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Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Science Major

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 18-July-2022
Auckland University of Technology
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Studying a Bachelor of Science is guaranteed to quench your thirst for knowledge about the world, and will be the start of a lifelong career in science.

Study with us and you have access to some of the best lecturers in New Zealand and state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll have lots of opportunities to apply your knowledge in the lab or on field trips. Our strong links with the scientific community extend right across the world – making it easy for you to transition from university to your career.

In the Geospatial Science major in the Bachelor of Science you learn to interpret, analyse, present, and distribute information about locations in space and time.

Geospatial scientists help determine where schools, hospitals and new housing areas are located, and how to make the most efficient use of available resources. Geospatial scientists also identify which areas need environmental protection.

Geospatial science at AUT emphasises its use for conservation planning. Graduates with geospatial science skills are sought after by a range of employers, and demand will continue to grow, spurred on by population growth and finite resources. You explore an awareness of environmental considerations, and develop geospatial plans for environmental management and resource planning.
Key features:

  • High demand for geospatial science graduates
  • Skills to shape the physical spaces people live in
  • Research project and industry placement options

Career opportunities:

  • Environmental planner
  • GIS analyst or consultant
  • Natural resource or hazard manager
  • Sustainable development planner
  • Geography teacher (After completing a graduate diploma in education)
  • Geospatial scientist for Crown-owned research institutes, government departments and local government

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Useful New Zealand school subjects: Science subjects

English Language requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.


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