Spatial Systems

    Major overview


    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.

    Spatial information experts develop the technologies that lie behind urban analytics, smart cities, disaster management, GPS, web mapping, mobile location-based services and virtual environments. These technologies require substantial design to work effectively.

    They are concerned with capturing, analysing, managing and presenting spatial information crucial to human decision making, planning and design.

    The Spatial Systems major focuses on spatial data handling and infrastructure, web and mobile mapping, spatial analysis, spatial cognition and logical reasoning.

    If you follow the Spatial Systems major through the the Master of Engineering (Spatial) you will develop hands-on skills in modern, sophisticated technologies such as GPS, 3D computer visualisations, geographic information systems (GIS), surveying, and satellite and photographic image processing at an advanced level.

    Spatial information is an essential and indispensable part of any economy’s infrastructure and graduates of this discipline are in strong demand.

    You can study this major under the Bachelor of Design or the Bachelor of Science

    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.