Associate Degree in Spatial Science

University of Southern Queensland USQ

This program will prepare students for a career in one of Australia's most rapidly changing industries. Student can put their name on the digital map and arm themselves with the technical, analytical and leadership skills needed to succeed. The Geographic Information Systems major will give students practical experience with GIS technologies, experience the great outdoors by choosing the Surveying major, or learn to design communities and assess the impact of their development through the Urban and Regional Planning major.

Course Fee:


International: $60,960

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Prerequisites: English (4, SA); Mathematics A (4, SA); Mathematics B (4, SA) recommended

Structure:

16 academic units and two or three practice courses, depending upon major. Academic courses are one-unit courses and involve approximately 155 hours of student work per unit. Practice courses are zero unit courses and each involves approximately 50 hours of student work.

Subjects you can Study:

Geographic Information Systems; Surveying; Urban and Regional Planning

Study Pathways:

Students can articulate into the Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology and Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) programs.

Recognition:

The surveying major is accredited by the Surveyors Board of Queensland. Graduates from the GIS and Surveying majors in the Associate Degree are eligible to apply for membership with the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Australia.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 4 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 2 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 4 years
Springfield No info Yes Online 4 years
Springfield No info Yes Full time 2 years
Springfield No info Yes Part time 4 years

Why study with us

Redefining flexible and online study, we are determined to prepare you for today’s competitive workforce. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

Study options

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 70 per cent of our students who choose to study online with us. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

We offer degrees in:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences. 

If you’re looking to gain the skills and confidence to prepare for university study, look no further than one of our pathway programs.  

Make this year the start of something great with Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time employment*. With the option to study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, we’re ready to help you on your path to become more. 

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Research

We develop research solutions that deliver global impact. Our researchers are found in the field, working alongside our partners to develop solutions that can be applied directly to industry and community. Our areas of research focus include:  

  • Agriculture and Agribusiness
  • Astrophysics
  • Cultural Heritage and Archaeology
  • Digital Life 
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Materials Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • Mathematical Sciences and Hypersonics 
  • Regional Community and Economic Development.

Contact

Australian & New Zealand
Phone: +61 7 4631 5315 
Freecall: 1800 269 500 
Email: study@usq.edu.au   
Fax: +61 7 4635 5550 
Opening hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (AEST) 
Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

International
Phone: +61 7 4631 5543 
Email: international@usq.edu.au  
Fax: +61 7 4635 9225 
Skype: usq.international 
Opening hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (AEST) 
Monday to Friday (except public holidays) 

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