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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc, BAppSc(Hons)) majoring in Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Overview

The School of Surveying partners with the Department of Information Science (Division of Commerce) in offering a three-year Applied Science degree in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) (four years if taken to Honours level). This is the only New Zealand undergraduate degree majoring in GIS and combines elements such as GIS data structures, remote sensing, spatial databases, spatial analysis, geographical visualization and GIS programming. It is designed for those who wish to seek employment in one of the world's fastest growing areas of information technology. It is the technology behind Google Earth / Maps, but is also integral to local government, utilities (water, electricity), forestry and agriculture operations and well as being a multi-billion dollar industry in its own right.

GIS can also be taken as a minor subject to complement cognate majors such as Information Science, Geography and Geology, for example.

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Contact

For any enquiries about the Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in GIS please contact:

Dr. Tony Moore
Rm 128, 310 Castle Street
Ph +64 3 479 7589
tony.moore@otago.ac.nz

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Geographic Information Systems

Year Papers Points
100-level

COMP 101 Foundations of Information Systems

COMP 160  General Programming

MATH 160  Mathematics 1, or MATH 170  Mathematics 2

SURV 102 Geospatial Science

At least one of COMP 150 (recommended), GEOG 101, GEOG 102, STAT 110, SURV 101, ENGL 228

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18

18

18

18

200-level

INFO 201 Developing Information Systems 1

INFO 202 Developing Information Systems 2

SURV 208  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

At least one 200-level GEOG or SURV paper

18

18

18

18

Above 200-level

SURV 309  Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies

SURV 319  Spatial Algorithms and Programming

SURV 411  Spatial Analysis and Modelling

At least one further 300-level GEOG or SURV paper

18

18

18

18

Plus

126 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

126

Total   360

Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Geographic Information Systems

Papers

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Regulations

Further Information

Find out more about Applied Sciences at the University of Otago… (www.appsci.otago.ac.nz)

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