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University of South Australia

UniSA Logo 2Study Geospatial Science at UniSA

We live in an ever changing world where the management of the environment and our place in it becomes increasingly important.

Geospatial science is becoming pivotal to our understanding and management of the environment via the measurement, analysis and display of geospatial data. Geospatial analysis is used to inform many industries ranging from the natural resource sectors; mining, gas, oil, fisheries and forestries, to government policy and health services. Geospatial science is also utilised to monitor and manage earthquakes, greenhouse gas storage, groundwater, weather, disease and urban planning.

The Bachelor of Geospatial Science offers students a blend of geospatial science fundamentals including, environmental management and modelling. The program offers students the opportunity to engage with industry experts through a series of guest lecturers. This program also offers students a pathway to the Master of Surveying, a professional area that is in high demand.

The University of South Australia’s geospatial science programs are linked to world-class research institutes and centres through the School of Natural and Built Environments. These include the Barbara Hardy Institute and SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse.

FUniSa Mitchell Fordor those who choose surveying as a career, a study by McCrindle Research has rated surveying as Australia’s most underrated degree with excellent career prospects for graduates. Of those in full-time employment, 90% of surveying graduates work in their field of study and earn a median starting salary of $52,000 per annum.

To find out more about Geospatial Science, watch this video profile of Geospatial Science student Mitchell Ford, or visit

Photo: Mitchell Ford, Bachelor of Geospatial Science.