Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours)

University of Southern Queensland USQ

This program is practical, skill and knowledge based and allows students to adapt their study to their lives through external courses. Throughout the program, students will work with modern satellite based Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Geographic Information technologies, and get practical with surveying projects in land development and mining that will prepare them for their future career as a Surveyor or GIS Professional. In the final year, students will be given a chance to further develop their skills and explore the exciting final year research project. Previous students have produced projects in the fields of precise measurement, the effect of rising sea levels and accretion on boundaries and the use of satellite tracking in dynamic environments.

Course Fee:

International: $121,920

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; English (4,SA) and Maths B (4, SA); Recommended study: Year 12 Physics (4, SA).


32 academic units plus 5 or 6 compulsory Practice courses

Subjects you can Study:

Geographic Information Systems; and Surveying

Study Pathways:

USQ Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology graduates would normally be eligible for up to 24 units of credit towards the Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) within the same field. Graduates of the Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology in the same major are granted maximum credit at USQ, if entry gained within 5 years of graduation. The Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) is the final step in an articulating suite of programs leading from the Associate Degree of Spatial Science to the Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours), in the same study area.

Further information:

Surveying is the only major available on-campus at Springfield.


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:


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

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 8 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 8 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 8 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.

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

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