You will develop knowledge in spatial measurement and analysis for both the human and natural environment and hands-on skills with sophisticated technologies.

Your studies will cover topics such as land surveying and mapping, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), image processing and land administration.

Your major structure

You can study this major through the Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science.


The Bachelor of Design is a flexible degree that lets you explore different fields of study. The subjects you complete in your first year provide the basis for your knowledge of design that will carry through the rest of your degree.

By your second year you will deepen your understanding of your chosen discipline, in preparation for deep and specialised study in your third year, when you will complete your major requirements.

You will also be required to undertake a capstone subject, which draws together the various theoretical strands.

Throughout your degree, design elective subjects can complement your major area of study. You can choose to study one or two majors, a major and a minor, or a major and a specialisation.

Bachelor of Science

You can study spatial systems subjects from your first year with us, and you’ll have plenty of flexibility to explore other interests too.

In your first and second years you’ll complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including mathematics and foundational mapping, GIS and surveying subjects.

In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of deep and specialised study in spatial systems.

Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects, in addition to your major subjects and prerequisites.

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