Geographic Information Science (Advanced Science)
Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
3-4 years

Course Description


Geographic Information Science Major (BAdvSci) (Honours) - BAdvSci(Hons) (Geographic Information Science) - MJRH-ADGISScience and Engineering
Guaranteed ATAR 95 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 4 years full time

Have you ever used a digital map such as Google Maps/Earth or a map app on your mobile phone, or enabled location services on your mobile device? Then you have used an application of Geographic Information Science (GIScience).???

This GIScience major is part of the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), a course designed for high performing students to pursue their interest in Science through a core of research, leadership and entrepreneurship. It provides a flexible and personalised approach to studying GIScience with students able to explore the field through for-credit immersive research experiences, industry placement and/or interdisciplinary team-based projects. The major culminates in a capstone experience in which students will have the opportunity to pursue GIScience projects that may be based anywhere from pure research right through to translational (entrepreneurial) science.

GIScience is the foundation for geographic information systems (GIS), which is the general term for mapping technologies used by business, government and education. It brings together computing, geography, environmental science and analytics for collecting, analysing and modelling geospatial data in applications.

The GIScience program will provide you with a thorough understanding of the structure, development, application, implementation and management of GIS through core studies in areas such as the applications of GPS, cartography, web mapping, geospatial analysis and modelling, GIS programming and remote sensing.

Career opportunities

Growth rates in GIS occupations across a wide range of disciplines are increasing rapidly, nationally and internationally. Your skills are in high demand by organisations looking to develop powerful solutions to location-based problems.

Careers involve such roles as GIS Officers, Spatial Analysts, GIS Programmers, Geospatial Developers and GIS Managers. The jobs involved in these career pathways are diverse and may include designing and building geographic information databases, developing web-based mapping systems, analysing & modelling spatial information and big data, and managing geospatial projects.

Please note, beginning your studies in July may increase the duration of this course beyond four years due to unit availabilities.

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