4-a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English and a study score of at least 20 in mathematics (any)

Structure:

While there's a sound theoretical base, most courses incorporate extensive practical work to build skills as well as knowledge. Learning support for students includes a first-year transition program, academic coordinators for each year level and a strong Geospatial Science Student Association. In the early years of the program, you'll study the fundamentals of measurement science, cartography and spatial information science (GIS). Other fundamental skills in mathematics, statistics and physics are also covered. In later years, more specialised studies are offered in spatial analysis, web design, remote sensing, image analysis and professional practice. Elective choices give you the opportunity to develop further skills in these areas or to learn more about information technology, environmental studies, planning and land administration. From first year, you'll engage in project-based learning, tackling real-world problems and designing solutions using geospatial tools.

Subjects you can Study:

Cartography, Geospatial information science, Surveying.

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the RMIT Advanced Diploma of Surveying who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 may be eligible to receive credit for up to one year (equivalent to 120 credit points), if successful in gaining a place.

Recognition:

Graduates from this program are eligible for admission to the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute. They also meet the requirements to be members of the Mapping Sciences Institute of Australia.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 58.65 No Full time 4 years
City 58.65 No Part time

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

Interest areas include:

The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

If you would like any further information, please complete an enquiry form for local or international students. 

 

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