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This program paves your way for a career in interpreting how location has an impact on the way we interact with the world around us.
If we understand where things are and how they are connected, we better understand our world. This is what geospatial science is and this program develops professionals to work in the field.
Geospatial scientists use location as the key to collecting, managing, analysing and interpreting information.
It's a specialised discipline, so you'll enjoy the advantage of relatively small class sizes, focused content and staff who are easily accessible.
Why study geospatial science at RMIT?
- While you'll find elements of geospatial science in other programs, RMIT offers the only four-year undergraduate program in Victoria.
- The program has international accreditation with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors which also entitles graduates to membership of that Institute.
- Surveying and geospatial science at RMIT actively engages with industry to ensure our programs meet the needs of this rapidly expanding field and our graduates are in high demand.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT has a dedicated field station at Yarra Bend where students can put theory into practice, using high-tech industry standard equipment.
Practical work is based on industry standard software and hardware, the same tools you will find in the workplace to reinforce the theoretical learning.
RMIT maintains strong links with industry and members of the profession regularly participate in our teaching programs.
Many RMIT activities are guided by industry. For example, you'll undertake an exercise based on the Yarra Bend Park Strategy Plan. You'll survey an area of the park, then model, design and illustrate an amphitheatre to suit the local environment.
In addition, all students carry out a final-year research project that is industry-approved and reflects current best practice.
You are also expected to complete 60 days of work experience during your program. This usually takes the form of paid employment during vacation periods or as a part-time employee. RMIT may assist you with finding a placement.
As more and more organisations rely on spatial data as a key information source, the industry demand for graduates grows stronger.
Graduates can work in any organisation where spatial information is used.
It’s typical that more than 90% of our graduates are employed within three months of completing their studies.
Geospatial science professionals are in demand, not only in Australia, but across the globe. With a rapidly growing population, the need for geospatial data is becoming more important to ensure we have precise information about where things are on Earth, and how they are related.
The Bachelor of Geospatial Science will prepare you to play an important role in meeting the needs of the agriculture, environmental, emergency and transportation industries, for example. You’ll build skills and knowledge in mapping, remote sensing, navigation systems and measurement.
A career in geospatial science may be for you, if you:
- have an interest in the physical nature of the world; knowing where things are and how they relate to each other
- enjoy design and computer graphics
- enjoy geography and mapping
- are able to work neatly and accurately, paying attention to detail
- enjoy science and maths
- enjoy problem solving
- are able to work as part of a team
Geospatial scientists develop and manage geographic information systems in a diverse range of exciting areas including:
- land administration and reform
- urban planning
- subdivision planning
- infrastructure management
- natural resource monitoring and development
- coastal zone management and mapping
- disaster informatics for disaster risk reduction and response
- weather forecasting
Graduates work in diverse roles that:
- manage and plan land use systems in local government
- map and analyse crime patterns with the police
- build systems for monitoring the spread of infectious disease
- provide maps and other data for mobile phones
Program and course information
Better understand our world
Geospatial science is everywhere around you: satellite images on your phone, analysis of shortest path through the city and assisting pilots to navigate around the world.