Bachelor of Applied Science (Professional Honours in Environmental Geospatial Science) (P4J)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Environmental challenges are becoming increasingly complex and problems like bushfire management and climate change requires highly skilled professionals. Environment professionals need to be able to analyse a variety of information, including mapped data, to adapt to the current crises. Business as usual is becoming increasingly data-rich and Tasmania’s Land Information System puts us in the fortunate position of being able to use geospatial information for many planning and day-to-day decisions across a wide range of sectors.

This course will teach you to integrate geospatial and environmental knowledge to make practical recommendations for enhancing decisions around places – both predominantly natural through to highly urban. The unique combination of environmental and geospatial skills in a pragmatic, case-based learning environment will place graduates well for an exciting career.

You will apply skills in geographical information systems and remote sensing to address complex problems associated with managing ecosystems and fostering sustainable practices. These skills are in high demand by government and industry employers, and your will benefit from our close connections with the profession and work-integrated learning.

  • 1 Synthesise theory and contemporary knowledge in environmental geospatial science fields to define problems and solutions
  • 2 Generate solutions to a range of environmental geospatial science problems by applying data collection and analysis techniques.
  • 3 Manage the design, documentation, and resourcing of geospatial science solutions across contested environment issues.
  • Course structure

    This Bachelor of Applied Science (Professional Honours in Environmental Geospatial Science) sits between the Graduate Certificate in GIS and the Master of Environmental Geospatial Science. It contains all four 12.5% core geospatial science units and adds core environmental training in preparation for exit at AQF8 or continuation to Masters at AQF9.

    The physical and living aspects of the global environment interact to produce the extraordinary variety of landscapes, ecosystems and species that occupy this planet. This unit highlights the interplay and conservation of controlling processes so that they continue to maintain…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale as well as within protected areas. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their type, there are landscape processes, both…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides an introduction to legal, administrative, social and scientific aspects of environmental impact assessment, environmental auditing, environmental management systems and related environmental management tools. The unit emphasises the practical aspects of environmental management for Tasmanian, Australian and international…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is designed to provide students studying at the graduate level with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of spatial information. This unit will introduce students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and basic remote sensing analysis, with a focus…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will give you advanced skills in the analysis and presentation of spatial data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This unit builds on KGG539 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and will give you more advanced skills in the analysis…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces you to theoretical and practical foundations of remote sensing. The unit starts with the physics of remote sensing including the concepts of electromagnetic energy and the interaction of energy with the atmosphere and the earth surface. We…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) enable autonomous global positioning using signals broadcast from various satellite constellations. With an ability to achieve accuracies ranging from metres to millimetres, GNSS provides positioning capability that underpins a host of scientific, commercial, civilian, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    A Bachelor degree in any discipline or equivalent.

    Students without the stated entry requirements but who have relevant professional experience and/or training may apply.

    Admission to Honours courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects and the English language requirements to be eligible for an offer. Admission is conditional on research project and supervisor availability.

    English Language Requirements  

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    English Language Requirements are:  IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0)

    Course Specific Requirements

    Candidates for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Professional Honours in Environmental Geospatial Science) shall be qualified for entry if they hold a bachelor degree in any discipline at the University of Tasmania or hold a degree or other tertiary qualification(s) deemed by the College of Sciences and Engineering to be equivalent for this purpose.

    Articulation from: the Graduate Certificate of Geographical Information Systems (S5A).

    Articulation to: the Master Environmental Geospatial Science (P7B).

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $31,950 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $31,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

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

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