BP087 - Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science)

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Plan: BP087 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Geomatics)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Applied Science (Geomatics)
Award abbreviation: B App Sci (Geomatics)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time
Location: Onshore, City
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
Partnered offering / Corporate client:  
ASCED code: 031101
CRICOS code: 002682G

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Purpose of the Program

Bachelor of Applied Science (Geomatics) degree will engender in students an ability to apply scientific principles in professional practice as well as research establishments. Graduates will have a sound scientific knowledge as a foundation for a professional career in Geomatics or Surveying and as a basis for life-long learning in a changing global market shaped by economic, cultural, environmental and regulatory forces.

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Articulation and pathways

Graduates of the RMIT Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information, who have been successful in gaining a place in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Geomatics) will be eligible for entry to third year of the Geomatics degree programs but will have to complete some first and second year courses (contact the program coordinator for more details).  The following eligibility criteria apply:

  1. In addition to the Advanced Diploma the student must complete additional courses from years 1 and 2 of the Surveying or Geomatics Degree programs as outlined below.
  2. Each applicant must provide a portfolio of all the work undertaken during their Advanced Diploma.
  3. A letter of reference is required from the Program Team Leader of the RMIT Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information.
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Entrance requirements

Current Year 12: Prerequisites units 3 and 4 English (any) and Mathematical Methods (either) or Specialist Mathematics. 

Non-Year 12: applicants are encouraged to apply and may be required to have relevant employment or evidence of experience and/or ability to meet the demands of the program.

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External accreditation and industry links

Graduates are eligible for admission to the Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia (SSI), and to membership of the Institution of Surveyors Australia (ISA) for the Surveying stream. Graduates may also be eligible for membership of the Mapping Sciences Institute of Australia (MSIA).
www.spatialsciences.org.au
www.isaust.org.au
www.mappingsciences.org.au

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Course guide, learning materials, assignments and their solutions can be accessed through the Learning Hub (also known as online@RMIT). The RMIT University Library (city campus) has an excellent range of books and journals as well as electronic resources to support the program. A wide range of relevant journals not available in the RMIT library can be accessed electronically.

The School has many computing laboratories, which include computer laboratories in 12.10.31, 12.11.22 and the multimedia computer laboratory in room 12.10.38. These laboratories are equipped with modern computers and accessories and supported by state-of-the-art Geospatial Science software. RMIT has a planned budget to ensure that all computers are upgraded on a regular basis.

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