What will I learn?

If you have a mind for science and you’re keen to keep your options open, then the BSc is the degree for you. With many undergraduate majors in a wide range of subject areas, the BSc will allow you to incorporate different areas of interest and expertise. As well as strongly emphasising transferable skills to improve your employment opportunities, this programme will expose you to cutting-edge technologies and provide a gateway to independent research. Throughout your undergraduate degree you’ll be taught by knowledgeable scientists, many of whom are major contributors in their field.

Geographic Information Science

Study the data structures and techniques that are used to capture, process and visualise geographic information.

Subject overview

If you’ve ever dropped a pin into Google maps, or found the shortest route using the public transport network, then you’ve engaged with Geographic Information Science (GIScience). New in 2019, this subject is the study of the data structures and techniques used to capture, process and visualise geographic information.

It is estimated that 80% of data collected has some spatial component, whether it’s a city name, a street address or even a precise set of co-ordinates. We’ll teach you how to use data collected by satellites and drones, government-sourced data, and social media platforms to examine a wide range of social and natural processes.

Where can Food Science and Nutrition take you?

Graduates of Geographic Information Science will be well equipped to enter the workforce or pursue postgraduate study. They’ll have sound theoretical knowledge and be able to demonstrate independent technical abilities across the social, ecological and physical domains of Geographic Information Science application.

Further study options

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma in Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$40,599.00 (US$ 26,605) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $36,437 – NZ $44,761
Application deadline

4 July 2020

More details

Start date

6 January 2020, 2 March 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,

AUCKLAND,

Grafton,

1023, New Zealand

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$40,599.00 (US$ 26,605) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $36,437 – NZ $44,761
Application deadline

4 July 2020

More details

Start date

6 January 2020, 2 March 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,

AUCKLAND CITY,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: overall score of 550 plus Essay (TWE) of 4.5 in Paper-based TOEFL; CAE score of 52 or higher, no individual language skill below borderline; CPE score of 45 or higher; PTE overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50; score of 80 in Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).

For international students

Secondary school qualifications

You need to have one of the following: International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24. General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects with at least a 'C' grade or higher. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA, Pearson Education Limited and CIE taken outside of New Zealand.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 550 and an Essay (TWE) of 4.5; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • UP International College
  • Taylors College Auckland
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