|Guaranteed ATAR||70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||3 years full time|
Geographic information scientists are interested in geographic data. They collect, store and analyse geographic data to uncover spatial patterns, information and trends. If you have ever used a digital map such as Google Maps or MapQuest, or enabled location services on your mobile phone, you have used geographic information science (GIScience).
This technology is the foundation for geographic information systems (GIS), the general term for mapping technologies used by business, government and education. Sophisticated mapping is increasingly applied to population growth, land management, economic development, air and water pollution, business marketing and city planning.
As well as laboratory experience, flexible learning and online education options, this course enables you to engage in work-integrated learning activities to experience all facets of the discipline.
In your first year you will complete a GIScience foundation year that provides a solid grounding in this field. Core studies in geovisualisation, applications of GPS, cartography, web mapping, geospatial analysis and modelling, and remote sensing will provide you with a thorough understanding of the structure, development, application, implementation and management of GIS.
You can also study Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) as part of a double degree program with Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology).
To enrol in the geographic information science, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) and satisfy the necessary prerequisites for this program.
This is the only comprehensive degree program in the geographic information science. An additional year for honours program is available, which can lead directly into the Master of Philosophy and the Doctor of Philosophy.