This internet browser is outdated and does not support all features of this site. Please switch or upgrade to a different browser to display this site properly.
Geographic Information Science

Geographic Information Science

Undergraduate major

See full course structure
  • Qualification
    Geographic Information Science Honours Major (BSc) (Honours)
  • Credit
See full course structure

Select your preferred degree

This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

See full course structure


If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.

This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.

Geographic Information Science

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Curtin Early Offers for 2023

Are you in year 12 and keen to lock in your place at Curtin early? Let us take the pressure off.

Our Early Offers Program is available for most Curtin courses, and will help you secure a place in your chosen course before you even receive your ATAR.
Find out more

The Geographic Information Science Honours Major (BSc) (Honours) enables students to extend their knowledge of current academic research methodology as it is applied in the field of GIS and Remote Sensing. This is demonstrated through studying specialised units and the conduct of a supervised research project and presentation of an honours dissertation.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours).

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

What you'll learn

  • investigate and generate innovative scientific solutions to GIS problems using creative and critical thought
  • evaluate, integrate and interpret geospatial information and use a variety of tools to discover, interpret and visualise
  • communicate effectively through written reports, map visualisation and oral presentations within the ethical and professional framework of GIS
  • select and use appropriate established and emerging GIS technologies for solutions to complex research questions involving geospatial data
  • appreciate the importance of continuous education and training within GIS and take control of individual learning and development
  • appreciate that GIS is an international discipline with varying perspectives on local and global issues; apply international geographic information systems technology and data standards while undertaking research
  • understand the global and cultural issues within GIS and how these impact on the practice of the profession
  • be able to work as an independent scientist and within teams either as a professional leader or collaborator using effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • understand the scientific principles and concepts of Geographic Information Science (GIS) and extend existing geospatial methods through GIS research

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours) degree for indicative fees.

Help is at hand

See our frequently asked questions or get in touch with us below.

Opening hours:
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm, except Tues: 9.30am – 4.30pm (AWST). Closed public holidays.
  • Curtin course code: MJRH-GISSS
  • Last updated on: 24/09/2022