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Charles Darwin University

Bachelor Of Science (wsci01) In Geographic Information Science in Charles Darwin University

  • Duration : Jul/Nov/Mar
  • Intake : Full Time- 3 years
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : $ 30,792 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 60
  • PTE : 50


About Bachelor Of Science (wsci01) In Geographic Information Science in Charles Darwin University

Do you have a curious mind and question everything? Perhaps a career in science is your calling.

Your study options are flexible and diverse with a focus on professional experience in various sciences including biologist, ecologist, spatial scientist, biomedical scientist, chemist, or in other science fields.

You will combine academic studies with practical learning in distinctive environments and communities of northern Australia and the region, and their associated challenges in environmental management and public health, including Indigenous health.

You will strengthen your problem solving, logical and critical thinking skills, apply an understanding of scientific and technological factors, and consider issues from various cultural, economic and other societal perspectives throughout your studies helping you to approach tasks informed and confident.

You will be able to demonstrate and apply an understanding of their chosen areas of science, including concepts, theories and principles to practise in real situations.

Students undertaking the Biomedical Science specialisation should note that due to laboratory requirements, on-campus attendance at intensive teaching blocks will be required for some units throughout the course.

External: This course is available online through distance education with some on-campus attendance requirements.

Course Structure

This course consists of common units, science specialist elective and elective units as described in the course outline. Students may complete a General Science course or specializations selected from disciplines such as in Biomedical Science, Ecology, and Geographical Information Science. These courses are structured to ensure fundamental science foundations are then supported by advanced units appropriate to the discipline area. Professional practice experiences are a feature of the course. Please note that external students are required to attend on-campus intensive teaching blocks depending on the units studied.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp). All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Either SCH101 Chemical Concepts OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry

PLUS

SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR SMA101 Mathematics 1A

PLUS

PHI310 Philosophy of Science (available from 2020) OR PHI230 Rationality and Decision Theory (available from 2019) OR IND173 Contested Knowledge’s (recoded from CIK )

PLUS

8 units (80cp) from Group A, plus

4 units (40cp) from Group B

Group A

All of:

ENV101 Earth Systems

HIT137 Software Now OR HIT125 Application Concepts

HIT164 Computing Fundamentals

BIS234 Database Concepts

ENV202 Introduction to Remote Sensing

ENV208 Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Thinking

ENV306 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling

ENV318 Analyzing and Synthesizing Spatial Data

Group B

Four units selected from the units listed below, with at least 20cp at 300 level

BIS243 Organizational Security

HIT226 Mobile Web Structures

HIT237 Building Interactive Software

HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm

This course is focus on Geographic Information Science.

The minimum academic entry requirements for admissions to undergraduate degree is the completion of a qualification deemed equivalent to Australian Year 12 by the University's qualification assessment references. Applicants may also be required to satisfy specific course requirements such as a minimum overall grade score or prerequisite knowledge.

IELTS Academic Module - A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; Australian Technology and Management College (ATMC) - Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Students will be required to sit an exit test on completion and achieve a score equivalent to IELTS overall 6.0; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) - A minimum overall score of 169 with no skill below 169; Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency - A minimum overall grade of B2. Navitas Academic English - A minimum overall pass and 55% in Academic English 3;

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module - A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50;

TOEFL Internet based Test (iBT) - A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

For more details, please visit university site.

Charles Darwin University Highlights

Type Public
Campus setting Urban
Establishment year 2003
Location Darwin, Northern Territory
Number of campuses 5
Annual Endowment 301 Million AUD
Academic staff 580
Total students 20124
International students 17.5%
Graduate Employment 83.39%
Mode of program On campus/ Online/ Full time/ Part time

Charles Darwin University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

  • The tuition charge for each course and living expenses are included in the cost of attendance for students at Charles Darwin University.
  • The cost of living for a person studying in Australia on a student visa is estimated by the Department of Home Affairs to be 21,041 AUD.

For reference, the cost breakdown is shown below:

Program Tuition Fee per year
Bachelor’s degree 25,328 – 33,480 AUD
Master’s degree 28,104 - 34,680 AUD
Undergraduate associate degree 29,616 – 33,480 AUD
Undergraduate diploma 26,968 – 29,616 AUD
Graduate associate degree 25,328 – 28,104 AUD
Graduate diploma 32760 AUD
  • For college students in Darwin and Sydney, the cost of living may be different. Below is an estimate for both places as a guide:
Expense Cost in Darwin (per week) Cost in Sydney (per week)
Food and groceries 80-280 AUD 80-280 AUD
Gas and electricity 35-140 AUD 35-140 AUD
Phone and Internet 20-55 AUD 20-55 AUD
Transportation 7 AUD 30-55 AUD
Car (if owned by students) 150-260 AUD 150-260 AUD
Entertainment expenses 80-150 AUD 80-150 AUD
Accommodation expenses 175-227.50 AUD 283-750 AUD

 

Know more about Studying in Australia

Tuition Fees in Australia (1st Year Average) BE/Btech: AUD 29109 | MBA: AUD 35139 | MS: AUD 36803 | BBA: AUD 28693 | MEng: AUD 39298 | BSc: AUD 34307 | MIM: AUD 39298 | MFin: AUD 35347 | MArch: AUD 37218 | BHM: AUD 28693 | MIS: AUD 35347 | MEM: AUD 43040
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in Australia AUD 1680 Per Month Approx
Entrance Exams in Australia TOEFL: 77 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 57 | GRE: 300 | GMAT: 600
Work and Study in Australia Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in Australia 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in Australia AUD 620
Student Visa in Australia The subclasses for the visa were reduced to two from the eight for convenience. The two visa subclasses are Subclass 500 (for students) and Subclass 590 (For Student Guardian).
Intakes in Australia There are Two Main Intakes in Australia: February and July.
Top Job Sectors in Australia Health Care and Social Assiastance, Construction, Education, Manufacturing, Public Administration and Safety, Transport & Logistics, etc.
Economy in Australia 1.7% (2019e) 2.3% (2020e), 10th Largest in the World by Nominal
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 30,792

Total

$ 30,792

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