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Major

Spatial Systems

    Overview

    Be part of one of the fastest-growing IT industries in the world.

    Spatial information has entered the ‘big data’ age with huge, complex data sets that include geographic and location-tagged information from thousands of sources, like global positioning satellites, surveying, laser mapping (LiDAR) and telecommunications.

    Spatial systems is the study of the science and technology of 3D measurement, mapping and visualisation, focusing on the fundamental questions of where, what and when.

    You could build the next generation of 3D visualisations for Google Earth or create software that will help us predict and respond to bushfires or other natural disasters.

    For professional accreditation as a spatial engineer, follow this major with a Master of Engineering (Spatial).

    If you continue this major through to the Master of Engineering (Spatial), you will be eligible for professional accreditation as an engineer as our Engineering degrees are professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks — EUR-ACE® and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia). Graduates can work as chartered professional engineers throughout Europe, and as professional engineers in the 17 countries of the Washington Accord.