Surveying and Spatial Sciences are rapidly growing disciplines. Nearly all aspects of industry, science and society are finding an increasing need for high quality information in order to make reliable decisions. Much of that information has a spatial component, a location on Earth, and involves an integrated approach to the science and technologies of measurement, mapping, analysis and visualisation of data.
Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (Australia); Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board.
This 3-year (minimum) full-time or equivalent part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. The course is offered on the Hobart campus. Subject to unit availability, students wishing to undertake their first year of study on the Launceston campus may be able to do so. Contact the degree coordinator for more information. Surveying and the spatial sciences are relied upon in an increasingly wide range of applications, such as environmental management, civil and mining engineering, land planning and development, within both government and private enterprise. In recent years there has been dramatic growth in the surveying and spatial sciences. Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), remote sensing, image processing, and digital photogrammetry have become essential to planning and management. For graduates choosing a career in land surveying these technologies are as important as traditional surveying instruments; for other students, these technologies present a wide range of new career opportunities.
This 3-year (minimum) full-time or part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and is available at Hobart and Launceston. The main intake to the Bachelor of Science is February, however a mid-year intake in July is also available. Students interested in GIS and Remote Sensing, may like to consider studying a major or minor in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (GIS).
(For research trained degrees, see the Research section.)
The Honours course (min 1 yr) provides students with advanced skills and research experience in a specialised area of surveying and spatial sciences.
The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (min 1 semester) meets the needs of people who do not have prior experience of GIS and are seeking to acquire knowledge, or who have some training or workplace experience with GIS and are seeking to improve their knowledge and gain a formal qualification.
This 1-year (minimum) full-time or part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology on the Hobart campus. This course, together with the Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences or its equivalent, provides the necessary qualifications for registration with the Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board for the purposes of the Surveyors Act; and for reciprocal registration in other States of Australia.
It is recommended that the Graduate Certificate in GIS (S5A) articulate into the Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science (K6L). Candidates who complete S5A requirements can progress to the Graduate Diploma by completing the 50% Project unit (in part-time or full-time mode).
The Master of Applied Science (Specialisation) may be completed in 3 or 4 semesters depending on level of qualifications on entry and discipline preparedness of the specific candidate. The MAppSc (Spec) provides students with the opportunity to acquire advanced current knowledge in a specific science discipline. In addition, students will develop a capacity for independent research and problem-solving that can lead to workplace research and/or a degree by higher research (Masters or PhD). Currently, specialisations are available in the following areas: Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Food Safety, Microbiology, Physics (note: mid-year entry (July) only available), Biological Sciences, Environmental Management and Spatial Sciences.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
14 April, 2014