Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science) (Honours)

RMIT University

Program Overview

RMIT's Bachelor of Geospatial Science (Honours) will teach you to apply scientific principles in professional practice as well as develop research skills.This degree will prepare you to play an important role in collecting, distributing, storing, managing, analysing and communicating geospatial information to meet the societal demands in agriculture, transportation and logistics, energy, retail, defence and intelligent operations, emergency services, insurance, health care, environment and natural resources, and government sectors.Throughout your geospatial studies, you will engage in project-based learning, tackling real-world problems and designing solutions using geospatial technology.From Google Maps to GPS navigators, spatial science is everywhere and is relied on for geospatial technology to determine where things are, and how they are related. Gain specialised knowledge to meet the needs of AI-based geospatial solutions and increased demand for geospatial scientists. 



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,440


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Introduction to Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Surveying
  • Scientific Skills and Communication
  • Cartography 1
  • Spatial Information Science Fundamentals
  • Applied Geospatial Techniques
  • Plane Surveying and Computations
  • The Changing Environment

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)

  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

The cost of studying at RMIT University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 37,440 annually, to study in RMIT University.

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

  • manage transportation networks

  • perform utility mapping and spatial analysis

  • monitor natural resources

  • manage and map coastal zones

  • perform disaster informatics for disaster risk reduction and response

  • perform weather forecasting.

Graduates can pursue careers in cartography, mapping, surveying, measurement and geographical visualisation:

  • Cartographer - interpret, collect and measure geographic data

  • Photogrammetrist - use satellite images, aerial photographs and light imaging detection to create models of the Earth’s surface and its features to help produce maps

  • GIS Analyst - create spatial data sets, prepare maps and maintain databases

  • Geodisist - measure and monitor the earth to determine the exact coordinates of a point.

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