Bachelor of Geographic Information Technology

Course 356AA (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Undergraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 300 credit points taken over 36 months


Allison Kealy


Melbourne School of Engineering

Course Overview:


Students who commenced this course and have not completed, or have failed a subject, should speak to a course advisor.

Students who have completed a three year BEnv or BSc with a major in Geomatics can continue on to the professional Masters of Engineering (Geomatics). Students then undertake studies in advanced measurement sciences, remote sensing, spatial analysis, photogrammetry, land administration, cadastral surveying, land law, professional development and and a comprehensive research project.

The whole five year program for Geomatics is accredited by Engineers Australia and accreditation is pending for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Surveyors Registration Board, Victoria.

Objectives: On completion of this course graduates should:
  • Have a sound fundamental understanding of the scientific principles underlying technology;
  • Possess a broad knowledge base of their chosen discipline and of other disciplines to facilitate effective communication with those other professionals;
  • Have acquired the mathematical and computational skills necessary for the solution of theoretical and practical problems;
  • Possess analytical, problem-solving and design skills, including those appropriate for sustainable development;
  • Have verbal and written communication skills that enable them to contribute substantially to society;
  • Have acquired lifelong learning skills for further development professionally and for meeting future changes in technology; and
  • Have acquired a sense of professional ethics and responsibility towards the profession and the community.
Course Structure & Available Subjects: The recommended or standard course structures are listed below. When setting the timetable every effort will be made to avoid clashes between the times of classes associated with these sets of subjects. Students should be aware however, that if it proves to be impossible to achieve a timetable without clashes in these sets of subjects, the School reserves the right to modify course structures in order to eliminate the conflicts. Students will be advised during the enrolment period of the semester if the recommended courses need to be varied. Where the courses include elective subjects these should be chosen so that timetable clashes are avoided. In particular, students in combined degrees should plan their courses so that the subjects chosen in the other faculty do not clash with those recommended for the engineering component.
Entry Requirements: There is no further entry into this course.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit

Graduate Attributes: Our graduates are known for their high standards and professionalism, their understanding of global issues and their outstanding communication skills. For details, see “Objectives”.
Professional Accreditation: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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