Melbourne School of Engineering
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The spatial information profession provides fundamental assets to a nation’s information infrastructure: knowledge about where and when. Engineers in this field study the science and technologies of measurement, mapping and visualisation. For example, they work on satellite and photographic image processing, three dimensional computer visualisations and global positioning systems. Through the course, students gain practical skills and highly sought after technical knowledge to prepare them for careers in land and/or asset management for government, banks or property firms, or as surveyors in mining, construction and land agencies, among others.
High‐achieving students can take this specialization also with a strong research component, preparing for research‐oriented careers and leadership roles. Students are also offered elective packages in Cadastral Systems, Data Analytics, Management, Engineering Surveying, Digital Twins, SDIs, Navigation, Environmental Analysis and Transport.
Intended learning outcomes
On the successful completion of the Master of Engineering (Spatial) students should have:
- Gained advanced knowledge of the principles of spatial engineering underpinning spatial measurements, spatial information management, visualisation and analytics;
- Had the opportunity to develop research principles and methods in the field of spatial engineering;
- Cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge to reflect critically on theory and professional practice of spatial measurements, spatial information management, visualisation and analytics
- Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in the context of sustainable development and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge of spatial engineering;
- Communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions, to professional engineering and non‐engineering audiences;
- Technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship in the field of spatial engineering.
- With creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning;
- With high level personal autonomy and accountability;
- To plan and execute a substantial piece of scholarship.
Last updated: 19 July 2021