Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
As an RMIT Geospatial Science student you will learn to use location as the key to collecting, managing, analysing and interpreting information to support informed decision making. The first two years provide a foundation in geospatial science and surveying. You can then specialise in areas such as cartography, geo-visualisation, spatial information science, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, satellite positioning, geography and enviro-sustainability. Practical work is based on industry-standard software and hardware-the same tools you will find in the workplace to reinforce the theoretical learning. Practical experience includes field work and 12 weeks professional experience. RMIT maintains strong links with industry, and members of the profession regularly participate in our teaching programs. You might find elements of geospatial science in other programs. However RMIT offers the only four-year undergraduate program in Victoria.
While there's a sound theoretical base, most courses incorporate extensive practical work to build skills as well as knowledge. Learning support for students includes a first-year transition program, academic coordinators for each year level and a strong Geospatial Science Student Association. In the early years of the program, you'll study the fundamentals of measurement science, cartography and spatial information science (GIS). Other fundamental skills in mathematics, statistics and physics are also covered. In later years, more specialised studies are offered in spatial analysis, web design, remote sensing, image analysis and professional practice. Elective choices give you the opportunity to develop further skills in these areas or to learn more about information technology, environmental studies, planning and land administration. From first year, you'll engage in project-based learning, tackling real-world problems and designing solutions using geospatial tools.
- Cartography, Geospatial information science, Surveying.
Standard entry requirements
Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4-a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English and a study score of at least 20 in mathematics (any)
Graduates from this program are eligible for admission to the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute. They also meet the requirements to be members of the Mapping Sciences Institute of Australia.
Graduates of the RMIT Advanced Diploma of Surveying who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 may be eligible to receive credit for up to one year (equivalent to 120 credit points), if successful in gaining a place.
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