Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours)

University of Southern Queensland USQ

This program provides students with the educational requirements to become a professional spatial scientist and the ability to undertake postgraduate studies. The program is a practical degree that equips students with a core of theoretical, scientific, analytical, managerial, professional, research and communication skills that will permit them to undertake an in-depth study of the fundamental science and practice of spatial science in one of two fields: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Surveying. The program provides students with sufficient knowledge of surveying and spatial information systems to be eligible to gain employment, certification and, where appropriate, registration as a Professional Surveyor or Spatial Scientist. In addition, students obtain knowledge of the natural, legal, commercial, industrial and social environments in which they will function as professionals. Students can choose to study spatial science online or at one of USQ's campuses.

Course Fee:

International: $121,920

Entry Requirements:

Subject Pre-requisites: English (4,SA) or equivalent and Mathematics B (4,SA) or equivalent; Recommended Prior Study: Physics (4,SA) or equivalent; English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2.


32-unit program comprising of Academic courses plus Practice courses. Academic courses are normally one-unit courses and involve approximately 155 hours of student workload per unit. Practice courses are zero unit courses and each involves approximately 50 hours of student workload.

Subjects you can Study:

Geographic Information Systems; Surveying

Study Pathways:

Students may be eligible to articulate from the Associate Degree of Spatial Science and Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology. Graduates of the Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) can articulate to the Master of Spatial Science Research or Master of Spatial Science Technology.

Further information:

Surveying is the only major available on-campus at Springfield. Students enrolled in the external mode of study should note that there are mandatory on-campus residential schools held at USQ Springfield for some courses in this program.


The Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Surveying) is fully accredited by the Surveyors Board of Queensland and is recognised in every Australian state and in New Zealand through reciprocal arrangements. The degree, together with relevant industry experience, enables registration and/or licensing as a professional surveyor with the Boards of Surveyors in Australia and New Zealand. Graduates from the Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) are eligible to apply for membership with the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 8 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 4 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 4 years
Springfield No info Yes Part time 8 years
Springfield No info Yes Full time 4 years
Springfield No info Yes Online 4 years

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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.

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