Have you ever wondered about the science and technology behind storm predictions, search and rescue efforts, Google Earth on the internet or discoveries of untapped fuel reservoirs?

Spatial Systems is behind it all. The Spatial Systems major will help you develop knowledge in spatial measurement and analysis for both the human and natural environment. Your studies will integrate disciplines such as the mapping sciences, geographic information systems, remote sensing, geodesy and surveying.

This major leads directly to a professionally accredited Master of Engineering (Spatial) and the Master of Information Technology (Spatial).

Studies in this discipline are also available via the Bachelor of Design.

Find out more about the Spatial Systems major.


  • Career Outcomes

    Graduates can expect local and international opportunities in the government and private sectors within the areas of marketing, mapping, environmental science, engineering and consulting. Fields include those of surveying, geographic information systems (GIS), environmental management, and computing.

  • Graduate Pathways

    Bachelor of Science graduates who major in Spatial Systems will be eligible to continue on to the Master of Engineering (Spatial). You will also be well-placed to apply for:

    • Professionally focused graduate degrees in the sciences and technology, including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology;
    • Graduate degrees preparing for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, medicine and other health sciences, and teaching;
    • Masters and Honours pathways to research higher degrees in the sciences and technology within the Faculty of Science, Melbourne School of Engineering, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Sample Course Plans
Majoring in  Spatial Systems

The flexibility of the BSc means you can adapt your study plan to your situation, or combine your major with another study area of interest. See some examples below.

Major Core Prerequisite
Major core
Complementary / Recommended
Major Selective Prerequisite
Major Selective
Breadth subject / Science Elective