PLEASE NOTE: The Faculty of Science wishes to advise that from 2013, this coursework program will not be available to new students. However, applications are still being accepted for students wishing to commence in Semester 2, 2012.
Challenges faced in addressing impacts of climate change, natural hazards and changing population pressures can often be addressed from a spatial perspective. Expansion in the availability of geographically referenced data has resulted from advances in satellite and aerial-borne remotely sensed technologies and the proliferation of spatially referenced databases. The utilisation of this information in understanding processes and addressing critical social and environmental problems has increased demand for interpretive, analysis and modelling theories and methodologies that deal with the spatio-temporal dimension.
The Sydney Spatial Information Science program has been designed to equip you with an in-depth knowledge, understanding and expertise in geographic information systems (GIS), spatial modelling and remote sensing required for professionals in this field. The opportunity to select from a range of units of study allows you to focus on a preferred specialisation within the broader spatial science spectrum or to enhance existing expertise. Rapid expansion of the spatial science discipline over the past five years has generated increased demand for individuals with postgraduate level qualifications in this field.