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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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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
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Geographic Information Systems
COMP 101 Foundations of Information Systems
COMP 161 Computer Programming, or COMP 162 Foundations of Computer Science
MATH 130 Fundamentals of Modern Mathematics 1, or MATH 140 Fundamentals of Modern Mathematics 2
SURV 120 Surveying and Spatial Science
At least one of COMP 151, EAOS 111, GEOG 101, GEOG 102, GEOL 112, STAT 110, SURV 130, ENGL 228
Note: Students are exempt from COMP 161 if they have gained entry to COMP 162 by passing COMP 151 with a grade of at least B or via an Advanced Placement Test.
INFO 201 Developing Information Systems 1
INFO 202 Developing Information Systems 2
SURV 220 Geographic Information Science
At least one 200-level GEOG or SURV paper
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SURV 309 Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies
SURV 314 3D Reality Capture
SURV 319 Spatial Algorithms and Programming
SURV 320 Spatial Analysis and Visualisation
At least one further 300-level GEOG or SURV paper
108 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers
Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Geographic Information Systems
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