Newcastle University, United Kingdom, *

Geographic Information Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Geographic Information Science (Hons), B.Sc.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 3 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 15,997

Study mode

On Campus

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Course Highlights

This degree focuses on the systems and software for analysing geographic data about the world around us.

Career Opportunities

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Course Overview

It is highly ICT-orientated and will appeal to students with an interest in technology, computing, mapping, geography and environmental management. You learn a range of skills such as programming and data collection, and work with technology such as satellite imagery and informatics. I want to find another Bachelor Course The degree is very hands-on, with plenty of opportunities to use our state-of-the-art software. This combination of practical skills and specialist knowledge makes our graduates attractive to employers and we have exceptional employment rates.

Subjects

Programme Structure Geographic Information Systems Surveying An Introduction to GNSS and its Applications Principles of Remote Sensing Quantitative Methods for Geomatics Tutorial Study Skills for Geomatics Informatics 1 GIS Fieldcourse Basic Mathematics Foundation Mathematics 1 Digital Surveying for Geomatic Engineering and Geosciences Geographic Information Systems: Theory and Application Geospatial Algorithms: Design and Practice Map Projections and Geodetic Datums Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning 1 Applied Remote Sensing and Image Processing Research and Practice in Geomatics Applied Geospatial Data Handling Database Technology Law and Land Use Advanced GIS Fieldcourse Professional Practice Advanced Geoinformatics Individual Research Project Land, Traffic and Highways Observation Processing and Analysis GNSS Theory and Practice Design of Transport Infrastructure Geohazards and Deformation of the Earth Offshore Surveying Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction Advanced Interaction Design User Interface Techniques and Technologies Career Development for final year students Creativity and Market Research in Science and Engineering Engineering Mathematics I

Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements A Levels ABB excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. Preference will be given to applicants with mathematical, science-based or geography A levels. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE Mathematics grade B required if not offered at A or AS level. Scottish Qualifications AABBB at Higher Grade including Mathematics and preferably Geography. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting. International Baccalaureate A minimum of 34 points. Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies required at grade 5 if not offered at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate A1A1B1B1B at Higher Level, to include a minimum of Grade B in Maths. Access Qualifications At least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 level 3 credits at Merit. A unit in mathematical studies or quantitative methods is essential. IT, Engineering Science and geographical or environmental-related units are desirable. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma) Overall DDM, to include Mathematics Level III at Distinction grade. Cambridge Pre-U D3, M2, M2 in Principal Subjects. Preference will be given to applicants with mathematical, science-based or geography subjects. GCSE Mathematics grade B required if not offered at a higher level. PARTNERS - A Levels BBC excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. Preference will be given to applicants with mathematical, science-based or geography A levels. GCSE Mathematics grade B required if not offered at A or AS level. The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle University's supported entry route for students from identified schools and colleges. Find out more about the PARTNERS Programme. PARTNERS - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma) In any subject at overall DMM-MMM. The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle University's supported entry route for students from identified schools and colleges. Find out more about the PARTNERS Programme. English Language Requirements Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

English Entry Requirement

6.5

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