Major/Minor/Specialisation !B-ENVS-MAJ+1005 (2009)

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Year and Campus: 2009


Cliff Ogleby


Environments and Design Student Centre
Old Commerce Building
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010
T:+61 3 8344 6417
F: +61 3 8344 5532

Geomatic Engineering is the study of the science and technologies of 3D measurement, mapping and visualisation. This course provides the opportunity to acquire skills in modern, sophisticated technologies such as global positioning system (GPS), three dimensional computer visualisations, geographic information systems (GIS), surveying, and satellite and photographic image processing.

Careers and Further Study

Students pursuing a career in Geomatics will complete the Bachelor of Environments with a major in Geomatics, followed by the two-year Master of Engineering (Geomatics). The five-year Bachelor-Master combination leads to professional accreditation by Engineers Australia and the Institution of Surveyors, Australia. For more information on the Masters of Engineering and graduate careers, please visit the Melbourne school of Engineering web site:

Objectives: By the end of a three year Bachelor of Environments degree with a Geomatics major, you will have developed a sound understanding of technologies used in one of the fastest growing IT industries in the world today. For more information visit:
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Core second year subjects for the Geomatics Major

Students majoring in Geomatics must complete the following second year core subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 2

Core third year subjects for the Geomatics major

Students completing a major in Geomatics must complete the third year core subjects listed below. Please note that these subjects will be available from 2010.

  • Programming Geomatics Applications
  • Imaging the Environment
  • Integrated Spatial Systems
  • People, Land and Sustainability
  • Computational Methods in Geomatics

Breadth subjects

Bachelor of Environments Students must complete 75 credit points of subjects selected from those available as breadth for Bachelor of Environments students; including at least one subject at 300-level. For a complete listing of available subjects please see:


Bachelor of Environments electives

All Bachelor of Environments students must complete 37.5 points of Bachelor of Environments electives. For a complete listing of available subjects please see:


For more information on this major and to view a sample course plan please visit:


Related Course(s): Bachelor of Environments

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