This program arms students with the technical and analytical skills for a career in one of Australia’s high demanding and most rapidly changing industries. Students acquire knowledge of innovative technologies including robotic total stations, drones 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, spatial science technology, or urban and regional planning. For more program information, visit Associate Degree of Spatial Science at UniSQ.
Students are required to undertake practical and professional activities relevant to their program through enrolment in a series of Practice courses in the program. 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.
Attendance at field excursions and practice courses in the form of residential schools is compulsory.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to UniSQ’s website.
Applicants must nominate on their QTAC application one preferred major of study.
English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)
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Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
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Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
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Land and property development, mining, engineering surveying, land surveying, geographic information systems (GIS), drone photogrammetry, town planning, mapping.
Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, Australia.
11 Jan 2024
2 years Full time or 4 years Part time