Spatial Systems

    Where will this take me?


    Career outcomes

    After completing this major you might pursue career paths in 3D spatial consultancy, asset information coordination, geographic boundary, forensic or hydrographic surveying, or as a geodesist, GIS consultant or spatial analyst.

    Graduate degree pathways from this major


    Completing the Spatial Systems major means you are very well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas. Research training preparation within the honours year, a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research.


    To become a professionally accredited spatial engineer, you can study the Spatial Systems major in the Bachelor of Design and then progress to the two-year Master of Engineering (Spatial).

    The Master of Engineering is accredited with EUR-ACE® and provisionally accredited with Engineers Australia, equipping graduates with the skills, knowledge and industry exposure for a global career in engineering.

    Other popular graduate study options include the Graduate Diploma of Built Environment, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Construction Management and the Master of Information Technology (Spatial), which is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

    This major leads to a range of other graduate degree pathways:

    • Science and technology-focused graduate study in degrees including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology
    • Graduate degree pathways that will prepare you for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, teaching, medicine and other health sciences
    • Further graduate study to develop your skills outside of science and technology in areas such as humanities, business, government.