Courses & Units

Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences with Honours N4N

Hobart

Introduction

This 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Hobart.

Summary

Course Name Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences with Honours
Course Abbreviation BSurvSpSc(Hons)
Course Duration 1 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 3 Years
CRICOS code
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology

Intake

Locations

Location Study periods
Hobart Semester 1, Semester 2

Objectives

The course objectives are:

  • to provide advanced in-depth knowledge in a single area of spatial information science;
  • to provide opportunities for training in research;
  • to prepare students for postgraduate research as well as for employment in research organisations; and
  • to provide advanced courses in selected areas of spatial information science.

Career Outcomes

The Honours course provides students with advanced skills and research experience in a specialised area of surveying and spatial sciences. Graduates are likely to find employment in Commonwealth or State government agencies, or large private organisations.

Prerequisites

To be eligible to enrol for the degree applicants must either have qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences in this University or have qualified in another university or tertiary institution for a degree deemed by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology to be equivalent to that degree. In either case, the standard of pass must be of sufficient merit to satisfy the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

The Honours course consists of coursework and thesis as prescribed by the degree coordinator. Coursework will be appropriate for the particular research topic chosen and will constitute 25% of the assessment. With the agreement of the degree coordinator, candidates may select from Group 2, 3 and 4 units offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

For Full Time Students:

Please enrol in Project A and Project B (or Honours Co-ordinator approved coursework units) and Thesis A in one semester and Thesis B (25%) and C (25%) in the following semester.

For Part Time Students:

Please enrol in Project A and Project B (or approved coursework units) in one semester, followed by Thesis A (25%) in the following semester and so on.

* Students enrol sequentially i.e. Unit A, then Unit B irrespective of the semester in which they start.

Course Structure

Schedule

    Annual Course Cost

    Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    Course Rules


    Award name and title

    1. The award will be called Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences with Honours with the abbreviation BSurvSpSc(Hons).

    Validity

    2. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2007 and shall apply to all candidates for the award, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

    Entry

    3. Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences with Honours require the approval of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and shall have qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences at this University or equivalent qualification at another approved tertiary institution.

    4. Candidature is subject to appropriate supervision being available for the thesis topic approved by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and subject to satisfying the prerequisites required for the chosen field of study.

    Course Requirements

    5. Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences with Honours shall submit a thesis on work undertaken as part of the Honours course and fulfil examination or other assessments as prescribed by the Faculty.

    6. Candidates shall complete the requirements for the course within a specified period provided that the maximum period shall not exceed 12 months from the date of commencement for full-time students or 24 months from the date of commencement for part-time students.

    7. The Dean may grant an extension of time to a candidate who has been prevented by illness or other serious cause from completing the requirements of the course within the period prescribed in these specifications.

    General

    8. The classes of honours shall be First Class, Second Class and Third Class. There shall be an upper and lower division in Second Class.

    9. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule to these specifications.