MJRU-GISSS v.1 Geographic Information Science Major (BSc Science)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
Geographic Information Science (GIScience) involves the acquisition, visualisation and analysis of geospatial information ranging in scale from local to global. GIScience is a fast growing area of applied computing, digital mapping and spatial modelling. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and digital earth technologies are vital tools for disaster management, environmental and natural resources management, planning, health, minerals and energy, agriculture, utilities and transportation infrastructure, and a host of other applications. The program prepares students with a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of: acquiring data using instruments such as GPS (Global Positioning System), remote sensing and laser scanners; utilising GIS, digital earth and web mapping to manage, visualise and analyse geospatial information, and analysing geospatial information using spatial analysis, modelling and simulation technologies. A double degree program is available in which a GIScience degree may be combined with a Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology). Excellent career pathways are available for GIScience graduates across a wide range of disciplines nationally and internationally.
The Geographic Information Science Major is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES).
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
The Geographic Information Science Major requires Mathematics Applications; Mathematics Methods is desirable.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply geographic information science concepts and methods to geospatial applications
2. think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse spatial information
3. access, evaluate and synthesise spatial and related information from multiple sources
4. communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of geographic information science
5. use and apply technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations when applied to spatial information
6. demonstrate responsibility and self-learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
7. describe and apply Australian and international best practice standards in geospatial methods and technologies
8. demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
9. work ethically and professionally, both within a team and independently
Duration and availability
This Major is three years' full-time study.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|MATH1015||v.1||Linear Algebra 1||4.0||25.0|
|SPAT1007||v.1||Geographic Information Systems||4.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|SPAT1002||v.1||Spatial Database Systems||4.0||25.0|
|SPAT2009||v.1||Geographic Information Analysis||4.0||25.0|
|MATH1014||v.1||Foundations of Calculus||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|SPAT2010||v.1||Spatial Data Representation||4.0||25.0|
|SPAT2006||v.1||Applications of Global Positioning Systems||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|SPAT2002||v.1||Coordinate and Mapping Systems||4.0||25.0|
|SPAT2005||v.1||Geographic Information Systems Programming||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|SPAT3008||v.1||Geovisualisation and Mapping||25.0|
|SPAT3009||v.1||Spatial Project Management||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|SPAT4009||v.1||Spatial Sciences Project||9.0||25.0|
|SPAT4007||v.1||Spatial Sciences Professional Practice||50.0|
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