Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Geographical and Spatial Science and Master of Environmental Science

Develop advanced GIS and remote sensing skills to analyse spatial information developing data-driven interdisciplinary solutions to the world's greatest challenges.
4
Years Full Time

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

A degree in Geographical and Spatial Science can lead to careers in the following areas:

  • Geography and Spatial Sciences
  • Environmental Management
  • Marine and Coastal Science and Management
  • Catchment and Water Science and Management

Career pathways and industries:

  • Environmental regulation and consulting
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Property and land development
  • Health
  • International development, NGOs and Not-for-profits

A degree in Geographical and Spatial Science can lead to careers in the following areas:

  • Geography and Spatial Sciences
  • Environmental Management
  • Marine and Coastal Science and Management
  • Catchment and Water Science and Management

Career pathways and industries:

  • Environmental regulation and consulting
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Property and land development
  • Health
  • International development, NGOs and Not-for-profits

Career Opportunities

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Fees

This course is available in 2023, fee information will be available soon.
Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

Course Credit Points
192
Average Annual Fee (CSP only) - 2023
$9,133.65
Typical Fee Range (CSP only) - 2023
$4,124.00 - $15,142.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Course prerequisites

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have -

  • achieved an ATAR of at least 90, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and
  • a scaled mark of at least 50 in ATAR Mathematics Methods, ATAR Mathematics Applications or equivalent or higher; or
  • a direct pathway offer; or
  • a place in a relevant UWA access program.

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry requirements page.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

This course has higher ELC requirements. Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 6.5 and no band less than 6.0. For more information visit ELC requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

Geographical and Spatial Sciences provide an understanding of environmental processes including atmospheric, aquatic, terrestrial and anthropogenic interactions (human-environment relationships).

About the course

This Combined Bachelor's and Master's (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. You will complete the Geographical and Spatial Science extended major followed by units drawn from the Master of Environmental Science.

Bachelor of Geographical and Spatial Science and Master of Environmental Science

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM032
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Bachelor of Geographical and Spatial Science and Master of Environmental Science
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM032
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years full-time or equivalent
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Geographical and Spatial Science

Why study this course?

  • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia and 21st in the world for Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ARWU 2022)
  • Graduates with GIS and spatial science skills are in high demand, and therefore command a premium salary in the job market
  • Opportunity to specialise in the spatial and environmental sciences leading to rewarding careers across a broad range of industries
  • Make an impact provide solutions to the World’s biggest environmental challenges

You'll learn to

  • understand environmental processes including atmospheric, aquatic, terrestrial and anthropogenic interactions (human-environment relationships)
  • develop advanced skills in the use, manipulation, analysis and visualisation of spatial data
  • apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and advanced remote sensing technologies, to some of the World's biggest challenges and develop skills that are highly sought after in the job market
  • conduct research with opportunities to collect field-based data and work in a range of laboratory environments
     

     

Course Structure

In your first three years will complete the Geographical and Spatial Science extended major, followed by a semester of postgraduate study covering units from the Master of Environmental Science. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Geographical and Spatial Science; or continue with the Master of Environmental Science in your selected specialisation. 

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.

Ranked 1st in Australia and 21st in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2022)

Fieldwork in Science

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Facility

Remotely Piloted Aerial Sensing Platform

The Remotely Piloted Aerial Sensing Platform provides the latest in drone and sensing equipment to support UWA students and researchers.

Facility