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UniSA degrees in the field of environmental and geospatial science deliver practical learning taught by industry professionals.
There is a focus on fieldwork and problem solving from year one. You will gain skills you can transfer to the workplace and graduate ready to work in this increasingly complex and vitally important area.
Environmental science provides you with a broad knowledge base covering subjects such as ecology, soil science, geography and social sciences to prepare you for a number of careers in the exciting and broad area of environmental sustainability.
Geospatial science encompasses environmental mapping and spatial analysis for a range of purposes including land surveying, environmental management and modelling. This program focuses on the various elements of geospatial science including Geographical Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, mapping and land surveying.
If you are interested in further study, we offer postgraduate qualifications in Environmental Science and Surveying.
1 Source: 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
Our environmental and geospatial science degrees have been developed with extensive input and support from industry experts. The contemporary course content reflects the current state of play in environmental management and sustainability in Australia and overseas.
Experiential learning is a major part of these degrees with workshops, practicals and field trips embedded throughout. Our field education occurs at local, interstate and even international sites. As part of this program you will engage with guest lecturers from industry to ensure you exit with the latest professional practice skills and knowledge.
While you study you will benefit from links to the Barbara Hardy Institute and the Natural and Built Environments Research Centre (NBERC), both of which do research into the environment and sustainability.
Qualifications in this field can lead to a huge variety of roles in sectors such as:
We are a globally connected university; our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement. UniSA also has extensive research strengths and partnerships that provide a strong foundation for all our degree programs.
In the renowned Natural and Built Environments Research Centre (NBERC), our academics and researchers have diverse research backgrounds and complementary expertise in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Science, Geospatial Science, Project Management, and Water and Wastewater Engineering. A key aim of the centre is resolving real-world, multidisciplinary problems and the challenges of industry, government and the community, at both national and international levels.
The Barbara Hardy Institute has world-leading scientists, engineers and social scientists working collaboratively towards the widespread adoption of sustainable principles and environmentally correct practices. Simply put, they do great research into sustainability.
Geospatial Science student Mitchell Ford discusses his experience of studying at the University of South Australia.