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Associate Degree of Spatial Science
University of Southern Queensland - Toowoomba

Course outline

This program arms students with the technical and analytical skills for a career in one of the country’s most rapidly changing industries. Students acquire knowledge of innovative technologies including satellite imagery and laser measurement systems. Students develop critical insights into spatial science through study of surveying, mapping, engineering systems, land development, town planning, environmental management, land law, and sustainable development. This program is a stepping stone to a bachelor’s degree in spatial science or spatial science technology. For more program information, visit Associate Degree of Spatial Science at USQ.


External students must attend at least one, week-long, residential school in Toowoomba during most years of the program.


Toowoomba and external: geographic information systems (GIS); surveying; urban and regional planning.
Springfield: surveying.

Other requirements

Attendance at field excursions and practice courses in the form of residential schools is compulsory.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must nominate on their QTAC application one preferred major of study.

Recommended study
Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)
Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)

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Career opportunities

Land development, mining, engineering surveying, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, town planning, mapping.


Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, Australia.

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Associate Degree
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Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time

Darling Downs & South West QLD
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