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Geographic Information Science

Geographic Information Science

Undergraduate major

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  • Qualification
    Geographic Information Science Honours Major (BSc) (Honours)
  • Credit
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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. 

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
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

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