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Spatial Science Technology (Surveying), Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , | Online
The University of Southern Queensland Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying) program produces graduates who are skilled in the area of spatial science theory and evaluation. It allows students to advance their knowledge of a spatial science discipline area for industry application, research or management purposes.

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Program objectives

On completion of this University of Southern Queensland Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying) program, graduates should be able to:

  • apply and analyse advanced theoretical knowledge and technical skills in a spatial science discipline.

  • critically evaluate knowledge from professional journals and other information sources to exercise independent judgement and communicate relevant ideas and theoretical concepts in their specialisation.

  • acquire and demonstrate an integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in a spatial science discipline or area of professional practice.

Accreditation

The Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology is not accredited by any professional bodies other than the University of Southern Queensland.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey Computations A
  • Engineering Research Methods
  • Asset Management in an Engineering Environment
  • Property Development
  • Property Ownership Management
  • Geodetic Surveying A
  • Geodetic Surveying B
  • Automated Surveying Systems
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Introduction to Global Positioning System
  • Land and Cadastral Law
  • Land Administration
  • Mine Surveying
  • Practice Management for Spatial Scientists
  • Cadastral Surveying 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Semester intake:

    On-campus

    • Semester 1 (February)
    • Semester 2 (July)

    External

    • Semester 1 (February)
    • Semester 2 (July)

    Online

    • Semester 1 (February)
    • Semester 2 (July)
    • Semester 3 (November)

    USQ accepts applications all year round. USQ receives thousands of applications each year so it is important to apply early.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      2 semesters full-time or 4 semesters part-time or by distance learning
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university three or four year Bachelor degree in a discipline area approved by the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, or equivalent

Or

  • A minimum of five (5) years' professional work experience equivalent to a qualification at AQF Level 7.

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • Commonwealth supported place
  • Domestic full fee paying place
  • International full fee paying place

Living costs for Toowoomba

  • 1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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