Spatial Systems is the study of the science and technology of 3D measurement, mapping and visualisation, also known as geomatics. It is concerned with capturing, analysing, managing
and presenting spatial information. Spatial information experts develop the technology that lies behind search and rescue efforts, GPS, Google Earth and mobile location-based services such as Foursquare and Facebook check in.
Spatial information is an essential and indispensable part of any economy’s infrastructure. It is needed in all walks of life and on many scales, with applications including land tenure systems, environmental modelling, food production, disaster management, health and artificial intelligence.
In our final year research project we were given a lot of freedom to choose our project question and subject site. As a result our team visited a number of different sites to find our project location. This task gave us a real insight into how fieldwork is completed in the industry and the many challenges you can face.
Emma is now studying a Master of Engineering (Spatial) at the Melbourne School of Engineering.
–Emma Eltringham, BEnvs Spatial Systems major
Sample Course Plan
|Sample Course Plan – Bachelor of Environments|
Majoring in Spatial Systems*
|Year 1||Semester 1||Changing Melbourne||Environments elective||Calculus 2||Breadth|
|Semester 2||Environments Elective||Mapping Environments |
|Year 2||Semester 1||Applications of GIS||Engineering Computation||Environments Elective||Breadth|
|Semester 2||Surveying and Mapping||Database Systems||Environments Elective||Breadth|
|Year 3||Semester 1||Enginnering Risk Analysis||Imaging the Environment||Environments Elective||Breadth OR Environments Elective|
|Semester 2||Integrated Spatial Systems (capstone)||Land Administration Systems||Environments Elective||Breadth OR Environments Elective|
* For students commencing in Semester 1with VCE Specialist Maths 3/4 (study score of 25) or equivalent.
This is a sample course plan only. Subjects do not have to be taken in this order. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.