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What will I learn?

Developed and awarded by the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, US.

The Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) degree provides students with cutting-edge knowledge, skills, and abilities in using geospatial sciences, and this includes geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, locational analysis, and geographic visualization.

The curriculum focuses on the theoretical foundations geographical information science, the development and use of state-of-the-art software and emerging technology, and the collection, processing, and interpretation of geospatial information.

You will:

  • Be proficient in collecting, describing, analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing patterns, processes, and interactions of geospatial phenomena including the environment, human activities, and their interactions in time and space.
  • Develop skills in using state-of-the-art geospatial software and technologies employed in research, industry, and government agencies.
  • Be equipped with theoretical and practical experience in solving geospatial problems in a variety of geographic realms including the environment, health, cities, and social media.

More than 50% of modules are taught by US /overseas visiting faculty, covering the full semester throughout the entire program. The rest of the modules are taught by qualified local faculty with the experience and academic expertise approved by UB.

Career Prospects

The geospatial technology and services industry is growing in the US and worldwide, providing high-wage career opportunities in a wide range of employment sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (US Department of Labor) lists geospatial technology (cartography and photogrammetry, in particular) as an emerging industry with high demand for workers and potential for growth.

Career Choices:

  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • Computer analyst
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental scientist/manager
  • Geomorphologist
  • GIS specialist
  • Health care
  • Market research analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Natural resource manager
  • Researcher
  • Urban and transportation planner

Work settings include:

  • Consulting companies
  • Engineering and marketing consultants
  • GIS software development, implementation
  • Government agencies
  • Local, city and/or state planning offices
  • Multinational corporations
  • Real estate developers
  • Social services organizations
  • Universities

Which department am I in?

SIM Global Education

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG $34,668 - SG $69,336 (60 – 120 credits)
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

More details

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

SIM Global Education

461 Clementi Road,

599491, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have three GCE 'A' Level passes or minimum of 3 H2 level subjects with a pass or above. Advanced 1 – 16 Modules: An RMIT approved non-business diploma from any of the local polytechnics. Advanced 2 – 12 Modules: An RMIT approved relevant business diploma from SIM or any of the local polytechnics. Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the university. English Language Requirements: Applicants who have not achieved a minimum of C or better in General Paper at AS/H1 Level or Knowledge and Inquiry at H2 must provide evidence of at least ONE of the following: IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL - Paper-Based = 580 (TWE 4.5); TOEFL - internet-Based Test (iBT) = 92, with minimum of 20 in all sections; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A) = 58 (no communication band less than 50); Cambridge English: (Advanced CAE) (up to 2014) = 58 with no less than 'borderline' in each skill; Cambridge English: (Advanced CAE) 2015 onwards: 176 with no less than 169 in any component; RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced Plus or equivalent; Successful completion of a recognized approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English. Have successfully studied Singapore Cambridge 'A' levels at a Singaporean high school for at least 2 years and met the academic entry criteria of 3 A/H2 level passes. Other equivalent qualifications approved by RMIT will be considered.

For international students

Entry requirements vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Singapore.

English Language Requirements:

All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English in one of the following ways:

Paper-based TOEFL: 550

Internet-based TOEFL: 79

IELTS: 6.5

PTE Academic: 55

SAT I ERWS: 550

ACT (English AND Reading sections): 20

International Baccalaureate (IB) – Diploma Higher Level English A1 or A2: 4

Applications Opens on Mar/17 for Aug intake.

Pathways options

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